It still provided electronic program guide service to existing customers, using content from Tribune Media Services.The domains replay.com, replaytv.com, and used by the Replay TV units to access the electronic program guide are owned by Direc TV.We thank you very much for all of your support and enthusiasm over the many years these products have been sold.
On June 15, 2011, D&M Holdings announced it was permanently discontinuing the Replay TV electronic program guide service: "The Replay TV Electronic Programming Guide (EPG) Service will be permanently discontinued on July 31, 2011.
After this date, owners of Replay TV DVR units will still be able to manually record analog TV programs, but will not have the benefit of access to the interactive program guide.
They alleged that the Replay TV 4000 series was part of an “unlawful scheme” that “attacks the fundamental economic underpinnings of free television and basic nonbroadcast services” according to the lawsuit.
The TV industry attacked Replay TV for two reasons: Both the “Commercial Advance” and the “Send Show” features were alleged to violate U. copyright and other federal and state laws, according to the TV industry plaintiffs, who wanted sales of the Replay TV 4000 devices—slated for shipment on Nov. The lawsuit against SONICblue was stayed when the company filed for bankruptcy protection in March 2003.
In August 2003, the Replay TV 5500 series went on sale without the “Autoskip” and “Send Show” features though the features continued to be enabled on the earlier models.