SOUND JINGLE WHEN CHANGING CHANNELS IN A VIDEO RECEIVER
Publication Date: 2002-Jun-04
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IA010031 - When changing channel in a video receiver (for instance a TV set or a set-top box associated with a display), there is traditionally a momentary loss of picture and sound sources that are respectively masked by a picture blanking and a sound mute. In order to let the end-user customize the display set he is using, this invention offers the option to deliver a selected sound jingle during the interval. According to the invention, a synchronization loss triggers a special sound generation. This sound could originate from a DSP or by other means (integrated MP3 player, etc.). This could also be composed and customized by the user, who could then select a preferred tune from a list and link it to an event. Alternatively, this list could be accessed by the system randomly during each event.