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Daniel J Zigmond, Phillip Y Goldman: Techniques for intelligent video ad insertion. WebTV Networks, Workman Nydegger, February 24, 2004: US06698020 (913 worldwide citation)

A system and method for selecting and inserting advertisements into a video programming feed at the household level. An advertisement insertion device in a home entertainment system receives a plurality of advertisements from an advertisement source. The advertisement insertion device selects one of ...


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Richard Humpleman: Set-top electronics and network interface unit arrangement. Samsung Information Systems America, March 23, 1999: US05886732 (371 worldwide citation)

A set-top electronics and network interface unit arrangement is connected to an internal digital network interconnecting devices in the home. Entertainment services are introduced into the network through network interface units that are coupled to an external network and to the internal network. Th ...


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Jeffrey Schindler, Theodore W Waitt, Randall Farwell: Home entertainment system combining complex processor capability with a high quality display. Gateway 2000, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, October 7, 1997: US05675390 (360 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Paul R Hickey: Audio-visual inventory and play-back control system. Research Design & Marketing, Sandra M Parker, December 12, 1995: US05475835 (313 worldwide citation)

An improved audio-visual computer-based home entertainment media inventory and control system is disclosed comprising a computer with associated software, for controlling any combination or number of video tape record-playback units, audio tape record-playback units, video disc record or playback un ...


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William A McCarty, Jeff King Jr: Wireless and wired speaker hub for a home theater system. KSC, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 27, 2009: US07483538 (291 worldwide citation)

A method and system for communicating audio, video, and/or control signals within a home entertainment system. A plurality of audio channels is communicated between a wireless transmitter and a wireless receiver. The wireless transmitter is located proximate to a speaker housing. In some embodiments ...


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William A McCarty, Yadir Rodriguez: Wired, wireless, infrared, and powerline audio entertainment systems. KSC, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 14, 2010: US07853341 (274 worldwide citation)

A method and system for communicating audio, video, and/or control signals within a home entertainment system. One or more signals are communicated between an input device and one or more output devices via one or more networks. The output device can include loudspeakers, display devices, and headph ...


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Jack A Segal, William Allen Yates, Steven B Branton, Jeff Mossontte: Home entertainment device remote control. Interlink Electronics, Brooks & Kushman P C, May 28, 2002: US06396523 (240 worldwide citation)

A remote control for controlling a home entertainment device having a display screen provided with a movable object includes a touch pad. The touch pad is operable with the display screen such that the display screen is mapped to the touch pad area. The touch pad generates a signal in response to an ...


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Lorna Goulden, Jeffrey Alan Herman, Paul S Moore: Remote with 3D organized GUI for a home entertainment system. Philips Electronics North America Corporation, Peter Verdonk, September 21, 1999: US05956025 (236 worldwide citation)

A remote control device for a home entertainment system has a GUI with touch screen functionality. The visible part of the GUI is hierarchically organized in several control levels. All levels have consistent lay-outs with a first area for selectable items in a first location, a second area with con ...


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Jeffrey Schindler, Robert Moore, David S Zyzda: Graphical user interface for control of a home entertainment system. Gateway, Kenneth J Cool, Rodney L Lacy, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth, March 19, 2002: US06359636 (224 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Lester Turner, Herbert F Primosch: System for monitoring and control of home entertainment electronic devices. Teleview Rating Corporation, Beehler & Pavitt, March 6, 1990: US04907079 (223 worldwide citation)

The invention networks a conventional and unmodified television receiver, television monitor, stereo amplifier, VCR's, video disc player, etc. and communicates via telephone lines with any remote central computer. The viewer provides channel selection commands or other programming commands to a micr ...



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