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348553000 - BASIC RECEIVER WITH ADDITIONAL FUNCTION

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348564000 Simultaneously and on same screen (e.g., multiscreen) 176
348569000 Receiver indicator (e.g., on screen display) 114
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20130044262SET-TOP BOX RECEIVER SOFT CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD - A set-top box is constructed including a processor, an input port, an auxiliary input port, and an output port. The input port is electrically coupled to the processor, and is configured to receive first control signals from a remote control. The auxiliary input port is also electrically coupled to the processor, and is configured to receive second control signals from an auxiliary remote control and send the second control signals to the processor. The output port is electrically coupled to the processor, and is configured to send graphical representations of a remote control to a display. The processor is configured to compose a graphical representation of the remote control, receive a second control signal, modify the graphical representation of the remote control in response to the second control signal, and send the graphical representation to the output port for display.02-21-2013
20090195694BROADCAST VIEWING SYSTEM - In a broadcast viewing system including a television receiver A and a recording/reproducing device B, the television receiver A and the recording/reproducing device B are connected by an HDMI cable. By using a remote control device C on the recording/reproducing device B side, a setting data required for viewing a broadcast is requested by using a control signal from the recording/reproducing device B side, and subsequently, the television receiver A replies with the setting data required for viewing a broadcast to the recording/reproducing device B by a control signal by using data required for viewing a broadcast set in the television receiver A side in advance through the HDMI cable. This simplifies the operation of setting for viewing a television program.08-06-2009
20110194028PREDICTIVE CALENDAR - A method for obtaining content using a calendar application is executed on a first electronic device. The method may include receiving travel parameters from a first user through a user interface of the calendar application. The travel parameters may include a destination and a date of travel. The method may further include obtaining destination information from a content source communicatively coupled to the first electronic device based on the travel parameters and notifying the first user of the obtained destination information at a predetermined time before the date of travel.08-11-2011
20130076982TELEVISION SYSTEM AND BOOTING METHOD THEREOF - A television (TV) system and a booting method thereof are provided. In the present invention, by additionally adding a self-setting booting item into an OSD (on-screen display) menu provided by the TV system, a plurality of booting modes related to the TV system is self-defined by a user under the self-setting booting item. Accordingly, the TV system performs a booting procedure in response to the self-defined and selected booting mode. Since the booting mode of the TV system can be self-defined/selected by the user, the modules corresponding to functions that are not need by the user in the TV system can be turned off/disabled, which avails saving power and improving a booting speed of the TV system, and even increasing practicability of the TV system.03-28-2013
20100073564Image display apparatus and image display method - An image display apparatus including an image receiving unit that receives an image signal on which additional display information is superimposed, an image display unit that displays the image signal on which the additional display information is superimposed in a screen, and an information display unit that displays predetermined display information at a display position of the additional display information so that the additional display information displayed in the screen is hidden.03-25-2010
20100073563METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING AN ELECTRICAL DEVICE - An apparatus for controlling an electrical device, the apparatus comprising: a touch module for sensing user input and generating a touch signal and a press signal; at least one switch assembly for accepting the press signal and generating a selection signal; and a processing module for receiving the touch signal and the selection signal and for generating a processed signal for controlling the electrical device, the processed signal comprising at least one television control signal.03-25-2010
20100073562Electronic Apparatus and Method for Adjusting Audio Level - An electronic apparatus including: a video receiving module configured to receive video information containing audio information; a storage module configured to store setting information for each type of the audio information; an identification module configured to identify a type of a selected audio information selected from among the audio information contained in the video information received by the video receiving module; and a control module configured to read out the setting information corresponding to the type of the selected audio information identified by the identification module and to control an output level of the selected audio information based on the setting information.03-25-2010
20130033644ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THEREOF - An electronic apparatus and a method for controlling thereof are provided. The method for controlling of the electronic apparatus includes: recognizing one of among a user voice and a user motion through one of among a voice recognition module and a motion recognition module, and, performing a voice task in response to a user voice is recognized through the voice recognition module, and, performing a motion task in response to a user motion is recognized through the motion recognition module.02-07-2013
20130033643METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ELECTRONIC APPARATUS BASED ON VOICE RECOGNITION AND MOTION RECOGNITION, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS APPLYING THE SAME - A method for controlling an electronic apparatus which uses voice recognition and motion recognition, and an electronic apparatus applying the same are provided. In a voice task mode, in which voice tasks are performed according to recognized voice commands, the electronic apparatus displays voice assistance information to assist in performing the voice tasks. In a motion task mode, in which motion tasks are performed according to recognized motion gestures, the electronic apparatus displays motion assistance information to aid in performing the motion tasks.02-07-2013
20120262629DISPLAY APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - Provided are a display apparatus and a control method thereof. The display apparatus includes: a display unit; a video processor which processes an image for display on the display unit; a storage unit which stores status information related to at least one of a structure and a function of the display apparatus, and a plurality of manual information corresponding to a plurality of processes implementable in the display apparatus; and a controller which, when a process, among the plurality of processes, is performed, controls the video processor to display manual information corresponding to the process on the basis of a current status information of the display apparatus.10-18-2012
20130027614Systems and Methods for Rendering User Interface Objects in Accordance with a Variable Scaling Factor - A method for rendering one or more user interface objects on a television screen is disclosed. The method is performed at a computer system coupled with the television screen. The method includes receiving a request for rendering a user interface object, and identifying a variable scaling factor. The variable scaling factor is determined in accordance with a distance parameter corresponding to a distance between a respective user and the television screen. The method also includes rendering the user interface object on the television screen in accordance with the variable scaling factor while maintaining a display of a television program on the television screen based on a fixed scaling factor.01-31-2013
20130027613IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS, PORTABLE TERMINAL, AND METHODS FOR OPERATING THE SAME - An image display apparatus, a portable terminal, and methods for operating the same are disclosed. The method for operating an image display apparatus includes displaying a screen based on a setting of a first user account corresponding to a first portable terminal on a display, receiving a login input for a second user account corresponding to a second portable terminal, logging in to the second user account, and switching the screen displayed on the display to a common screen based on the first and second user accounts.01-31-2013
20120182478AUDIO/VIDEO DEVICE HAVING A VOLUME CONTROL FUNCTION FOR AN EXTERNAL AUDIO REPRODUCTION UNIT BY USING VOLUME CONTROL BUTTONS OF A REMOTE CONTROLLER AND VOLUME CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR - An audio/video (A/V) device having a volume control function for external audio reproduction units by using volume control buttons of a remote controller is provided. The A/V device includes speakers, an audio output port for externally outputting an audio signal, an audio signal processing unit for reproducing and amplifying the audio signal and applying the amplified audio signal to the speakers or the audio output port, a memory unit for storing volume control values, and a control unit for applying to the audio signal processing unit any of the volume control values stored in the memory based on whether the external audio reproduction unit is plugged in the audio output port. The control unit controls the audio signal processing unit to adjust the volume control values for the audio output port by the volume control buttons when the external audio reproduction unit is plugged in the audio output port.07-19-2012
20120182477MOBILE DEVICE WITH A TOUCH SCREEN AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING DIGITAL BROADCAST VIA TOUCH EVENTS CREATED IN THE DEVICE - A mobile device with a touch screen and a method for controlling digital broadcasts according to touch events that occur in the device includes: outputting broadcast data in a digital broadcast mode; tracking, when a touch event occurs during the output of the broadcast data, the movement of the touch event; identifying control-stroke information regarding a stroke of the tracked touch event; and performing a function corresponding to the identified control-stroke information. The mobile device can perform a variety of functions according to the movement of touch events sensed by the touch screen while outputting broadcast data.07-19-2012
20120182476SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING SCREEN MENU ADJUSTMENT - A system for displaying information of the menu adjustment on a monitor is disclosed. A remote control is adapted to emit a first control signal. A TV card comprises a receiving module and a transmitting module, the receiving module being adapted to receive the first control and send the first control signal to the transmitting module, and the transmitting module being adapted to transmit a second control signal corresponding to the first control signal. A host is connected to the TV card and comprises a storage module adapted to store a database storing a plurality of information of the menu adjustment to be displayed on the monitor.07-19-2012
20130088643DISPLAY APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A display apparatus and a control method thereof are provided. The display apparatus includes a display unit which displays an image; a signal receiver which receives a signal from a remote control device; a signal transmitter which transmits a signal to a controlled device; and a controller which sets an operation of the controlled device and an input of the remote control device that matches the operation, receives a first control signal corresponding to the set input from the remote control device and transmits a second control signal corresponding to the operation of the controlled device that matches the input to the controlled device.04-11-2013
