04495654 is referenced by 287 patents and cites 8 patents.

A remote control system for a television receiver includes a remote control transmitter with keys for initiating a scan type channel selection operation and a memory for storing a list of preferred channels and non-preferred channels. During a scanning operation the non-preferred channels are passed over (i.e., "skipped"). The battery of the remote control transmitter advantageously also maintains the contents of the "skip" memory so that it may be volatile. So that the same type of channel selection is available locally at the television receiver itself scan keys and an associated skip memory are also incorporated with the chassis of the television receiver. Apparatus is provided to automatically program the local skip memory with the contents of the remote skip memory so that a user does not have to program both skip memories.

Title
Remote controlled receiver with provisions for automatically programming a channel skip list
Application Number
6/479985
Publication Number
4495654
Application Date
March 29, 1983
Publication Date
January 22, 1985
Inventor
Michael S Deiss
Indianapolis
IN, US
Agent
Peter M Emanuel
Paul J Rasmussen
Eugene M Whitacre
Assignee
RCA Corporation
NY, US
IPC
H04N 5/44
H04B 1/00
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