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US20140327834 DIGITAL BROADCAST RECEIVING DEVICE AND STATION SELECTION METHOD  
A digital broadcast receiving device (100) includes: a same broadcast station determination unit (109) that determines that a broadcast station broadcasting programs with the same broadcast times...
US20110141374 BACKLIGHT DEVICE, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND TELEVISION RECEIVER  
Provided is a backlight device which can suppress a damage of a display panel or a diffusion sheet while suppressing the size of the device. The backlight device (20) includes: a diffusion sheet...
US20100296007 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UPDATING A CABLE TELEVISION CHANNEL MAP  
There is provided a system and method for updating a cable television channel map. More specifically, in one embodiment, there is provided a method comprising determining whether channels in a...
US20090320062 RETAIL OUTLET TV FEATURE DISPLAY SYSTEM  
An automatic feature demonstration mode for TV products that can be used in retail stores. TV features that otherwise would be overlooked by customers or misrepresented by the sales staff are...
US20140049695 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRACKING CONTENT SOURCES FROM WHICH MEDIA ASSETS HAVE PREVIOUSLY BEEN VIEWED  
Systems and methods for tracking content sources from which media assets have previously been viewed are provided. A user request to access a first content source is received. Content currently...
US20110234915 DIGITAL BROADCAST REPRODUCER AND DIGITAL BROADCAST REPRODUCING METHOD  
A digital broadcast reproducer includes a reproduction unit for reproducing the content of a channel of digital broadcast by using plural tuners, and a controller for controlling the plural tuners...
US20140078403 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BROADCAST RECEPTION MANAGEMENT  
A system and method for broadcast reception management. In some embodiments, a database is used to determine the available broadcasts and associated channel numbers for a given location. In other...
US20110197214 TRACKING USER REMOTE SIGNATURES  
Disclosed is an apparatus and method for identifying a particular user of an receiver, such as a set-top box or receiver. A user is identified by the manner in which she uses an input device, such...
US20110043708 OPTIMIZED MOBILE TELEVISION  
A television (TV) receiver system includes a circuit having a TV tuner. The tuner receives a terrestrial TV broadcast and a mobile TV broadcast. A motion detection system is coupled to the tuner....
US20140300824 Method of Channel Characterization for Mobile ATSC HDTV Receiver  
This invention is a method to quickly characterize the time variant channel state information to enable ATSC HDTV signal reception in a mobile environment (e.g. in a moving car, walking, on a bus,...
US20080225167 METHOD FOR DISPLAYING VIDEO PICTURES  
A method of displaying video pictures, comprising: displaying a first video picture of a first standard; receiving at least one second video picture of a second standard which is different from...
US20140204277 System and Method to Toggle Between Two or More Television Channels  
Systems and methods for toggling between television channels that appear on a display. A listing of channels is received from a user, with the channels being prioritized in an order of preference....
US20140168519 TUNER MODULE AND RECEIVING APPARATUS  
There is provided a tuner module of the present disclosure includes a tuner module board on which a tuner function unit is formed, a case body that holds at least the tuner module board so as to...
US20100309387 Non-real time services  
In certain embodiments, a digital television receiver method for receiving non-real time (NRT) content involves receiving a transport stream containing an Internet Protocol (IP) stream of packets...
US20120002115 LOCATION-BASED TUNER  
A method and system of facilitating tuning to content and/or signal streams, including capabilities to facilitate tuning when traveling from one geographical location to another where the...
US20090122204 Receiving devices  
A network includes a service provider, a plurality of transmitters and a receiving device. The receiving device identifies the frequencies at which broadcast services are provided by a transmitter...
US20120011557 BANDWIDTH AND SERVER RESOURCE SAVINGS THROUGH USE OF LEGACY CLIENT CAPABILITY IN A REMOTE USER INTERFACE SYSTEM  
A server receives a request for delivery of media from a client, and determines if the client has a capability to tune to a quadrature amplitude modulated (QAM) channel carried by a first network....