20130088642VOICE CONTROLLING SYSTEM FOR ADJUSTING A VIDEO WALL - A voice controlling system for adjusting a video wall is provided. The video wall comprises a plurality of display apparatuses, and the voice controlling system comprises a wireless mobile apparatus and a controlling server. The controlling server connects with the video wall via a connection. The wireless mobile apparatus is configured to convert a voice command from a user into a controlling signal and to transmit the controlling signal to the controlling server via a wireless network. The controlling server is configured to adjust the display apparatuses of the video wall via the connection according to the controlling signal.04-11-2013
20130208186SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING MEDIA DEVICES - Systems and methods process an input received from a remote control. A media stream is presented on a display, and the input from the remote control is received at a local device associated with the display. The local device may determine if the input is intended for the local device or a remote device. If the input is intended for the local device, the input may be processed at the local device. Various interface features, for example, may be managed at the local device. If the input is intended for the remote device, a signal may be transmitted from the local device to the remote device to thereby allow the remote device to respond to the input.08-15-2013
20130057764METHOD OF PROVIDING EXTERNAL DEVICE LIST AND IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE - Provided are a method of providing an external device list and an image display device. The method includes: displaying a plurality of external device icons connectible to the image display device; positioning a pointer on a first external device icon among the plurality of external device icons; and displaying on a screen of the image display device an image signal of an external device corresponding to the first external device icon having the pointer thereon.03-07-2013
20110013086DATA APPLICATION METHOD IN AUDIO VISUAL DEVICE - It is an object to provide an audio visual device that can display a picked-up image on a screen for a user to easily recognize the image without imposing an excessive load in terms of a capacity or the like. An audio video device is provided to display a list of picked-up images so that a user can easily recognize them by making use of a cell to display a program table set in the audio visual device in advance. Further, an audio visual device is provided to display a list of Exif information contained in a picked-up image together with the picked-up image on a screen so that a user can easily recognize the image displayed on the screen.01-20-2011
20120224103VIDEO INFORMATION DELIVERY AND DISPLAY SYSTEM AND VIDEO INFORMATION DELIVERY AND DISPLAY METHOD - The present invention provides a video information delivery and display system including display devices respectively mounted on cars of a train and including display units configured to display a guidance screen, a part-content storing unit configured to store a part content, which is a content at a part level, used for formation of the guidance screen, and a guidance-screen creating unit configured to select, according to a guidance content displayed on the guidance screen, based on train information, the part content used for the formation of the guidance screen from the part-content storing unit, arrange the selected part content on the guidance screen according to part arrangement definition data, and cause the part content to act according to part action definition data to thereby cause the display units to display the guidance content.09-06-2012
20120224102DISPLAY APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed are a display apparatus and a control method thereof, the display apparatus including: a signal receiver which receives a video signal; an image processor which processes the video signal received by the signal receiver; a display unit which displays an image on the basis of the video signal processed by the image processor; a function selector which senses a user's operation for selecting a plurality of functions provided by the display apparatus; and a controller which displays an on screen display (OSD) menu for selecting the plurality of functions on the display unit in accordance with a user's first operation entering within a predetermined distance from the function selector, and operates one selected among the plurality of functions in accordance with a user's second operation. With this, it is possible to provide an intuitive, convenient and reliable user interface for selecting a plurality of functions even under spatial limitations.09-06-2012
20120188454PERIPHERAL CONTROL SYSTEM, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND PERIPHERAL - A peripheral control system enhances expandability in the operation of peripheral by enabling the customization and display of operation panels for each of the peripherals, regardless of whether any operation panel exists at the display device side. The peripheral control system is configured by connecting a TV and a recorder via an HDMI connection. The TV stores operation panel information that includes array information for arraying, on the screen, image data of the operation buttons that comprise the operation panel of the recorder. The recorder stores image data of the operation buttons, and sends, according to operation panel information obtained from the TV, the aforementioned stored image data of the operation buttons in association with the array information to the TV. The TV disposes and displays image data of the operation buttons sent from the recorder, at a position that is in accordance with the array information.07-26-2012
20120099021Electronic Apparatus and Display Control Method - An electronic apparatus includes terminals, each being based on a specific standard and being used for communicating with an external device. The electronic apparatus includes a transmission module, an acquisition module and a display control module. The transmission module simultaneously transmits a power-on signal to external devices connected to the terminals, upon turn on of the electronic apparatus. The acquisition module acquires a physical address from one or more first external devices of the plurality of external devices by switching video input among one or more first terminals of the terminals. The one or more first external devices are turned on and the one or more first terminals being connected to the one or more first external devices. The display control module displays device information of the one or more first external devices and terminal numbers of the one or more first terminals. Other embodiments are also disclosed.04-26-2012
20110298981Scripted Access to Hidden Multimedia Assets - A method according to certain embodiments involves at a digital television receiver device, receiving a triggered declarative object (TDO) that carries a script that when executed provides the digital television receiver device with access to hidden television content, where upon execution of the script, the digital television receiver device is given a location of the hidden television content. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.12-08-2011
20110292284DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING DATA BROADCASTING THEREOF - A display device according to the proposed embodiment includes a broadcasting signal receiving unit that receives a broadcasting signal; a broadcasting signal) separation unit that separates the broadcasting signal received through the broadcasting signal receiving unit into video, audio, and data signals; a controller that analyzes the data signal separated through the broadcasting signal separation unit to comprehend whether data broadcasting is serviced and the kind of the data broadcasting; and a memory that stores information on a channel on which the data broadcasting is serviced according to a control signal of the controller and information on the kind of the serviced data broadcasting, wherein the broadcasting receiving unit sequentially receives and outputs broadcasting signals of an entire channel according to the control signal of the controller.12-01-2011
20110292283REPRESENTATION OF ONLINE DISCUSSION IN CONJUNCTION WITH PRIMARY VISUAL CONTENT - A method of representing online discussions in conjunction with primary visual content is presented. In the method, the primary visual content is transmitted to a visual display for presentation to a user. A statement of an online discussion is received. In response to receiving the statement, a representation of the statement and an icon representing a source of the statement are transmitted in conjunction with the primary visual content for presentation on the visual display. The icon and the statement are coupled graphically on the visual display, and are placed near a periphery of the visual display. After a period of time while the icon and statement are presented on the display, presuming a second statement is not received from the source, the icon and the statement are removed from the display while the primary visual content is maintained on the display.12-01-2011
20110292282INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM - A method is provided for controlling devices. The method comprises receiving user input indicating a request to connect to a controllable device. The method further comprises transmitting information to a plurality of controllable devices having indicators, the transmitted information including a command for causing the controllable devices to display, on the indicators, identifiers corresponding to the controllable devices.12-01-2011
20100201878ADAPTIVE CONTENT RENDERING BASED ON ADDITIONAL FRAMES OF CONTENT08-12-2010
20100002137METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING A SUMMARY OF A VIDEO DATA STREAM - Representation of textual information (such as a Scoreboard) is detected (01-07-2010
20100321574Methods and Systems for Power-Controlling Display Devices - Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for controlling power consumption with a power controlling display device. Some aspects relate to a power controlling display device that receives power cost data and user preferences and generates a power consumption schedule that may control internal display components as well as connected power consuming devices. Some aspects relate to methods and systems for automatically compensating a displayed image when display backlight levels are modified due to power regulation.12-23-2010
20100085483DEDICATED BUTTON OF REMOTE CONTROL FOR ADVERTISEMENT DELIVERY USING INTERACTIVE TELEVISION - Method and system is disclosed for delivering targeted advertisements to a user by employing an interactive television system. A dedicated button of a remote control is used to control the operation of rendering the advertisement to the user with the great simplicity. An icon for advertisement is displayed on the screen when a channel programming is being broadcasted. The advertisement is displayed in full screen after the first actuation of the button is received. The advertisement is removed from the screen after the second actuation of the button is received. The user can be identified by using of the dedicated button in combination of the channel selection buttons, which are switched into numeric buttons after a specific actuation of the dedicated button is received. A displayed window on the screen invites the user to key in the user's password represented by a series of numbers.04-08-2010
20080309820Dual display multi-modal vehicle infotainment system - A vehicle includes left-hand and right-hand video monitors. Each of the video monitors includes opposing top and bottom edges and opposing left-hand and right-hand lateral edges extending between the top and bottom edges. A translation mechanism couples the video monitors to a vehicle body. The video monitors are movable between a first position wherein the right-hand lateral edge of the left-hand video monitor is spaced apart from the left-hand lateral edge of the right-hand video monitor, and a second position wherein the right-hand lateral edge of the left-hand video monitor is adjacent to the left-hand lateral edge of the right-hand video monitor.12-18-2008
