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1. (WO2001037557) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING FEEDBACK DURING PROGRAMMING OF A TELEVISION APPARATUS
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Pub. No.: WO/2001/037557 International Application No.: PCT/US2000/031390
Publication Date: 25.05.2001 International Filing Date: 15.11.2000
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 24.05.2001
IPC:
H04N 5/445 (2006.01) ,H04N 5/45 (2006.01) ,H04N 5/775 (2006.01)
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
N
PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5
Details of television systems
44
Receiver circuitry
445
for displaying additional information
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
N
PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5
Details of television systems
44
Receiver circuitry
445
for displaying additional information
45
Picture in picture
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
N
PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5
Details of television systems
76
Television signal recording
765
Interface circuits between an apparatus for recording and another apparatus
775
between a recording apparatus and a television receiver
Applicants:
GOSPEL, Thomas, Edward [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
COMER, Robert, Skipworth [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
THOMSON LICENSING S.A. [FR/FR]; 46, quai Alphonse Le Gallo F-92648 Boulogne Cedex, FR (AllExceptUS)
Inventors:
GOSPEL, Thomas, Edward; US
COMER, Robert, Skipworth; US
Agent:
TRIPOLI, Joseph, S. ; Thomson Multimedia Licensing Incorporated P.O. Box 5312 Princeton, NJ 08540, US
Priority Data:
09/603,23026.06.2000US
60/166,01217.11.1999US
Title (EN) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING FEEDBACK DURING PROGRAMMING OF A TELEVISION APPARATUS
(FR) PROCEDE ET APPAREIL PERMETTANT DE FOURNIR DES INFORMATIONS RETROACTIVES PENDANT LA PROGRAMMATION D'UN APPAREIL DE TELEVISION
Abstract:
(EN) A television apparatus and method provides visual/audio feedback to a user via the auxiliary image (i.e., PIP window) simultaneously during the menu selection process for configuring the television system. The apparatus enables a user to verify the connection between an auxiliary video/audio source device (e.g., DVD player, satellite receiver, VCR etc.) and a desired input source of the television receiver during the configuration process of the television system. The television apparatus includes a television receiver suitable for generating video output signals for displaying a multi-image on a display device. The multi-image displays comprise a main image corresponding to the currently tuned/selected input signal and an on-screendisplay ('OSD') of a configuration menu. The multi-images comprise the main image, the configuration menu and an auxiliary image, such as picture-in-picture (PIP) and picture-outside-picture (POP) displays.
(FR) La présente invention concerne un appareil de télévision et un procédé permettant de transmettre à un utilisateur des informations rétroactives visuelles/auditives via une image auxiliaire (par exemple, une fenêtre d'image sur image (PIP)) pendant le processus de sélection de menu destiné à configurer le système de télévision. L'appareil de l'invention permet à un utilisateur de vérifier la connexion entre un dispositif source vidéo/audio auxiliaire ( par exemple, un lecteur de disque numérique polyvalent ou DVD, un récepteur de signaux de satellite, un magnétoscope, etc.) et une source d'entrée désirée du récepteur de télévision pendant le processus de configuration du système de télévision. L'appareil de télévision comprend un récepteur de télévision apte à produire des signaux vidéo de sortie permettant d'afficher des images multiples sur un dispositif d'affichage. Les affichages d'images multiples comprennent une image principale correspondant au signal d'entrée choisi/syntonisé à un moment particulier et un affichage à l'écran d'un menu de configuration. Les images multiples comprennent l'image principale, le menu de configuration et une image auxilaire, telle qu'un affichage PIP (image sur image) et un affichage POP (image hors image).
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Office (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (EPO) (AT, BE, CH, CY, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)