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Audio video apparatus with intelligence for learning a history of user control Patent #: 5444499
ApplicationNo. 396392 filed on 02/28/1995
US Classes:725/14, By passively monitoring receiver operation348/734, Remote control725/38, To facilitate tuning or selection of video signal725/45, Based on genre, theme, or category725/46, Based on personal preference, profile, or viewing history (e.g., to produce redacted listing)725/58Program reserve or reminder system
ExaminersPrimary: Kostak, Victor R.
Assistant: Flynn, Nathan J.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassH04N 005/50
Foreign Application Priority Data1994-03-01 JP
AbstractA television receiver for receiving a television broadcast signal and tuning in a desired channel to receive a television signal on which a broadcast program of a predetermined genre is broadcast, and that performs the steps of entering a first genre code of a desired program, extracting a second genre code included in the television broadcast signal, making a comparison between the first genre code and the second genre code for all receivable channels, and, if a program corresponding to the first genre code is being broadcast in a plurality of channels, tuning in a channel having a past record of highest frequency of reception.