20090273713DEVICE AND/OR METHOD FOR WARNING ALERT RECEPTION DURING POWER OUTAGE - An electrically powered device (11-05-2009
20110205435DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING CONTENTS ON THE SAME - A display terminal and a method for displaying content on the display terminal are embodied and broadly disclosed herein. The method may include displaying an indicator that indicates a presence of at least one new content available in a channel; displaying a list of the at least one new content in response to an acknowledgement request corresponding to the indicator; and connecting to the channel to display the at least one new content in response to an input, wherein the input is a selection of one or more of the at least one new content in the displayed list.08-25-2011
20090096925Method for providing additional information of digital broadcasting application - A method for providing an additional information of a digital broadcasting application is disclosed. In accordance with the method of the present invention, a base information of a broadcast program and the additional information dynamically extracted based on the base information for a personalization may be provided to a specific viewer or a specific viewer group.04-16-2009
20090033794VIDEO SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND TELEVISION BROADCAST RECEIVER - According to one embodiment, a video signal processing apparatus includes a signal processor. The signal processor receives a digital video signal transmitted in a format conforming to a specific digital signal transmission standard to perform signal processing for video display. The signal processor selectively switches signal processing corresponding to a standard colorspace and signal processing exceeding the standard colorspace. A message is displayed such that a received digital video signal corresponds to a colorspace exceeding the standard colorspace, and the signal processor is set to a function of performing signal processing corresponding to the standard colorspace.02-05-2009
20080309821DISPLAY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING VIDEO SIGNALS - A method for displaying a video signal and a display system using the same are provided. According to the method for displaying a video signal, the display system provides a setting menu through which a user can set an output resolution according to an occupancy level of a control means, and adjusts a resolution of video to be output to a display means according to the occupancy level of the control means. If video is not transmitted to the display means, the display system may display a warning message, so that a user can know the reason therefor. Therefore, it is possible to always provide a user with video optimized according to an occupancy level of a control means.12-18-2008
20080284913AUDIO-VISUAL SYSTEM, REPRODUCING APPARATUS, AND DISPLAY DEVICE - The TV receiver as a display device has a drawing generation unit for generating display side drawing data of drawn picture according to a display format for on-screen display, and a reproducing apparatus has a drawing generation unit for generating reproduction side drawing data of drawn picture according to a display format for display on the TV receiver. The drawing generation unit receives the display format information of the drawing generation unit through a connection cable, and generates reproduction side drawing data of display format based on the received display side display format information. The reproducing apparatus supplies the contents data including the generated reproduction side drawing data to the TV receiver through the connection cable, and the TV receiver presents the drawn picture based on the supplied reproduction side drawing data.11-20-2008
20130120656Display Management Server - A display management unit configured to provide a modified video signal for display on a target display over an electronic distribution network. The unit may access information regarding the target display and at least one input. The unit comprises a database interface configured to retrieve display characteristics corresponding to the information regarding the target display from a characteristics database, and a mapping unit configured to map at least one of tone and color values from the at least one input to corresponding mapped values based at least in part on the retrieved display characteristics to produce the modified video signal.05-16-2013
20110141360SELECTIVE BOOTING METHOD AND BROADCAST RECEIVING APPARATUS USING THE SAME - A selective booting method and a broadcast receiving apparatus using the same are provided. The broadcast receiving apparatus including: a broadcast reception unit; a display which displays a broadcast received through the broadcast reception unit; a storage unit which stores a plurality of drivers of hardware provided on the broadcast receiving apparatus; and a controller which selectively loads a first driver, among the stored drivers, of first hardware for executing a first operation selected from among a plurality of operations, and then loads a second driver. Therefore, a user may execute foremost a desired operation.06-16-2011
20110141361BROADCAST RECEIVING APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING DIGITAL BROADCASTING AND BROADCAST RECEIVING METHOD - A start of execution of drawing processing of graphics data according to an application is delayed based on a time period required for image processing to be performed on image data according to a broadcast program image.06-16-2011
20110221963DISPLAY SYSTEM, CONTROL UNIT, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PROVIDING AMBIENT LIGHT WITH 3D SENSATION - A display system having 3D ambient light functionality is provided. The system comprises at least light source for providing ambient light having color and/or intensity dependent on the image content. The system comprises a control unit configured to control the color and intensity of light emitted from each light source to produce a 3D-viewing sensation, at least partly based on depth information.09-15-2011
20090213269Content Slider - Systems and methods include displaying information associated with various media and/or items of media content. Certain aspects include receiving input that identifies a parameter characterizing one or more media or items of content. A plurality of values for the parameter may be identified, and in some cases, the plurality may be ordered. Each value may be associated with one or more items of content characterized by the parameter. Input that identifies a first set of the plurality may be received, and a monitor may be instructed to display information associated with the first set. Various aspects include the display of a control bar, which may include a slider. In some cases, the receipt of input includes receiving a signal from a remote control. In certain cases, input may be associated with operation of a control bar and/or a slider.08-27-2009
20120169932CONTROL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROL OF BROADCAST RECEIVER - A control device is provided. The control device includes a first communication interface unit which transmits a control command in a first communication mode which uses a bi-directional wireless communication, a second communication interface unit which transmits a control command in a second communication mode which uses a unidirectional wireless communication, a state determination unit which determines a communication mode of the control device, a user interface unit which displays a user interface window which corresponds to a determined communication mode and receives the control command with respect to a broadcast receiver and a control unit which transmits the received control command according to the determined communication mode.07-05-2012
20120105722Image Processing Device, Image Processing Method, And Image Processing Program - The invention provides an image processing device, an image processing method, and an image processing program, which enable immediately and easily searching for images showing certain states of subjects. Image data of a plurality of frames for displaying images of the plurality of frames, and a plurality of evaluation values associated with the image data of the plurality of frames are stored in a storage unit. The image data of a frame is selected, out of the stored image data of the plurality of frames. The images based on the image data of the respective frames are displayed. A thumbnail image corresponding to the image data of the selected frames is displayed in a thumbnail display area in the display unit. If a thumbnail image is selected, an image of a frame corresponding to this thumbnail image is displayed.05-03-2012
20090141173Apparatus Having an Emergency Alert Function With Priority Override Feature - An apparatus such as a television signal receiver, radio or other apparatus provides an emergency alert function with a priority override feature to ensure that users are informed of significant emergency events. According to an exemplary embodiment, the apparatus includes a signal receiving element operative to receive emergency alert signals providing an emergency message. A processor is operatively coupled to the signal receiving element and detects if a condition associated with the emergency message exists. The processor processes the emergency alert signals in accordance with user settings for the emergency alert function if the condition does not exist. The processor overrides the user settings and enables an alert output if the condition exists.06-04-2009
20100188578Real Time Information Display Module and Method Thereof - A real time information display module and a method thereof are described. The real time information display module is coupled with a display device used for displaying TV signal. The real time information display module includes an information collection unit and an event detection unit. The information collection unit receives a setting instruction of an information category and collects share information corresponding to the information category according to a setting instruction. The event detecting module detects a TV event and an information event corresponding to the TV signal and the share information, respectively. When the TV event and information event exist at the same time, the real time information display module transmits a notification instruction to the display device. As a result, the display device retrieves and outputs the share information from the information collection module.07-29-2010
20090256964METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING IMAGES, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECORDING AND REPORDUCING IMAGES, AND TELEVISION RECEIVER UTILIZING THE SAME - The moving images under reproduction are displayed in a main screen and a plurality of thumbnail images that serve as indexes by which to search for a desired scene are displayed. Moreover, the thus displayed thumbnail images are updated at a predetermined timing according as the moving images progress.10-15-2009
20110122317CONTROL METHOD OF PROMPT FACILITY IN HDMI-CEC DEVICE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS WITH SUCH CONTROL METHOD - A displaying apparatus with prompt facility in HDMI-CEC device includes a control unit, a display panel and a HDMI signal processing unit. The control unit can receive a control signal generated from a remote controller. The display panel is controlled by the control unit to display an image. The HDMI signal processing unit is coupled with the control unit and coupled with at least one peripheral apparatus, which also has the HDMI-CEC facility. When the remote controller controls the peripheral apparatus via the control unit and the HDMI signal processing unit, the image of the display panel can show a set of functional-key prompting pattern in the remote controller, corresponding to the peripheral apparatus.05-26-2011
