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On Demand Karaoke

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022223D
Publication Date: 2004-Mar-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 32K

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Paul Hsu: INVENTOR [+2]

Abstract

Ability for the user to choose from a predefined selection of interactive audio files, which are downloaded to the STB’s hard disk drive to be later used with the STB’s karaoke support.

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         Sony Corporation

         Sony Electronics Inc.

         IPD Case #50S5086

Title:

On Demand Karaoke

Abstract:

Ability for the user to choose from a predefined selection of interactive audio files, which are downloaded to the STB’s hard disk drive to be later used with the STB’s karaoke support.

Inventors:

Paul Hsu

Thomas Poslinski

Description of the Invention:

1.      Karaoke is a relatively popular pastime and due to it's popularity, a STD's support for such a feature would do well with consumers. It can become expensive for consumers to purchase an entire laser disk (or whatever other media karaoke is stored on) for a few particular songs. Additionally, the need for another device other than the STH to support karaoke playback may not please the consumer. Thsse ability for the consumer to choose from a wide selection of interactive audio files, those that he/she can appreciate at a small cost, would be an intrigue since tbis means saving money from purchasing an entire karaoke media disk, time to go to a store to make the purchase, and storage space for the legacy karaoke media disks.

2.      With the STH supporting the user desired karaoke functionality, the user does Dot need to purchase a karaoke player. The on demand feature can be customized by the user with a selection of an audio collection provided by the service provider. An interactive selection screen can be provided that lists audio tracks by categories and subcategories. After selection has been completed, the audio data can be uploa...