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Display web pages through a remote control

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013478D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Jul-22
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a remote control issued to control the web on a TV set. The use of WEB-TV has increased these days and channels like NBC or CBS are presenting their programs and give the user a chance to go to their web site to answer questions. To use web TV the questions will show up on the screen of the television and the user needs to use the remote control to answer the questions or to see the web page. The problem with this set up is that the web page covers the image on the TV or the user needs to make the image smaller to fit the web page in the screen. A better way to fix this problem is to separate the image from the web page. The remote control will have a small screen that will contain the web page of the TV station. the user is displaying CNN the remote control will display the CNN web page and the user can browse the page, answer the question, and at the same time will be able to see the image in the TV with no problems. If the user changes the channel to NBC the web page in the remote control will change to the NBC web page. Figure 1. 1