Video communications system having a remotely controlled central source of video and audio data
Video distribution system allowing viewer access to time staggered indentical prerecorded programs
Method and apparatus for selectively receiving and storing a plurality of video signals Patent #: 5508733
ApplicationNo. 520564 filed on 08/28/1995
US Classes:725/101, Near video-on-demand system (i.e., providing plural, time-staggered versions of same program)348/559, Instant replay or freeze frame725/102VCR-like function
ExaminersPrimary: Peng, John K.
Assistant: Flynn, Nathan J.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassH04N 007/14
Foreign Application Priority Data1994-08-31 JP
AbstractA video signal receiver receives a plurality of video channels simultaneously carrying, offset by a transmission interval, a single video program, selects one channel from which to obtain the program for display to a user, and achieves a pause function in the display of the transmitted video program by temporarily storing a segment of the video program equal to the length of the transmission interval and obtaining the remainder of the program at a later time from the same or another channel.