05684525 is referenced by 380 patents and cites 10 patents.

The present invention provides a scheme for merging television schedule information received from multiple sources (26, 28, 30 and 34). In the preferred embodiment, a microprocessor (36) mixes and sorts the schedule information received from multiple source devices (26, 28, 30 or 34). The schedule information is then displayed in a television schedule guide (50). A user can select a program (60 or 62) by pointing to that program in the displayed schedule information (50). The system (10) then carries out an automatic switching/tuning such that the required source device (26, 28, 30 or 34) is input to the destination device (22), and a tuner is then tuned to the selected program's channel (52).

Title
Merging multi-source information in a television system
Application Number
424861
Publication Number
5684525
Application Date
March 28, 1996
Publication Date
November 4, 1997
Inventor
Brian Lee Klosterman
San Ramon
CA, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend and Crew
Assignee
Starsight Telecast Incorporated
CA, US
IPC
H04N 7/10
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