20100315555IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - An image processing apparatus includes: a receiving unit which receives image data of program contents and genre information regarding the program contents; a determining unit which determines a characteristic parameter indicating characteristics of a filter filtering a local image obtainable by decoding encoding data, which is generated by encoding the image data received by the receiving unit, in accordance with the genre information received by the receiving unit; a characteristic changing unit which changes the characteristics of the filter in accordance with the characteristic parameter determined by the determining unit; and an encoding unit which generates the encoding data by encoding the image data received by the receiving unit by executing a prediction process by use of a local decoded image filtered in accordance with the characteristics of the filter changed by the characteristic changing unit.12-16-2010
20110001876DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - An image processing apparatus according to the present invention includes a display control unit configured to cause a display screen to display image data, a determination unit configured to determine a position of an audio output device on the display screen based on the position of the audio output device which is placed within a first predetermined distance from the display screen, and a transmission control unit configured to perform control to transmit, to the audio output device, audio data corresponding to the image data displayed at a position within a second predetermined distance from a position on the display screen which is determined by the determination unit.01-06-2011
20100165199Display Systems and Information Display Methods Thereof - An information display method implemented in a display system is provided, comprising an electric appliance and a remote controller. First, when receiving message input, the electric appliance determines whether to display the message on the main display in accordance with the specific mode. If the specific mode is in a first mode, the received message is displayed on the display of the remote controller and is kept from displaying on the main display. If the electric appliance is not in a first mode, the received message is displayed on the main display.07-01-2010
20110025916External Equipment Controlling Apparatus - An external equipment controlling apparatus includes: a connecting unit, connected to an external equipment via an interface to input/receive data into/from the external equipment, the external equipment to which audio data is input and which performs an acoustic process to a sound corresponding to the audio data and causes a speaker to emit the sound; an audio data outputting unit, operable to generate the audio data, and operable to output the audio data to the external equipment; an identification information acquiring unit, configured to acquire identification information for specifying the external equipment from the external equipment; a program acquiring unit, configured to acquire a control program corresponding to the external equipment specified by the identification information from a server via a network; a video data outputting unit, operable to generate video data for displaying a setting screen for setting the acoustic process on a displaying unit, and operable to output the video data to the displaying unit; and a controlling unit, by executing the control program, configured to control a content of the video data and to control the external equipment by setting the acoustic process in response to command information to be input.02-03-2011
20130155324Multiple Device Access Windowing Display - A system and method for receiving and filtering a video signal to change spatial characteristic information of a display window included the video signal.06-20-2013
20110141359In-Program Trigger of Video Content - Methods and systems for triggering an in-program display event are provided. In an embodiment, a method for triggering an in-program display event may include perfotining a video content analysis of a program display. The method may also include determining a display event trigger in real time based on the video content analysis. The method may further include displaying a display event in the program display based on the display event trigger. In some cases, the display event may be an interactive session. In another embodiment, a system for triggering an in-program display event may include a trigger mechanism and an insertion module.06-16-2011
20110085083ON SCREEN PROGRAMMING OF UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL FEATURES - A system for remotely controlling one or more components coupled to a display or TV. Remote application software is provided on the TV for communicating a first signal between remote control and the processor via a receiver coupled to the processor, the remote application software comprises a graphical user interface for output on the, wherein the graphical user interface allows a user to assign the buttons on the remote keypad first to one or more commands that operate one or more external devices coupled to the display.04-14-2011
20120188453IMAGE RECEIVING APPARATUS AND IMAGE RECEIVING METHOD - According to one embodiment, an image receiving apparatus includes a communication module, a memory, a controller, and an update. The communication module is configured to receive first content based on a first address and second content based on a second address by communicating with an external server. The memory is configured to store the first content and the second content. The controller is configured to control a list display of a first image corresponding to the first content and a second image corresponding to the second content. The update module configured to reacquire the first content based on the first address and update the first image in the list display to a first reacquisition image corresponding to the first content reacquired.07-26-2012
20100060789RECEPTION DEVICE AND RECEPTION METHOD - The display information generating unit manages a first plane that contains video information and a second plane that contains first still information and second still information, and merges the first plane and second plane. The control unit adds at least one of the first still information and second still information to the second plane when an interrupt signal is generated. If the display area of the video information is the full display area of the display screen, the control unit starts a screen saver operation that changes the first still information after a first predetermined period from a time point of the interrupt signal. If the display area of the video information is smaller than the full display area of the display screen, the control unit starts a screen saver operation that changes the second still information after a second predetermined period from a time point of the interrupt signal.03-11-2010
20100060788Communication system and method - A method of initiating a communication event via a packet-based communication network in a media appliance having a processor executing a communication client, comprising: retrieving a stored list comprising a plurality of contacts associated with a user of the communication client; generating a first two-dimensional contact grid comprising a first arrangement of entries; displaying the first contact grid on a display means such that each of a plurality of the entries comprises a graphical representation of a respective one of the plurality of contacts, wherein the graphical representations are sized so as to fit in the entries of the first contact grid; receiving a selection of a subset of the graphical representations in the first contact grid from a user of the communication client; generating a second contact grid comprising a second arrangement of entries corresponding to the selected subset; displaying the second contact grid on the display means in replacement of the first contact grid, such that each of a plurality of the entries comprises a graphical representation of a respective one of the plurality of contacts, and wherein the graphical representations are resized so as to fit in the entries of the second contact grid; receiving a selection of one of the graphical representations in the second contact grid from the user of the communication client; and initiating a communication event with the contact represented by the selected graphical representation via the packet-based communication network.03-11-2010
20120242900Media Processing Devices For Detecting and Ranking Insertion Points In Media, And Methods Thereof - In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a method for inserting secondary content into a media stream includes dividing the media stream having a plurality of frames into a plurality of shots at a processor. The method further includes grouping consecutive shots from the plurality of shots into a plurality of scenes. A first list of insertion points is generated for introducing the secondary content. The insertion points of the first list are boundaries between consecutive scenes in the plurality of scenes. An average insertion point saliency of the media stream is generated at the insertion points in the first list. A second list of insertion points is then generated. The insertion points in the second list are arranged to maximize a function of the average insertion point saliency and a distance between each insertion point in the second list with other insertion points in the second list.09-27-2012
20100060791CONTROL SYSTEM AND USER INTERFACE FOR NETWORK OF INPUT DEVICES - Apparatus, methods, and systems for centrally and uniformly controlling the operation of a variety of devices, such as communication, consumer electronic, audio-video, analog, digital, 1394, and the like, over a variety of protocols within a network system and, more particularly, a control system and uniform user interface for centrally controlling these devices in a manner that appears seamless and transparent to the user. In a preferred embodiment, a command center or hub of a network system includes a context and connection permutation sensitive control system that enables centralized and seamless integrated control of all types of input devices. The control system preferably includes a versatile icon based graphical user interface that provides a uniform, on-screen centralized control system for the network system. The user interface, which includes a visual recognition system, enables the user to transparently control multiple input devices over a variety of protocols while operating on a single control layer of an input command device. In an alternative embodiment, the control system also enables gated signal pass-through control while avoiding signal jamming.03-11-2010
20100060790APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING SERVICE INFORMATION - An apparatus and method for providing service information. A method for providing service information includes receiving data including service information and time information, comparing the time information with the current time, and displaying the service information if a time indicated by the time information is within a predetermined time period including the current time.03-11-2010
20120120315TRACKING ACTIVATION OF LICENSABLE COMPONENT IN AUDIO VIDEO DEVICE BY UNIQUE PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION - An audio-video display device (AVDD) includes a licensable component providing a licensable function. The licensable function is available to present data on the AVDD without paying a license fee to exploit the licensable function, when the AVDD is in a retail demonstration mode, whereas post-vending of the AVDD the licensable function is available to present data on the AVDD only pursuant to a license fee therefor being arranged.05-17-2012
20110075030Television Receiver and Method of Receiving Television Broadcasting - A television receiver includes: an audio processor configured to extract a demonstrative pronoun from an input voice; an image processor configured to cut out an object from an input image; and a comparison-translation module configured to associate the demonstrative pronoun with the object based on a positional relationship indicated by the demonstrative pronoun.03-31-2011
