Animated active control in TV set
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-30
The IP.com Prior Art Database
Title: ANIMATED ACTIVE CONTROL (DEMONSTRATION FUNCTION) IN
Control means for demonstrating a function/feature (e.g. picture processing effects) of an apparatus (e.g. television or a video recorder) are designed for controlling a visualization of the effect of said function/feature in a fixed or static section of a display of said apparatus.
In the prior art, it is achieved that viewer can easily perceive the difference between the apparatus having the demonstrated feature and an apparatus not having that feature. In the case of video contents, this difference can be alternatively demonstrated by presenting the demonstration signals in a split-screen form, which enables the view to perceive the difference at a glance. The viewer can activate and deactivate the feature by hand during the demonstration.
In an example of the demonstration mode a moving video presentation is iterated a few times, giving the viewer multiple opportunities to appreciate the effect of the feature to be highlighted. As an example, the demonstration starts with the feature deactivated. After two seconds, the selected feature is activated, after another two seconds the selected feature is deactivated again, etc. This process is repeated a predetermined number of times after which the demonstration stops. Further signals, e.g. displayed or spoken text, could be provided to indicate which feature was selected and whether the selected feature is activated or deactivated at a particular moment.
Instead of activating and deactivating the demonstration function in an abrupt transition, control means are provided, which are designed for providing a temporal behaviour for the visualization of the effect of said function/feature in order to animate a...