Pay TV control system
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ApplicationNo. 396559 filed on 03/01/1995
US Classes:725/25, ACCESS CONTROL OR BLOCKING235/462.01, Bar code386/95, Having another signal725/45, Based on genre, theme, or category725/140Programmable or upgradeable
ExaminersPrimary: Metjahic, Safet
Assistant: Burgess, Glenton B.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassH04N 005/00
AbstractApparatus and methods are provided for controlling a video system. In one embodiment the apparatus includes a remote controller including a device for scanning a printed input data card including a type code printed on the input data card, the type code for representing a category of input data printed on the card, and the type code printed as a line of patterns, each pattern being relatively dark or light to represent a binary one or binary zero, and the input data card including a plurality of printed input data, each input data printed as a line of patterns, each pattern being relatively dark or light to represent a binary one or binary zero. The apparatus further includes a television for storing the received input data and the type code and for enabling viewing of only programs in the stored input data, each program having a channel, a date, a time-of-day, and a length of time.