20110043695Information Processing Apparatus Enabling an Efficient Parallel Processing - A method of processing information, includes: creating threads for respective input data streams, and switching them for processing, the threads each being for applying predetermined processing to an input data stream and storing the resulting intermediate data into a buffer; and reading multiple pieces of the intermediate data from the respective corresponding buffers to output multiple pieces of output data in parallel. The switching for processing includes: detecting the amount of intermediate data that is stored and yet to be read in the buffers when starting processing the threads; and stopping processing of the thread when the amount of the intermediate data thereof exceeds a set value, and switching processing to other threads.02-24-2011
20130155322DISPLAY DEVICE, DISPLAY METHOD, TRANSMITTING DEVICE AND TRANSMITTING METHOD - Provided a display device including a receiving unit that receives image data of a predetermined format for each frame; an additional information detection unit that detects an additional information disposed in a specific position of the image data of one frame received by the receiving unit; a synthesis unit that extracts division images of a still image disposed in the image data of one frame received by the receiving unit, synthesizes the extracted division images based on the additional information and assembles the still image greater than the number of pixels of the image data of one frame; and a display unit that displays the still image synthesized by the synthesis unit.06-20-2013
20100302442INFORMATION PRESENTATION APPARATUS AND INFORMATION PRESENTATION METHOD - According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided an information presentation apparatus including: video/audio signal input terminals to be connected to video/audio signal output terminals of a signal output apparatus; a receiving section that receives an apparatus information transmitted from a remote controller, the apparatus information being related to the signal output apparatus; a determination section that determines a compatible terminal combination among combinations of all the input terminals and all the output terminals based on the received apparatus information; and a presentation section that presents the determined compatible terminal combination.12-02-2010
20090153735SIGNAL PROCESSOR, SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - Disclosed is a signal processor includes a contents receiver receiving or storing contents of stream data, a characteristic extracting unit extracting a prescribed amount of characteristic of the contents received by the contents receiver, a detector detecting viewing time or hearing time for the contents received by the contents receiver, and a processor calculating information on a viewing status or hearing status of the contents determined based on an extraction status of the amount of characteristic extracted by the characteristic extracting unit and the viewing time or hearing time for the contents, and outputting the calculated information on the viewing status or hearing status of the contents.06-18-2009
20080252785System and method for aiding user in making correct TV connections - A TV has a TV processor and a display presenting a map showing the topology of the home network of which the TV is a part. The TV determines whether correct connections with other components have been made and if not, indicates the incorrect connections on a map displayed on the TV.10-16-2008
20080204596DISPLAY APPARATUS AND DISPLAY METHOD THEREOF - A display apparatus includes: an image processing unit that processes a main image corresponding to an image signal received from an external source and an auxiliary image generated by execution of an application; a display unit that displays the main and auxiliary images processed by the image processing unit; and a controller that controls the image processing unit not to display the auxiliary image if the auxiliary image is displayed on the display unit for more than a reference time period.08-28-2008
20110164183VIDEO PROCESSING APPARATUS AND VIDEO PROCESSING METHOD - A video processing apparatus that includes an interface capable of transmitting a video signal and type information indicating a content of the video signal and reproduces and displays the video signal, includes: a setting reception module to accept, from a user, a setting of one of automatic signal processing of the video signal and manual signal processing of the video signal, the automatic signal processing being based on at least environment information indicating a surrounding environment and processing content of the manual signal processing being preset by the user; a judgment module to judge whether the setting of one of the automatic signal processing and the manual signal processing has been accepted by the setting reception module; and a signal processing module to execute, when it is judged that the setting of the automatic signal processing has been accepted, the automatic signal processing based on the environment information and the type information.07-07-2011
20110134323Extending Data Records for Dynamic Data and Selective Acceptance Based on Hardware Profile - A system, method and data structure for processing basic client application data types to add thereto extension types and priority levels adapted for use by each of a plurality of set top box classes.06-09-2011
20110134322Dynamic Television Menu Creation - Output useable to select a desired communication channel from among multiple communication channels in a plurality of channel categories is provided by way of a remote control device. A user accomplishes this by selecting, in place of a displayed icon that is to be “unselected,” another icon, representing the desired communication channel, within a selected category of icons displayed by the remote control device representing channels in a selected channel category. Upon selection of such an icon, icons within the selected category of icons and icon categories are both dynamically reconfigured, based on how recently the icons were selected, so as to minimize inputs necessary to alternate from the selected icon back to the unselected icon. A signal output from the remote control device is receivable by a communication device in order to effect a change over to the desired communication channel.06-09-2011
20100214482SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BROADCAST TOWER LOCATION IN A DEVICE HAVING A TELEVISION SIGNAL RECEIVER - A system and method for locating broadcast towers in an electronic device including a television signal receiver are provided. The system allows a user to have an easy access to information on local television transmission towers while assisting the adjustment of an antenna. One embodiment of the system includes a database; a data communications network; an antenna; and an electronic device having access to the database over the network. The device includes a tuner configured to receive a television transmission signal; a display unit; and a processor configured to provide the display unit with information on local television transmission towers based at least partly on data received over the network. The information further includes the signal strength levels of channels provided by the television transmission towers. The processor is further configured to determine the signal strength level of the channel from the quality of the reception of the television transmission signal.08-26-2010
20100194983EQUIPMENT CONTROL APPARATUS - An equipment control apparatus capable of improving the command communication efficiency, wherein the equipment control apparatus (08-05-2010
20110187932DIGITAL BROADCAST METHOD, DATA RECEIVING DEVICE, AND DATA TRANSMITTING DEVICE - A digital broadcast method includes receiving audio and video data that form a predetermined content for digital broadcasting; receiving related data indicating a content related to the predetermined content; performing a control that transmits the received related data to a data receiving device prior to transmitting the received audio data and video data; receiving the audio and video data that form the predetermined content and the related data of the predetermined content that have been subject to the control; changing a viewing channel in response to a changing instruction of the viewing channel from a viewer; and outputting, when the viewing channel is changed from a first channel number to a second channel number at the changing and then changed to the first channel number again, the received related data with audio and video data corresponding to the first channel number to an output unit.08-04-2011
20110187931VIDEO DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD OF SETTING USER VIEWING CONDITIONS - A video display apparatus and a method of setting user viewing conditions of the same are disclosed. A video display apparatus includes a Bluetooth module detecting a peripheral Bluetooth terminal via inquiry scan/response and acquiring address information of the detected Bluetooth terminal, a control unit loading user profile of the detected Bluetooth terminal and setting user viewing conditions based on the loaded user profile, a profile database storing the user profile of the detected Bluetooth terminal and user profile setting menu managing the user profile, a tuner receiving a broadcasting program based on the set user viewing conditions, a video/audio processor processing the received broadcasting program into video and audio signals based on the set user viewing conditions, and a display unit displaying the processes video signal and outputting the user profile setting menu as OSD message.08-04-2011
20110187930APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING ELECTRICAL DEVICE USAGE INFORMATION ON A TELEVISION RECEIVER - Provided herein are techniques for displaying power usage information on a television receiver. A television receiver receives power usage information regarding electrical devices and outputs the power usage information and status information regarding the electrical device for presentation by a presentation device.08-04-2011
20110149159SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACTIVELY MANAGING PLAYBACK OF DEMO CONTENT BY DISPLAY DEVICE - An embodiment of the invention involves a display device and method for actively managing playback of demo content within a partially-assisted or non-assisted commercial environment. The playback of demo content is activated through detection of an audio triggering event in which playback of the streaming advertising content is temporarily halted. According to this embodiment, after the demo content is displayed, playback of the streaming advertising content resumes and cannot be interrupted for a selected period of time that is normally greater and will not be less than the playback time for the demo content. Other embodiments are described and claimed.06-23-2011
20100026892SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REPRODUCING AND DISPLAYING INFORMATION - A vehicle entertainment system is described for reproducing and displaying information and control options. It comprises means for information reproduction (02-04-2010
20110051001DISPLAY APPARATUS AND THE USING RESTRICTION METHOD THEREOF - Provided are a display apparatus and a use restriction method thereof. The display apparatus includes a media interface unit, a memory unit, and a control unit. The media interface unit detects the connection of an external device and receives unique information of the connected external device. The memory unit stores the unique information of the external device received through the media interface unit. The control unit stores/registers the unique information of the connected external device in the memory unit and determines whether to permit the use of the external device connected through the media interface unit on the basis of the unique information registered in the memory unit. Herein, upon detecting the connection of an unregistered external device, the control unit restricts the use of the unregistered external device on the basis of the registered unique information of the external device.03-03-2011
