CN100346650C - Method of prompting programs played in advance when channel being changed - Google Patents

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CN100346650C
CN100346650C CN 200410003193 CN200410003193A CN100346650C CN 100346650 C CN100346650 C CN 100346650C CN 200410003193 CN200410003193 CN 200410003193 CN 200410003193 A CN200410003193 A CN 200410003193A CN 100346650 C CN100346650 C CN 100346650C
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一种在频道切换时进行预播节目提示的方法,在具有电子节目指南的终端设备上预先设置用于指示该终端设备上当前屏幕所切换频道的指针,设置用于指示当前时间的时钟;该方法包括:A.当该终端设备上的当前屏幕切换频道时,该终端设备根据预先设置的指针确定当前屏幕所切换的频道和根据预先设置的时钟确定当前的时间;B.该终端设备根据步骤A确定的当前屏幕所切换的频道、当前的时间和所设定的预播节目筛选条件对电子节目指南进行筛选,得到当前屏幕所切换频道的频道预播节目并显示在该终端设备的当前屏幕上。 A method of pre-broadcast program reminders when the channel switching, the terminal device having the electronic program guide channel is set in advance for indicating the pointer on the current screen is switched terminal device is provided for indicating a current time of the clock; the the method comprises: a when the current screen is switched channels on the terminal device, the terminal device is determined according to the pointer preset current screen the switched channels to determine the current time based on the clock set in advance; B of the terminal apparatus according to the step. a channel determined current screen switching, the current time and the set of pre-broadcast program on an electronic program guide filters for screening, the screen switching current frequency channel broadcasting program and the current pre-screen of the terminal device in on. 该方法能够使用户方便的察看到所切换的频道在一定时间内的节目表,从而方便用户安排观看的时间及内容,节省用户的时间和精力。 This method enables the user to conveniently view the switched channel in a certain period of time the program table, and arrange a time so as to facilitate the user content viewing, saving the user time and effort.

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一种在频道切换时进行预播节目提示的方法 A method of pre-broadcast program at the time of channel switching tips

技术领域 FIELD

本发明涉及了电子节目指南(EPG)的预播提示技术,特别涉及一种在频道切换时进行预播节目提示的方法。 The present invention relates to an electronic program guide (EPG) of pre-broadcast prompt technology, particularly to a method of pre-broadcast program reminders when the channel switching.

背景技术 Background technique

在观看电视节目时,用户经常使用遥控器来搜索感兴趣的电视节目。 When watching television, users often use remote control to search for TV programs of interest. 实际上,在用户搜索感兴趣的节目时会遇到三种情况:其一,所有频道浏览完毕,没有中意的电视节目;其二,错过感兴趣的节目,因为感兴趣的节目当用户搜索时并没有播放,而是在用户搜索后的一段时间内才会播出;其三:感兴趣的节目已经开始,用户错过了部分情节。 Second time, missed programs of interest, because the interest of the program when a user searches; First, we're finished with all the channels, there is no favorite television program: In fact, when users search for programs of interest to encounter three cases It did not play, but will be broadcast over a period of time after a user searches; Third: interested program has started, you missed the part of the plot. 产生这三种情况的原因为:用户在使用遥控器搜索感兴趣的电视节目时,只能搜索到每个频道当前的电视节目,也就是当前频道播放的是什么节目,用户搜索到的就是什么节目。 The reason for these three cases: when users search using the remote control of the television programs of interest, each channel can only search the current TV show, the channel that is currently playing is what programs the user to search for what is program.

为了解决上述三种情况,用户可以采用电子节目指南(EPG)实现对感兴趣的节目进行察看。 In order to solve the above three cases, users can look for programs interested in using an electronic program guide (EPG). EPG是一种使用在电视(TV)或个人视频记录设备(Personal Video Recorder,PVR)上的实时节目列表,采用EPG能够方便使用者查看将要播放的节目,还可以方便使用者进行例如录制节目等操作。 EPG is for use in a real-time list of programs on television (TV) or personal video recording devices (Personal Video Recorder, PVR), can be easily accessible using EPG program to be played, can also convenience of users such as recording programs, etc. operating. EPG提供商将EPG存储在EPG服务器上,EPG的合法用户通过因特网(INTERNET)或者电话线将EPG下载至例如PVR或电视的终端设备上,终端设备显示接收到的EPG,用户可以调用终端设备上的EPG来察看其所感兴趣的节目播出时间和播出频道。 EPG The EPG provider server stored on the EPG, the EPG legitimate user through the Internet (the INTERNET) or a telephone line, for example, be downloaded to the EPG on the TV or PVR terminal device, the terminal device displays the received EPG, the user may invoke a terminal device the EPG to look at their interest in broadcast time and broadcast channels.

