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1. (WO2001039147) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACKNOWLEDGING INPUT FROM A REMOTE CONTROLLING DEVICE BY A COMPUTING DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/039147    International Application No.:    PCT/US2000/032465
Publication Date: Fri Jun 01 01:59:59 CEST 2001 International Filing Date: Thu Nov 30 00:59:59 CET 2000
IPC: G06F 3/0484
H04N 5/445
Applicants: FUTURE TV TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
RZUCIDLO, Eugene
RAND, Ricky
Inventors: RZUCIDLO, Eugene
RAND, Ricky
Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACKNOWLEDGING INPUT FROM A REMOTE CONTROLLING DEVICE BY A COMPUTING DEVICE
Abstract:
A user presses a button on a remote controller (120) to transmit a signal from the controller to a set top box (100). The set-top box (100) is provided with a sensor (102) to detect the signal and a controller (103) to convert the received signal into visual and audio signals. These visual and audio signals can be transmitted to, respectively, a video display monitor to display a visual indicator of the received signal, and to a speaker (101) to broadcast an audible indicator of the received signal. The user can specify the visual indicator to be displayed, and the audible indicator to be broadcast.