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A VCR schedule controller receives broadcast data over antenna (1) or cable (2) by a programmable tuner (3), which is connected to a teletext receiver (4). The teletext receiver (4) is connected to a microprocessor (5). Microprocessor output (11) is connected to a video display generator (10), used to create text for television receiver (60) to display a message from the microprocessor (5). After processing embedded data in a broadcast, the microprocessor (5) generates a cue for display on TV receiver (60). Remote control receiver (20) receives a command from a remote controller (22) from a viewer input in response to the cue. Remote control receiver (20) supplies a control signal to cause the microprocessor to store the embedded data in memory (9). The microprocessor then issues a message to the display generator (10) as an acknowledgement of the viewer input. The microprocessor (5) monitors the system clock (6) and compares it with stored schedules from the embedded supplemental data. When the system time corresponds to one of the scheduled times, the microprocessor (5) sets the programmable tuner (3) to the stored channel and initiates recording on VCR (30).

Title
System and process for VCR scheduling
Application Number
7/219971
Publication Number
4977455
Application Date
July 15, 1988
Publication Date
December 11, 1990
Inventor
Patrick Young
San Mateo
CA, US
Agent
Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert
Assignee
Insight Telecast
CA, US
IPC
H04H 1/00
G11B 27/02
H04N 7/04
H04N 7/087
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