20110304770DIGITAL BROADCAST RECEIVER APPARATUS AND IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD - In a launcher display state, a launcher image is displayed on a screen. The launcher image includes a display frame. An application image, which has been reduced based on application video data at the time of startup previously stored in a main memory, is displayed in the display frame. In an intermediate display state, an intermediate launcher image is displayed on the screen. The intermediate launcher image includes an intermediate frame. In the intermediate frame, an application image, which has been reduced based on the application video data at the time of startup previously stored in the main memory, is displayed in the intermediate frame. In an application display state, an application image during startup is displayed on the whole screen of a monitor.12-15-2011
20110304769DIGITAL BROADCAST RECEIVER APPARATUS AND IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD - In a television display state, a television image is displayed on the whole of a screen. In an intermediate display state, an intermediate launcher image is displayed on the screen. The intermediate launcher image includes an intermediate frame having a perspective shape of the screen. A television image the vertical and horizontal sizes of which are reduced is displayed in the intermediate frame. In a launcher display state, a last launcher image is displayed on the screen. The last launcher image includes a display frame having a perspective shape of the screen. A television image having further reduced vertical and horizontal sizes is displayed in the display frame.12-15-2011
20110141358Illuminated bezel information display - A configured display mode is determined for a two-dimensional light-emitting diode (LED) array located within a bezel of the display device outside of the display area of the display. Information associated with the configured display mode is retrieved for the two-dimensional LED array. The information associated with the configured display mode is displayed via the two-dimensional LED array. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.06-16-2011
20110063509SYSTEM AND METHOD IN A TELEVISION RECEIVER FOR PROVIDING USER-SELECTION OF OBJECTS IN A TELEVISION PROGRAM - A system and method in a television receiver (e.g., a television receiver external to a television) for providing user-selection of objects in a television program, substantially as shown in and/or described in connection with at least one of the figures, as set forth more completely in the claims.03-17-2011
20110063508INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND ITS DISPLAY METHOD - An information processing apparatus includes: a reception module configured to receive a selection command input by a user; a connector unit configured to be connectable with an external device; a selection menu output module configured to output, to a display device, a video signal for displaying an application selection menu that enables selection from applications relating to the external device when a connection of the external device to the connector unit is detected; and a controller configured to activate an application requested by the user which is selected by the selection command input by the user through the application selection menu.03-17-2011
20110063510METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THROUGH DISPLAY - A display device for providing additional information using Visible Light Communication (VLC), including a decoder for dividing an input signal into a video signal and a data signal including additional information on at least one object included in an image output through the video signal; a display; a VLC controller for receiving the data signal from the decoder and encoding the data signal in accordance with a VLC protocol to output the data signal as a visible light signal through the VLC; light source blocks, which include light sources, back light the display, and output the data signal encoded in accordance with the VLC; and a control unit for controlling the encoded data signal including the additional information on the object, to be output as the visible light signal through a light source block at a position corresponding to the object from among the light source blocks.03-17-2011
20120013804System and Method for Data Item Filtering Based on Character Sequence Entry - A method of filtering a plurality of data items according to user input is presented. Each of the data items, such as media content files, is identified via a multiple-character identifier. In the method, a collection of individual characters is presented to a user for selection. A character sequence is received from the user, wherein the character sequence includes at least one character selection selected from the collection of individual characters. For each character selection in the sequence, more than one character from the collection is associated with the character selection. The data items are then filtered based on the associated characters corresponding to each character selection.01-19-2012
20120026398Using Display Monitor User Controls To Adjust An Accessory - A display monitor chassis comprises user controls and a display screen. The display screen displays a first graphical user interface (GUI) that can be manipulated using at least one of the user controls to adjust the display monitor. The display screen is capable of displaying a second GUI that can be manipulated using at least one of the user controls to adjust an accessory communicably coupled to the display monitor chassis.02-02-2012
20120026397METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BROWSING CHANNELS IN A DIGITAL TELEVISION DEVICE - A method and apparatus for browsing channels in a digital television device, wherein the method includes forming one or more blocks of moving window frames associated with each channel program being watched by a viewer of the digital television device, generating a channel history list based on the one or more blocks of the moving window frames, and displaying the channel history list on a display of the digital television device. The channel history list includes at least one of the channel programs watched by the viewer, information associated with each of the at least one of the channel programs, and a preview of the moving window frames in the one or more blocks associated with each of the at least one of the channel programs.02-02-2012
20120062795BROADCASTING AND COMMUNICATION RECEIVER APPARATUS - A digital receiver including: a receiver; a decoder; and a display controller, with a display having a first display zone displaying at least a part of the title included in program information and a second display zone displaying an entirety of the title, under control of the display controller; wherein the display controller includes an input data amount calculator calculating an amount of input data for the first display zone inputted from memory, and a comparator to compare the amount calculated with an amount of displayable data, and when the amount of the input data is larger than the amount of the displayable data, a part of the title and a symbol indicative of omission are displayed, and when the first display zone is selected, an entirety of the title in the selected first display zone is displayed in the second display zone.03-15-2012
20110090401System and Method for Triggering a Demonstration Mode of a Display Device - A system and method are provided for triggering a demonstration mode of a display device. In one embodiment, a process includes displaying data received by a first input of the display device, monitoring a broadcast channel by the display device, and detecting a triggering signal in the broadcast channel. The process may also include displaying a demonstration based on detection of the triggering signal. Once the demonstration is complete, data received by the first input may be displayed.04-21-2011
20110102677VIDEO RECEIVER AND DISPLAY OUTPUT METHOD - According to the embodiment, there is provided a video receiver including: an output module configured to output a display signal to a display device; an event notice receiver configured to receive an event notice indicating that predetermined information is receivable; a display form setting module configured to set a display form in which to display the predetermined information on the display device based on the event notice received by the event notice receiver; a display signal generator configured to generate a first display signal for displaying the predetermined information in the display form set by the display form setting module; a video information receiver configured to receive video information; and a video display signal generator for generating a second display signal for displaying an image on the display device based on the video information.05-05-2011
20110102676TELEVISION AND LOCKING METHOD THEREOF - A locking method employed by a television includes steps of: obtaining time information according to a predetermined locking time; determining whether the obtained time information matches with the predetermined locking time; requiring users input a password; receiving an input password and determined whether the input password match with a predetermined password; locking the television if the input password does not match with the predetermined password.05-05-2011
20120249876INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, TUNER, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - An information processing apparatus includes: a portal screen displaying unit configured to display a portal screen that serves as a source of transition for a plurality of screens related to the viewing of a program on a predetermined display device; an indicator acquisition unit configured to acquire an indicator indicative of the number of viewers viewing a program being broadcast from an information management server; and a popularity determination unit configured to determine the popularity of the program being broadcast in accordance with the indicator. The portal screen displaying unit displays on the portal screen an object to be selected to transition to a screen for viewing the program being broadcast and displays information indicating the popularity of the program.10-04-2012
20120162515Mobile to Hardware Device Linking - Allowing a user of a mobile computing device to link the mobile computing device and its associated network or system to a subject piece of hardware operating via a second network or system is provided. After the mobile computing device is linked to a given hardware device, functional operation of the hardware device and access to accounts associated with the hardware device may be provided to the linked mobile computing device.06-28-2012
201201625163-D POINTING DEVICE, DTV, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE DTV, AND DTV SYSTEM - The present invention relates to Digital Television (DTV) controlled by a 3-Dimensional (3-D) pointing device, including a receiving unit configured to receive an operation signal generated by a manipulation for the 3-D pointing device; a display configured to display a movable indicator and at least one pop-up object selectable by the indicator when the operation signal is received; and a controller configured to generate a control signal corresponding to the received operation signal and to make the indicator disappear from the display if the operation signal is not received during a preset first time. According to the present invention, the 3-D pointing device may not transmit an operation signal if the 3-D pointing device is not manipulated during a set time. Accordingly, the period for which the power source of the 3-D pointing device is used can be increased by optimizing the consumption of the power source of the 3-D pointing device.06-28-2012
20110181780Displaying Content on Detected Devices - A method for displaying content on detected devices is described. The method includes causing, by a first device, a second device to display multimedia content; detecting, by the first device via a wireless connection, the second device; sending, by the first device, additional content to the second device for display on the second device, the additional content comprising information associated with the multimedia content.07-28-2011