但是,由于现在电视的频道越来越多,每个频道的播出时间也越来越长,所以用户在观看电视时为了查询自己所切换的频道在自己观看电视的一段时间内是否有自己感兴趣的节目,必须花费大量的时间和精力在EPG中寻找相应的频道和时间内是否有自己感兴趣的节目播放,十分的不方便。 However, because now more and more television channels, each channel of broadcast time getting longer and longer, so the user while watching TV channel to query their own whether to switch with its own sense of their own in a period of time to watch TV interested program, must spend a lot of time and effort to find whether there is a program in the EPG players they are interested in the corresponding channel and time, very inconvenient.

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有鉴于此,本发明的主要目的在于提供一种在频道切换时进行预播节目的方法,该方法能够使用户方便的察看到所切换的频道在一定时间内的节目表,从而方便用户安排观看的时间及内容,节省用户的时间和精力。 In view of this, the main object of the present invention is to provide a pre-broadcast program in the channel switching method that enables a user to conveniently view the switched channel in a certain period of time the program table so as to facilitate a user viewing schedule time and content, saving users time and effort.

根据上述目的,本发明的具体技术方案是这样实现的:一种在频道切换时进行预播节目提示的方法,在具有电子节目指南的终端设备上预先设置用于指示该终端设备上当前屏幕所切换频道的指针,设置用于指示当前时间的时钟;该方法包括:A、当该终端设备上的当前屏幕切换频道时,该终端设备根据预先设置的指针确定当前屏幕所切换的频道和根据预先设置的时钟确定当前的时间;B、该终端设备根据步骤A确定的当前屏幕所切换的频道、当前的时间和所设定的预播节目筛选条件对电子节目指南进行筛选,将筛选后的当前屏幕所切换频道的频道预播节目显示在该终端设备的当前屏幕上。 According to the above-described object, the specific technical scheme of the present invention is implemented as follows: A method of pre-broadcast program reminders when the channel switching, the terminal device having the electronic program guide is set in advance for indicating the current screen on the terminal apparatus pointer channel switching is provided for indicating a current time of the clock; the method comprising: a, when a current screen on the terminal device over the channel, the terminal apparatus determines that the current screen is switched according to a predetermined channel according to the pointer and set in advance determining a current clock time setting; B, according to the channel of the terminal apparatus determines in step a of the switched current screen, the current time and the set of pre-broadcast program on an electronic program guide filters to filter the current Filtered the screen switching channels a channel pre-broadcast program displayed on the current screen of the terminal device.

步骤B所述的预播节目筛选条件为显示预播节目的数量或显示所设定时间段内的预播节目。 Step of pre-broadcast program number of the B filters pre-broadcast program is displayed or the display time period of a pre-set broadcast program.

所述的终端设备为电视机系统或个人视频记录设备。 The terminal device is a television system or a personal video recording device.

在步骤A之前,该方法还包括:该终端设备判断是否接收到频道节目表设置的指令,如果是,执行步骤A;否则,结束。 Prior to step A, the method further comprising: determining whether the terminal device receives an instruction to set the channel program table, if yes, step A; otherwise, ending.

在步骤B之后,该方法还包括:C1、该终端设备判断是否该终端设备上的当前屏幕切换了频道,如果是,执行步骤A;否则,结束。 Following Procedure B, the method further comprises: C1, the terminal apparatus determines whether or not the current screen on the terminal apparatus switching the channel, if yes, step A; otherwise, ending.

在步骤B之后,预先在该终端设备上设置提醒预播节目功能,该方法还包括:C2、该终端设备判断是否收到进行预播节目提醒的命令,如果是,该终端设备进行预播节目的提醒设置,否则,结束。 After the step B, and the terminal device in advance to set a reminder function pre-broadcast programs, the method further comprises: C2, the terminal apparatus determines whether or not a command to the pre-alert broadcast programs, if the terminal device is pre-broadcast program reminder settings, otherwise, end.

