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Erich Geiger, Rolf Schiering: Television receiver with remote control system capable of controlling associated peripheral devices manufactured by different companies. Deutsche Thomson Brandt, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, January 14, 1992: US05081534 (132 worldwide citation)

A control arrangement for a home entertainment unit, including a television receiver and one or more peripheral devices, such as a video recorder, coupled to the television receiver, includes a single remote control transmitter for transmitting a remote control signal to the television receiver, whi ...


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Joseph Saib, Atsushi Suzuki: System and method for selection/deselection of timer recording. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, September 18, 2001: US06292624 (125 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a home entertainment system and method for selectively recording or purchasing a show broadcast for receipt by the home entertainment system to perform selective recording or purchasing an electronic guide screen is initially produced. Upon viewing the electronic gui ...


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Joseph Alexander Dara Abrams, Harold Aaron Ludtke, Thomas Edward Birmingham, Neil David Matthews, Yoshifumi Yanagawa, Wim Bronnenberg: Data driven interaction for networked control of a DDI target device over a home entertainment network. Sony Electronics, Sony Corporation, Wagner Murabito & Hao, September 24, 2002: US06456892 (124 worldwide citation)

A method and system for providing a user interface for a networked target device within a home audio/visual network. The DDI allows any DDI target to describe its physical appearance including controls and displays, etc., to a DDI controller. The controller can be a remote physical device or can be ...


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Richard Humpleman: Home multimedia network architecture. Samsung Information Systems America, Kenneth L Sherman & Sherman Sherman Esq, August 17, 1999: US05940387 (122 worldwide citation)

A home network architecture has 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. The network interface units perform the necessa ...


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Paul Darbee, Menno Buys: Direct entry remote control with channel scan. Universal Electronics, Thomas R Vigil, Larry J Chapa, January 2, 1996: US05481256 (114 worldwide citation)

The remote control comprises a microprocessor including a CPU and memory, a keypad including keys for operating the remote control coupled to the microprocessor, lamp driver circuitry coupled to the microprocessor, hardware and software, including the microprocessor, for generating infrared (IR) sig ...


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Michael Sprauve, Manish Thakur, Ravi Verma, Brent Bilger: Home entertainment system and method. Home Director, DLA Piper US, June 19, 2007: US07234115 (112 worldwide citation)

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 g ...


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Stephen G Perlman: System and method of interconnecting and using components of home entertainment system. WebTV Networks, Workman Nydegger Seeley, January 2, 2001: US06169879 (99 worldwide citation)

Apparatus, systems, and methods for interconnecting multiple consumer electronics devices in a home entertainment system. The consumer electronics devices are connected in a hub and spoke configuration, with each one being directly connected to a central electronics device. The central electronics d ...


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Lopresti Daniel P, Ma Yue, Tomkins Andrew, Zhou Jian: Video users environment. Matsushita Electric, April 29, 1998: EP0838945-A2 (91 worldwide citation)

The user (102) communicates through a digitizing writing surface (26) with the audio/video control apparatus (20). An on-screen display (32, 34) is generated, providing the user (102) with a user environment in which a wide range of different tasks and functions can be performed. The digitizing writ ...


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Dennis S Burcher, David M Dickson, Jeffrey A Walters: Video signal actuated switch. Bell Telephone Laboratories Incorporated, H L Newman, August 28, 1984: US04468701 (91 worldwide citation)

A video signal actuated switch is disclosed having general application in the area of video home entertainment systems. The present video signal actuated switch comprises an impedance matching circuit (200) for matching the impedance of an incoming video signal (VS) for display. A high impedance amp ...


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Yevgeniy Eugene Shteyn: Method and apparatus for a low data-rate network to be represented on and controllable by high data-rate home audio/video interoperability (HAVi) network. U S Philips Corporation, Peter Verdonk, March 6, 2001: US06199136 (89 worldwide citation)

A PC-based home automation system uses a low data-rate transport layer and COM-based software components for control of devices in a home automation network. The home automation system is merged with a messaging-based HAVi-network that uses IEEE 1394 as a high data-rate transport layer. The HAVi-net ...



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