20110181779INFORMATION PROVIDING APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal including a communication unit configured to communicate with an external server associated with the mobile terminal; a display unit configured to display a video; and a controller configured to receive a detection request signal requesting an object in the video be detected, to detect the object in the video upon receiving the detection request signal, to retrieve history timing information about when the object was detected in the displayed video, and to display the history timing information on the display unit.07-28-2011
20120133833Video Display Apparatus, Source Apparatus, Video Display Method, and Video Display System - According to one embodiment, there is provided a video display apparatus, including: a video display unit configured to display a video by receiving a video signal output from a source apparatus; a status information acquisition module configured to acquire, from the source apparatus, status information indicating whether the source apparatus is active or inactive; and a power controller configured to perform a control of powering off the video display apparatus if the acquired status information indicates that the source apparatus is inactive.05-31-2012
20100177245DISPLAY SYSTEM AND DSIPLAY APPARATUS - If a device non-compatible with CEC is contained in an input path when a display apparatus is HDMI-connected hierarchically to a plurality of external devices, an external device which has transmitted is selected as an operation object device. A TV (07-15-2010
20120169933MEDIA PLAYER AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - Provided is a media player comprising a connector to which a cable for transmitting a media signal from an external source is connected, and a user manipulator, the media player including a signal processor for processing the media signal transmitted through the cable; a UI generator for generating a setting menu for setting characteristics of the cable; and a controller for controlling the signal processor to process the media signal on the basis of the set characteristics of the cable inputted through the setting menu by the user manipulator. The media player and a control method thereof provides a user interface (UI) allowing a user to input information about cable characteristics, and process a signal according to the cable characteristics inputted by a user.07-05-2012
20120169931PRESENTING CUSTOMIZED BOOT LOGO ON TV DISPLAY - A custom logo that may be presented during, e.g., TV boot is stored on a first storage such as a NAND flash and caused to be presented on the TV display during booting. In the event that the custom logo is not present on the first storage, a default logo on a second storage containing the boot loader of the TV is presented on the display.07-05-2012
20120176543METHOD OF CONTROLLING IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE USING DISPLAY SCREEN, AND IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE THEREOF - Disclosed herein are an image display device capable of improving user convenience and a method of operating the same. The method includes displaying a first list including execution menu items of available applications and functions of the image display device, displaying a predetermined region of a display screen as a mapping region of the execution menu items included in the first list, receiving a mapping signal for mapping the execution menu items included in the first list to the mapping region, and storing user interface setting information based on the received mapping signal. Accordingly, it is possible to retrieve various menus simply moving a pointer and readily and conveniently perform a desired operation in the image display device.07-12-2012
20100020237DISPLAY CONTROLLER AND DISPLAY APPARATUS - The present invention provides a display controller and a display apparatus capable of carrying out image display in a high-speed screen switching mode without changing a data rate of a digital transmission path while a signal itself sent through a display transmission path is kept within a standard (60 Hz). A display controller 01-28-2010
20120314132ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS CONTROL DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS CONTROL METHOD - According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes an information display module, a change instruction receiver, and an information display controller. The information display module is configured to display output information at start-up time of the electronic apparatus. The change instruction receiver is configured to receive an instruction to change the displayed output information. The information display controller is configured to control the information display module to change display of the output information in accordance with the change instruction when the electronic apparatus in a standby state receives the change instruction.12-13-2012
20120257108USER INTERFACE FOR AUDIO VIDEO DISPLAY DEVICE SUCH AS TV - In a grid based GUI system that scrolls, a pane in the grid showing a decimated view of a currently selected video does not scroll when the other panels in the grid scroll. In this way the viewer can always see the current video while navigating to other panels in the grid representing respective video content.10-11-2012
20120257109APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING TOUCH INPUTS - An apparatus, system and method for providing touch inputs to a display device are disclosed. The apparatus includes: a touch screen display which receives a touch input from a user; a communication unit which communicates with the display device; and a controller which controls the touch screen display to display a first sub video corresponding to at least one area of first main video being currently displayed on the display device, controls the touch screen display to receive a first user touch input about the first sub video, and controls the communication unit to receive, from the display device, a second sub video corresponding to a position of the first sub video in a second main video corresponding to the first user touch input.10-11-2012
20110122318TV AND AUDIO PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF - A television (TV) includes an audio signal processing unit which processes a audio signal, a display unit which displays an audio quality setting state, a determination unit which determines if an event for checking audio quality has occurred, and a control unit which controls the display unit to display an audio quality setting state showing improved audio quality if the event has occurred.05-26-2011
20110122316System and Method for Detecting Closed Captioning Data in an Internet Protocol Television System - A closed caption detection system includes a video line selector that outputs a selected line of a video signal, a luminance detector that outputs a luminance level of the selected line, and an alarm that compares the luminance level with a threshold level and provides an alarm based on the result. A method of detecting closed captioning data includes selecting a television channel, decoding closed captioning in the channel, detecting a luminance level of a closed captioning line of the television signal, comparing the luminance level with a threshold level, waiting for a time if luminance level of the selected line is less than the threshold luminance level, and then re-detecting luminance level and re-comparing the luminance levels, then, if the luminance level is less than the threshold level, indicating the absence of closed captioning data.05-26-2011
20120268654PROJECTOR, CONTROL METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - A projector includes a storage portion that stores set identification name data describing a name of an adjustment value set including an adjustment value for projecting images, predetermined character string data describing plural kinds of predetermined character strings usable as the set identification name, and menu image data. A projecting portion projects an identification name setting image showing the plural kinds of predetermined character strings as selectable on a basis of the predetermined character string data and the menu image data. An input portion inputs identification name setting information describing a character string selected on the identification name setting image. An update portion that updates the set identification name data on a basis of the identification name setting information.10-25-2012
20120320272SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRACKING A CONTROLLER - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a gateway comprising a controller to transmit a first RF signal to a remote control device, wherein the first radio-frequency signal is received by a radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag associated with the remote control device, receive at each of a plurality of receivers operably coupled to the gateway a second RF signal from the RFID tag of the remote control device in response to the first RF signal, determine an approximate location of the remote control device based on at least a portion of the second RF signals received by the plurality of receivers, and transmit a signal to a set-top-box, wherein the signal comprises the approximate location of the remote control device, and wherein the set-top-box displays the approximate location of the remote control device. Other embodiments are disclosed.12-20-2012
20120320271ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FAST STARTING WIDGETS THEREOF - An electronic device comprising a plurality of widgets is controlled by a remote controller. The remote controller comprises a plurality of keys. The widgets are associated with the keys of the remote controller. When one of the keys of the remote controller is pressed for a predefined time period, one of the widgets associated with the pressed key is started.12-20-2012
20110234907METHOD OF VIDEO INFORMATION TRANSMISSION, AS WELL AS AN INFORMATION CARRIER, A DEVICE FOR RECEIVING AND A DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING VIDEO INFORMATION - Video information intended to be reproduced on a television screen (09-29-2011
20120140117Two-Sided Remote Control - A remote control is described that with at least two faces that have at least one touch-based input. The remote control also includes an orientation sensor that determines the orientation of the remote control. A processor on the remote ignores signals from inputs on certain faces of the remote based upon the orientation of the remote control.06-07-2012
20120086857DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE DISPLAY APPARATUS - A multifunctional display device includes a processor to control display of information during booting of an operating system. The operating system is booted in response to a predetermined signal and displayed the information includes first information corresponding to visual information, and second information indicating that the operating system is currently booting. The operating system is one which controls display of multimedia content.04-12-2012
20120092555HIERARCHY AND PROCESSING ORDER CONTROL OF DOWNLOADABLE AND UPGRADEABLE MEDIA PROCESSING APPLICATIONS - A method for an audio/video (A/V) system includes accessing processing modules for downloadable applications. Each downloadable application can have at least one processing module and data for a graphical user interface (GUI), and each processing module can be configured to interact with an upgradable engine to adjust a performance or a setting of an audio and video (A/V) equipment. The method includes arranging an order of two or more of the processing modules in a processing chain to share processing resources, to reduce a processing requirement of the A/V equipment, or to enhance a level of performance of the A/V equipment.04-19-2012
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20130169875Advertising apparatus - An advertising apparatus 07-04-2013
