06147714 is referenced by 240 patents and cites 7 patents.

A desired program is selected speedily and reliably from a plurality of programs. Reduced-sized still pictures of typical frames of programs to be broadcast on the respective channels are divided by program category and displayed as an electronic program guide. A cursor is shifted in the left and right directions to select a desired category. When an instruction is given to shift the cursor in the upward and downward directions, the still pictures of the selected category are scrolled. When the picture is determined by a selecting operation, its program is received.

Title
Control apparatus and control method for displaying electronic program guide
Application Number
8/690153
Publication Number
6147714
Application Date
July 19, 1996
Publication Date
November 14, 2000
Inventor
Tomohisa Shiga
Kanagawa
JP
Hideo Terasawa
Kanagawa
JP
Agent
Frommer Lawrence & Haug
Agent
Dennis M Smid
William S Frommer
Assignee
Sony Corporation
JP
IPC
H04N 5/445
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