US20090201238 Display Panel Driving Apparatus, Display Panel Driving Method, Display Apparatus, and Television Receiver  
In a display panel driving apparatus which generates, based on an input gray scale, a gray scale of a first sub-frame and a gray scale of a second sub-frame so as to display the input gray scale...
US20140340582 Method of ATSC MH Stream Assisted Channel Characterization for Mobile ATSC TV Receiver  
This invention is a method to quickly characterize the time variant channel state information to enable ATSC HDTV signal reception in a mobile environment (e.g. in a moving car, walking, on a bus,...
US20130308062 High Dynamic Range Transceiver for Cognitive Radio  
Embodiments of cognitive radio technology can recover and utilize under-utilized portions of statically-allocated radio-frequency spectrum. A plurality of sensing methods can be employed....
US20110279736 HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE TRANSCEIVER FOR COGNITIVE RADIO  
Embodiments of cognitive radio technology can recover and utilize under-utilized portions of statically-allocated radio-frequency spectrum. A plurality of sensing methods can be employed....
US20140132843 Mid-GOP Fast Channel-Change  
A system comprising a decoder to receive an encoded video stream including video frames including reference and non-reference frames, and decode the reference frames, a processor to receive a...
US20130033647 Method for Switching Channels in Electronic Device  
A method for switching channels in an electronic device is provided. In the method, a user may press a key to control the electronic device to mark a target channel. When the electronic device has...
US20110181789 VOLUME ADJUSTMENT DEVICE AND VOLUME ADJUSTMENT METHOD  
According to one embodiment, a volume adjustment device includes: a playback module configured to select a desired input source from among a plurality of sound input sources for each of which a...
US20060268184 Tuner and slim TV with the same  
A slim TV includes a monitor panel defining a front portion of the slim TV, a printed circuit board (PCB) mounted on a rear surface of the monitor panel, a rear cover enclosing the printed circuit...
US20100325663 BROADCAST RECEIVING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SWITCHING CHANNELS THEREOF  
A broadcast receiving apparatus and a method for channel switching in a broadcast receiving apparatus are provided. The method includes enabling a decoding unit when a broadcast receiving mode...
US20090195693 COMPOSITE TUNER CAPABLE OF PREVENTING MUTUAL INTERFERENCE BETWEEN TERRESTRIAL BROADCAST AND SATELLITE BROADCAST  
A satellite and terrestrial composite tuner includes a terrestrial broadcast tuner unit, a terrestrial broadcast demodulation unit, a satellite broadcast tuner unit, and a satellite broadcast...
US20110007214 METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZING A TUNER, CORRESPONDING DEVICE, RECEIVER COMPRISING THE DEVICE, AND MOBILE PHONE COMPRISING THE RECEIVER  
The method includes determining (100) a first surface of a first coverage zone, determining (102) second surfaces of second coverage zones, determining (104), amongst the second coverage zones, a...
US20140307172 Channel State Information Assisted Decision Feedback Equalizer for Mobile ATSC HDTV Receiver  
This invention is a fast decision feedback equalizer based on promptly updated channel characteristics to enable ATSC HDTV signal reception in a mobile environment (e.g. in a moving car, walking,...
US20100053443 Video Display Apparatus, Video Display System and Video Display Method  
A video display apparatus includes a tuner unit that receives a video signal from a broadcasting station, a first video region cutout unit that cuts out video of a predetermined region set in...
US20050102700 Automatic program restoration when a programming break ends  
A method of program restoration may include outputting a first stream of media information until a triggering event and outputting a second stream of media information after the triggering event....
US20110261268 Liquid crystal display and television receiver  
A liquid crystal display of the present invention contains a first panel and a second panel being stacked. Adjacent pairs of polarizers (A to C) disposed on the panels form crossed Nicols. When...
US20050289627 Virtual community television system  
A television system provides a virtual audience community for television viewers by displaying a common shared broadcast and images of other viewers of the broadcast.
