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1. (WO2018138536) METHOD AND APPARATUS TO ENHANCE MULTIMEDIA EXPERIENCE
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CLAIMS

1. A method for enhancing a multimedia experience, wherein at least one multimedia content is stored in a storage, a selected content of the stored multimedia content is presented on the display (30) , and during presentation, the display is influenced by user input where the influence affects the positioning of the displayed multimedia content on the display (30), characterized in that the multimedia content is displayed on a wide screen display (30), which is masked by a narrowing mask (31, 32), while the display (30) or displayed content is moved along a coordinate in two possible directions by user inputs in one or another direction.

2. The method according to claim 1, characterised in that the aspect ratio of the wide screen display (30) is 16:9, and the ratio of width and height of the area left free by the narrowing mask (31, 32) is 4:3.

3. The method according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that the screen (30) is moved in the direction of the width in one or the other direction such that in one extreme position the displayed multimedia content appears up to one edge of the screen (30) and in the other extreme position, the displayed multimedia content is displayed up to the other end of the screen (30).

4. The method according to any one of claims 1 to 3, characterized in that the display (30) is moved directly by a mechanical actuator connected to the screen.

5. The method according to any one of claims 1 to 3, characterized in that the display (30) is moved indirectly by a mechanical actuator (15) connected to the screen.

6. The method according to claim 4 or 5, characterized in that the movement of the display (30) is manually controlled.

7. The method according to claim 4 or 5, characterized in that the movement of the display (30) is electrically or electronically controlled.

8. The method of claim 7, characterized in that an electric motor drive is used to move the screen (30).

9. The method of claim 1, characterized in that the user's head movement is detected and, accordingly, the displayed multimedia content on the display (30) is displaced in response to software control in one direction or another, where the head movement is detected preferably along the offset direction and the content displayed on the screen is displaced in the same direction as of the head

movement.

10. The method of claim 1, characterized in that the user's eye movement is detected and, accordingly, the displayed multimedia content on the display (30) is displaced in response to software control in one direction or another, where the eye movement is detected preferably along the offset direction and the content displayed on the screen is displaced in the opposite direction with respect to the eye movement.

11. The method according to any one of claims 1 to 10, characterized in that at least a portion of the multimedia content displayed on the display (30) is magnified by an optical means, preferably by a Fresnel lens.

12. The method of claim 11, characterised in that in case of using a lens (40) with a distortion depending on the viewing direction, the displayed content is pre-distorted by a computer program in an inverted sense compared to the distortion of the lens (40) in order to compensate for distortion of the lens (40).

13. An apparatus for enhancing a multimedia experience, comprising at least one storage medium for storing multimedia content, a means for selecting a multimedia content from the stored multimedia content, a display (30) for presenting multimedia content, and a means (16) for receiving user input, based on which during presenting the displaying of the multimedia content can be influenced, where influencing concerns positioning the multimedia content on the display (30), characterized in that the display (30) for presenting multimedia content is a wide screen display, in front of which a narrowing mask (31, 32) covering the edges of the wide screen display (30) is located, and the display (30) or the displayed content is arranged along two directions of a coordinate to be moved in one or the other direction by way of user input.

14. The apparatus according to claim 13, characterised in that the aspect ratio of the wide screen display (30) is 16:9, and the ratio of width and height of the area left free by the narrow mask (31, 32) is 4: 3.

15. The apparatus in claim 13 or 14, characterised in that the screen (30) is movable in the direction of the width, where in one extreme position the mask (31, 32) covers the edge of the screen on one side of the screen (30), and at the other extreme position the mask (31, 32) covers the edge of the screen on the other side of the screen (30).

16. The apparatus according to any one of claims 13 to 15, characterized in that, in order to move the display, the display (30) is directly connected to a mechanical actuator.

17. The apparatus according to any one of claims 13 to 15, characterized in that, in order to move the display, the display (30) is indirectly connected to a mechanical actuator (15).

18. The apparatus according to claim 16 or 17, characterized in that the actuator (15) for moving the display (30) is a manually operated actuator.

19. The apparatus according to claim 16 or 17, characterized in that the actuator for moving the display (30) is an electrically or electronically operated actuator.

20. The apparatus of claim 19, characterized in that an electric motor drive is connected to the actuator for moving the screen (30).

21. The apparatus of claim 13, characterised in that it has also a user head movement sensing element, its output signal being coupled to a head movement evaluation unit, shifting the multimedia content displayed on the display (30) in response to software control in one or another direction, where the head movement is preferably detected along the offset direction and the content displayed on the screen is shifted in the same direction as of the head movement.

22. The apparatus of claim 13, characterised in that it has also a user eye movement sensing element, its output signal being coupled to an eye movement evaluation unit, shifting the multimedia content displayed on the display (30) in response to software control in one or another direction, where the eye movement is preferably detected along the offset direction and the content displayed on the screen is shifted in the opposite direction with respect to the eye movement.

23. The apparatus according to any one of claims 13 to 22, characterized in that in front of the display (30) a magnifying optical device, preferably a Fresnel lens (40) is located.

24. The apparatus according to claim 23, characterized in that, in case using a lens (40) with distortion depending on the viewing direction, the displayed content is led to a pre-distortion unit with opposite effect with respect to the distortion of the lens (40) and its output connects to the display (30) in order to compensate for distortion of the lens (40).

25. The method of claim 1 or 7, characterized in that the multimedia content displayed on the screen is rotated in two or more directions, preferably left and right upon user input.

26. The apparatus according to claim 13 or 19, characterized in that a gyroscopic device is used in connection with the user input device (16) in order to provide control for the translational and/or rotational movement of the multimedia content displayed on the screen (30).