20130176493AUTHENTICATION AND SYNCHRONOUS INTERACTION BETWEEN A SECONDARY DEVICE AND A MULTI-PERSPECTIVE AUDIOVISUAL DATA STREAM BROADCAST ON A PRIMARY DEVICE GEOSPATIALLY PROXIMATE TO THE SECONDARY DEVICE - A method of authentication and synchronous interaction between a secondary device and a multi-perspective audiovisual data stream broadcast on a primary device geospatially proximate to the secondary device is disclosed. In one aspect a method of secondary device includes authenticating the secondary device to a primary device based on a geospatial proximity of the secondary device and the primary device such that the secondary device is synchronizable with the primary device. The secondary device is synchronized to the primary device such that an audiovisual data stream of the primary device is adjustable through the secondary device. An audiovisual data stream of the primary device may be processed such that the audiovisual data stream is accessible through the secondary device. The audiovisual data stream may be an audiovisual data stream of a live performance of an event.07-11-2013
20130176494IMAGE OUTPUT APPARATUS, METHOD, AND MEDIUM - The present invention provides a novel image output apparatus that includes an operation processing unit that processes an operation request from a user, a projecting unit that projects a display image from a video providing apparatus and UIs from the image projector, a determining unit that determines whether or not it is necessary to switch a source of a video signal by using a current input type and a source of a video signal with reference to a data table that associates an input type that indicates a type of a port from which an image to be projected is acquired with a source of a video signal that forms an image to be projected, and a controller that switches a source of a video signal and executes a process indicated by an operation request from a user if it is necessary to switch the source of a video signal.07-11-2013
20130169876DISPLAY APPARATUS, UPGRADE APPARATUS, DISPLAY SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD OF THE SAME - A display apparatus is provided, including: an image processor which processes an image signal received from an image source according to a preset image processing process and displays an image on a display; a storage device which stores configuration information; a connector which provides a connection to an upgrade apparatus, which upgrades the preset image processing process; and a controller which controls the display to display a user interface (UI) image to select one of configuration information stored in the upgrade apparatus and configuration information stored in the storage device in response to a determination that the upgrade apparatus is connected to the connector, and controls the upgrade apparatus to upgrade the preset image processing process based on the configuration information selected through the UI image.07-04-2013
20110221962AUGMENTED REALITY VIA A SECONDARY CHANNEL - Systems, and methods are provided for augmenting reality via a secondary channel. In some embodiments, a method can include: communicating a portion of live or pre-recorded content over a primary channel, communicating a portion of information corresponding to the portion of the content; and synchronizing the portion of the content and the portion of the information. The method can also include displaying the portion of the content and the portion of the information in a synchronized manner such that the portion of the content and the portion of the information have temporal correspondence or spatial correspondence with one another. The content can be social networking website data, television, film, video game, photo or any other data that can be rendered over a primary channel. The information can be comments, advertisements and/or product placement data associated with products displayed via the content.09-15-2011
20130148025HOME AUDIO VIDEO DISPLAY DEVICE (AVDD) AS SENSOR MONITOR - An audio video display device (AVDD) system includes a display, a processor controlling the display, and a computer readable storage medium accessible to the processor and programmed with instructions. The instructions cause the processor to establish communication with at least one sensor. The instructions then cause the processor to receive information from the sensor conforming to an application programming interface (API) provided by a manufacturer of the AVDD to an entity affiliated with the sensor, or sent from the AVDD to the sensor. Thereafter, the instructions cause the processor to present the information from the sensor on the display in accordance with the API.06-13-2013
20110249183DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME - A display device including a broadcast receiving unit receiving a broadcast signal; an image processing unit processing the broadcast signal received by the broadcast receiving unit to be displayed; a display unit displaying an image based on the broadcast signal processed by the image processing unit; a connection unit connecting to an external device which stores at least one content; and a controller exploring whether the external device connected to the connection unit includes an information file of the content, analyzing the information file to determine whether the content is effective, and allowing, in response to analyzing that the content is effective, displaying information about the effective content on the display unit.10-13-2011
20120281143Numeric Input Using Navigation Keys - Characters representing each of numerals zero (0) through nine (9) and a decimal point are assigned to one of four directional navigation keys. Each character is further assigned to a different number of presses of the respective directional navigation key. User navigation, using at least one of the four directional navigation keys, to a numeric input field is detected during a directional navigation input mode. A navigation key input processing mode is changed to a numeric input mode responsive to this detection. At least one press of one of the four directional navigational keys is detected and the character assigned to the detected at least one press is selected. The selected assigned character is sent to the television receiver device to display as input within the numeric input field. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.11-08-2012
20130128119VOLUME CUSTOMIZATION - A method may include identify an application launched in a device by a user or a program or a channel selected by the user for playing. The method may further include querying a database to determine whether the application, program, or channel is associated with preset volume settings, wherein the database includes information identifying preset volume settings for a plurality of applications, a plurality of programs, or a plurality of channels. The method may include setting, when the application, program, or channel is associated with preset volume settings, the volume according the preset volume settings during execution of the application or playing of the program or channel. The method may also include prompting the user to set volume settings associated with the application, program, or channel when the application is not associated with the preset volume settings.05-23-2013
20130155323SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTENT BASED CONTROL OF MEDIA RENDERER - Systems and method are presented for controlling the settings of a media renderer, such as a television, in response to available media content and user preferences. The system may include a client terminal connected to the media renderer via a communication channel. The system may be operable to monitor media content available to the media renderer; to obtain user preferences; to compare monitored media content to the user preferences; to select control signals according to the user preferences; and to send the control signals to the media renderer via the communication line thereby adjusting the settings of the media renderer.06-20-2013
20110310300DISPLAY DEVICE THAT DISPLAYS OPERATION GUIDE - A display device operates according to an operation mode which is currently set effective, and operates in compliance with instructions assigned to operation switches when the operation switches are operated. A guide display portion has a plurality of kinds of operation guides which correspond to patterns on a one-to-one basis, and displays any of the operation guides corresponding to any of the patterns that is currently used for assigning instructions to the operation switches.12-22-2011
20110310299DISPLAY HAVING LOW ENERGY CONSUMPTION MODE - A display comprises a front-end component having light shutters and a plurality of backlight devices, wherein the display operates in a full screen video display mode and partial screen energy-saving auxiliary mode. In the full screen video display mode, the backlight devices are activated and in the partial screen energy-saving auxiliary mode, at least one backlight device is not activated. In the auxiliary mode, the light shutters can control luminance or the light shutters along with attenuating the backlight device control luminance. In the auxiliary mode, the backlight devices are driven via enabled inputs, a digital bus system, or an analog control signal.12-22-2011
20110310298METHOD AND SYSTEM TO CONTROL A NON-GESTURE CONTROLLED DEVICE USING GESTURE INTERACTIONS WITH A GESTURE CONTROLLED DEVICE - A television set. The television set includes a display, a gesture detector, a transceiver, a processor, and a memory component. The display is operable to render images. The gesture detector is operable to detect gesture interactions, e.g., initiation of gesture control operation. The transceiver is operable to communicate with an electronic device that is separate from the television set. The processor is operable to cause the transceiver to send a request message to the electronic device. The request message is a request to receive a graphical user interface (GUI) of the electronic device for rendering on the display. The transceiver receives the GUI of the electronic device responsive to the request message. The processor generates a command message responsive to gesture interaction with the GUI of the electronic device. The command message is operable to control an operation of the electronic device and is transmitted to the electronic device.12-22-2011
20130194503ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, EXTERNAL DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD OF AN ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, AND CONTROL PROGRAM OF AN ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes: connection units connected to respective external devices; a detecting section configured to receive a control command transmitted from at least one of the external devices, and detect whether or not the received control command has been transmitted from a control-permitted external device; a selecting section configured to select an external device from which to accept a control command according to settings made in advance if the detecting section has received plural control commands from plural ones of the external devices; and a control section configured to control the electronic apparatus according to the control command transmitted from the selected external device.08-01-2013
20130201400COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND WARNING INFORMATION RETRIEVAL METHOD - A communication terminal includes a receiver that receives a one-segment signal from a broadcasting station among plural broadcasting stations that provide terrestrial digital broadcasting, an output unit that outputs the one-segment signal received by the receiver to a user; a channel search unit that searches for a specific broadcasting station that transmits the one-segment signal including an auxiliary information signal which is likely to include warning information, among the one-segment signals which are transmitted from the corresponding broadcasting stations, and a determination unit that determines, subsequent to termination of viewing with respect to the broadcasting station which is selected by the user, whether the auxiliary information signal included in the one-segment signal received from the specific broadcasting station by the receiver includes the warning information. When the auxiliary information signal includes the warning information, the output unit outputs the warning information to the user.08-08-2013

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