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An entertainment system and method including controllable components dispersed among a plurality of locations and each having attributes associated therewith, a plurality of interconnections between the controllable components, a plurality of user interface devices, and a controller that generates graphical user interfaces for the user interface devices for controlling the plurality of controllable components. The graphical user interfaces include commands for operating the controllable components that vary among the graphical user interfaces based on the locations of the user interface devices, and the controllable component attributes, locations and interconnections. The controller also automatically creates schematic diagrams, lists, views and test plans for the controlled components and/or the interconnections therebetween based upon the identification of the controlled components, and their attributes, locations and interconnections, to the controller.

Title
Home entertainment system and method
Application Number
10/671314
Publication Number
7234115 (B1)
Application Date
September 24, 2003
Publication Date
June 19, 2007
Inventor
Brent Bilger
Los Altos Hills
CA, US
Ravi Verma
Santa Clara
CA, US
Manish Thakur
Santa Clara
CA, US
Michael Sprauve
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
DLA Piper US
Assignee
Home Director
CA, US
IPC
G06F 13/10
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