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Multi-Viewer customizable homepage/desktop for TV

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000175029D
Publication Date: 2008-Oct-02
Document File: 3 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

The IP.com Prior Art Database

Related People

Stewart Hall: INVENTOR

Abstract

There are many TV settings that can be customized, but this idea is to be able to create/store multiple versions of TV settings, then be able to recall them. The basic idea is to have the option to setup different types of control, with newer features that are customizable and can be saved on the same TV set. Multiple viewers would make their own code to store their personal settings, or a single viewer could manage multiple settings. This could work in addition to no code requirement (optional), or instead of no code.

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Sony Corporation

Sony Electronics Inc.

IPD Case # 200802039

Title:

Multi-Viewer customizable homepage/desktop for TVĀ 

Description of the Invention:

There are many TV settings that can be customized, but this idea is to be able to create/store multiple versions of TV settings, then be able to recall them. The basic idea is to have the option to setup different types of control, with newer features that are customizable and can be saved on the same TV set. Multiple viewers would make their own code to store their personal settings, or a single viewer could manage multiple settings. This could work in addition to no code requirement (optional), or instead of no code.

Inventor:

Stewart Hall

Invention Disclosure:

What issues/problems does your invention try to address?

It addresses the issue of the time it takes for a viewer to setup a TV the way they like it. If those settings are changed, it again takes time. If the original settings are wanted again, it then takes time to change back to the original settings. It's also necessary for viewer to remember multiple setting combinations.

Explain your invention and specifically identify the new and novel features.

Using a remote commander, a viewer would access the TV setup menu, change various setup options, create a codename (alpha, numeric, alphanumeric), and store the setup. The purpose of the codename would be to enable the storage of multiple setups.

The setup would then be accessed by a remote commander button or from a menu. A list of codenames previously created would be displayed. The desired codename would then be selected. All settings stored with that codename would immediately become active.

Customizable options to be saved unde...