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ApplicationNo. 226807 filed on 08/01/1988
US Classes:725/93, Control process379/102.03, Entertainmemt appliance (e.g., TV, VCR, radio, etc.)725/109, Having link to external network (e.g., interconnected computer network)725/116Control process
ExaminersPrimary: Ng, Jin F.
Assistant: Chan, Wing F.
Foreign Patent References
International ClassH04N 007/14
AbstractA method of using a programmed data processor to operate a video information selection system wherein a viewer can select video information to be displayed on a common channel of the television monitors of all viewers. The viewer accesses the data processor by use of a telephone keypad and selects video information to be broadcast by inputting a digital code. The data processor processes the signal generated, retrieves the video information from memory and places it on queue to be broadcast. A plurality of such slave video information selection systems can be remotely controlled, monitored and operated by a host programmed data processor at a location remote from the slave video information selection systems.