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Remote control hand apparatus for operating different modules such as a TV-receiver, teletext decoder, video recorder, VLP player, audio system, audio tuner, compact disc player, audio recorder, etc. This hand apparatus has a plurality of module keys by means of which the user can get access to a specific module. In addition, a dot-matrix display element is provided around which a plurality of multi-functional keys are arranged. The control function of such a key depends on the module key operated and this function is shown on the display-element for each of these keys.

Title
Remote control hand apparatus for operating different modules
Application Number
6/729008
Publication Number
4712105
Application Date
April 30, 1985
Publication Date
December 8, 1987
Inventor
Hans E P Kohler
Eindhoven
NL
Agent
Bernard Franzblau
Robert T Mayer
Assignee
U S Philips Corporation
NY, US
IPC
H04Q 1/00
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