Automatic monitor for programs broadcast
Video cassette recorder programming via teletext transmissions
System and process for VCR scheduling
Automatic tuning radio/TV using filtered seek
Text broadcast receiver
Apparatus for recording a video signal having programs and control data
Television schedule system
Apparatus and method for total parental control of television use Patent #: 5382983
ApplicationNo. 226656 filed on 04/12/1994
US Classes:386/83, Including programmable apparatus348/460, DIVERSE DEVICE CONTROLLED BY INFORMATION EMBEDDED IN VIDEO SIGNAL348/563, For display of additional information348/734, Remote control725/58Program reserve or reminder system
ExaminersPrimary: Britton, Howard W.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesH04N 007/087
AbstractAn indexing VCR system which responds to broadcast information to record a program guide which may subsequently be displayed to apprise the user of programs to be broadcast during the next day or week, etc. The program guide enables the user to condition the VCR to record selected programs when they are broadcast. The program guide may also include film clips of selected programs to assist the user in making a decision as to whether he/she desires to record any particular program. The program guide is preferably recorded on the video tape in the VCR in the form of a multi-cell grid and as full frame video so that information concerning each program may be displayed in respective cells in the grid. Other information, such as the PLUSCODE™, address of the corresponding clip, etc., may be transmitted to the user during the VBI intervals, or by other means.