05675390 is referenced by 354 patents and cites 24 patents.

An entertainment system has a personal computer as the heart of the system with a large screen VGA quality monitor as the display of choice. The system has digital satellite broadcast reception, decompression and display capability with multiple radio frequency remote control devices which transmit self identifying signals and have power adjustment capabilities. These capabilities are used to provide context sensitive groups of keys which may be defined to affect only selected applications running in a windowing environment. In addition, the remote control devices combine television and VCR controls with standard personal computer keyboard controls. A keyboard remote also integrates a touchpad which is food contamination resistant and may also be used for user verification. Included in the system is the ability to recognize verbal communications in video signals and maintain a database of such text which is searchable to help identify desired programming in real time.

Title
Home entertainment system combining complex processor capability with a high quality display
Application Number
8/503120
Publication Number
5675390
Application Date
July 17, 1995
Publication Date
October 7, 1997
Inventor
Randall Farwell
Dakota Dunes
SD, US
Theodore W Waitt
Dakota Dunes
SD, US
Jeffrey Schindler
Sioux City
IA, US
Agent
Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A
Assignee
Gateway 2000
SD, US
IPC
G06F 15/02
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