US20090066849 DISPLAY APPARATUS AND TV TUNER MOUNTED THEREOF  
A display apparatus includes a display panel, a front cover, a rear cover, and a TV tuner. The front cover and the rear cover are packaged together to form an accommodating space. The display...
US20100045875 ADAPTIVE TUNER  
A signal tuning system including a picture-in-picture (PIP) feature includes a first and a second tuner. The first and second tuners are adapted to tune to a first and a second channel of a...
US20110141358 Illuminated bezel information display  
A configured display mode is determined for a two-dimensional light-emitting diode (LED) array located within a bezel of the display device outside of the display area of the display. Information...
US20110069238 EMBEDDED RECYCLE CIRCUIT FOR HARNESSING LIGHT ENERGY  
In an LCD, the lamp that is used to illuminate the liquid crystals also illuminates a solar cell in the display chassis to minimize wastage of light. The solar cell can be used to charge a battery...
US20110185388 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR PRIORITIZING CONTENT RECEPTION IN A DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER  
Various embodiments described herein provide techniques for prioritizing content reception by a DVR. A DVR identifies a resource conflict between a use of a television receiving resource to...
US20110051011 LCD TELEVISION  
An LCD television includes an LCD panel including a plurality of LCD units with concave structure, three sides of the LCD unit also include liquid crystal molecule (LCM), all of the first side of...
US20050183133 Web-based television  
In a transmission system, a web site (90) stores information parts for providing additional information and/or functionality for corresponding content parts of a transmitted title. The content...
US20090180036 Method for Operating TV Tuner Card  
A TV tuner card operation method is described. A TV tuner module is provided to a computer, wherein the TV tuner module is electrically connected to the computer via a PCI-E interface. A remote...
US20050168641 Broadcast transceiver and method of operating tuner thereof  
A method of operating a tuner of a broadcast transceiver having a first tuner and a second tuner adapted to tune both analog and digital broadcasts includes: arranging a broadcast transceiver to...
US20120120323 AUDIO VIDEO DEVICE WITH EXTERNALLY BUNDLED TV TUNER  
A CE device is vended with a TV tuner module which may be provided in an envelope in the same shipping container along with instructions to the consumer to connect the tuner module to the CE...
US20070220578 Cable card mounting apparatus and television receiver  
The present invention provides a cable card mounting apparatus capable of maintaining a temperature that conforms to operating conditions at a high environmental temperature without using a small...
US20140340583 TELEVISION AND METHOD FOR SWITCHING TELEVISION CHANNELS  
A method for switching channels is applied in a television. A currently watched channel is set as a favorite channel. A return method for switching back to the favorite channel is set according to...
US20110255011 All Digital Front-End Architecture for Television with Sigma-Delta ADC Input  
A digital front-end architecture for television receivers with sigma-delta ADC input. An input digital signal is fed to the architecture and the gain is controlled by a gain stage. In the first...
US20110292298 INPUT TUNING CIRCUIT OF TELEVISION TUNER  
In an input tuning circuit, during reception of a television signal in the UHF band, a second tuning circuit unit is tuned to the UHF band by turning on a first switching diode, and a first tuning...
US20080018803 Fast Channel Change in Digital Video Broadcast Systems over Dsl Using Redundant Video Streams  
There are provided methods and apparatus for enabling a channel change in a Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) system. A channel change processing unit for enabling a channel change includes a...
US20100231809 BROADCAST RECEIVING APPARATUS, AND BROADCAST RECEIVING METHOD  
A broadcast receiving apparatus includes a channel scanner that detects presence or absence of receivable services for all channels in the reception bandwidth and that creates a first service list...
US20050105007 Interchangeable media input cartridge for home entertainment  
In one embodiment, a tuner cartridge has a tuner to demodulate video signals, a first bus connector to receive modulated signals and supply the modulated signals to the tuner, and a second bus...