步骤C2所述的该终端设备进行预播节目的提醒设置的过程为:预先在该终端设备上设置提醒预播节目的方式,C21、该终端设备接收到携带有所设置提醒预播节目方式的消息,该终端设备记录该提醒预播节目的方式;C22、该终端设备在预播节目播放之前的一段时间内实时判断是否收到取消消息,如果是,该终端设备取消记录的该提醒预播节目的方式;否则,当要提醒的预播节目播放时,该终端设备按照所记录的该提醒预播节目的方式进行提醒。 Set reminder process step of the terminal apparatus C2 according to the program pre-sowing: pre-alert mode is set in advance of the broadcast program on the terminal apparatus, C21, carrying the terminal device receives the broadcast program has been pre-set a reminder mode message, the terminal device records the pre-alert mode of the broadcast program; to C22, the terminal device over a period of time before the pre-playing a live broadcast program determines whether or not cancellation message, if it is, the recording terminal device to cancel the pre-broadcast alert program mode; otherwise, when the broadcast program to remind the pre-play, the terminal device in a manner reminding of the alert broadcast program pre-recorded.

所述设置的提醒预播节目的方式是用菜单的方式在终端设备上的当前屏幕显示。 Way to remind the setting of pre-broadcast program menu is displayed on the current screen of the terminal device.

所述的提醒预播节目的方式为提前所设定的时间点上提醒的方式、直接将当前屏幕切换到预播节目所在频道的方式或当预播节目播出时进行录像的方式。 The reminder of the way the pre-broadcast program on the set ahead of time to remind the way directly to the current screen is switched to the mode where pre-broadcast channel or program mode when the pre-broadcast video broadcast.

步骤B所述该终端设备根据步骤A确定的当前屏幕所切换的频道、当前的时间和所设定的预播节目筛选条件对电子节目指南进行筛选的过程为:按照当前屏幕所切换的频道、当前的时间和所设定的预播节目筛选条件的顺序依次对电子节目指南进行筛选;或者按照当前的时间、按照当前屏幕所切换的频道和所设定的预播节目筛选条件的顺序依次对电子节目指南进行筛选;或者按照当前的时间、所设定的预播节目筛选条件和按照当前屏幕所切换的频道的顺序依次对电子节目指南进行筛选;或者按照当前的时间、按照当前屏幕所切换的频道和所设定的预播节目筛选条件同时对电子节目指南进行筛选。 Step B channel during the handover of the terminal device determined in accordance with step A of the current screen, the current time and the broadcast program pre-set filters for electronic program guide for the screening: current screen according to the switched channel, the current time and the broadcast program pre-order the set of filters sequentially screening electronic program guide; or according to the current time, the screen according to the current channel and the switched broadcast program pre-order the set of filters sequentially screening electronic program guide; or according to the current time, the pre-broadcast program filters and the order of the set channels according to the switched current screen electronic program guide for sequentially screening; or according to the current time, the current screen is switched in accordance with the pre-set channels and broadcast programs simultaneously filtering criteria to screen electronic program guide.

所述的电子节目指南为具有当前时间以后节目表的电子节目指南。 The electronic program guide for the current time after having program table in the electronic program guide.

从上述方案可以看出,本发明提供的方法根据所获取终端设备当前的时间、当前所切换的频道和用户发送的要求显示节目的个数或时间长度对当前EPG进行筛选,将筛选后的EPG的部分内容,即频道节目表显示到当前所切换的频道上,因此,本发明使用户方便的察看到所切换的频道在一定时间内的节目表,从而方便用户安排观看的时间及内容,节省用户的时间和精力。 As can be seen from the above embodiment, the present invention provides the method according to the terminal device the acquired current time, channel, and requires the user to send the switched current number or length of time of the program displayed on the current screening EPG, the EPG Filtered the part that displays the channel program table to the channel currently being switched, therefore, the present invention enables users to easily look into the switched channel in a certain period of time the program table so as to facilitate time and content users schedule viewing, saving the user's time and effort. 另外,本发明还可以给该终端设备设置提醒感兴趣节目的功能,当感兴趣的节目播出时,提醒用户收看该感兴趣的节目,以使用户不会错过收看该感兴趣的节目,方便了用户收看节目。 Further, the present invention may further reminder function program of interest to the terminal device is set, when a broadcast of interest, to remind the user to watch the programs of interest, so that users will not miss viewing the program of interest, to facilitate the user watch the program.

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图1为本发明在频道切换时对预播节目提醒的方法流程图。 FIG 1 is a flowchart of a method of pre-broadcast program reminders when the channel switching of the present invention.

图2为本发明在当前屏幕切换频道后显示频道节目表的示意图。 Schematic diagram showing the program table in a channel after the channel switching the current screen in FIG. 2 of the present invention.

图3为本发明用预设条件对EPG进行筛选的实施例流程图。 FIG 3 embodiments EPG preset condition by screening a flowchart of the present invention.

图4为本发明实施对预播节目进行提醒的流程图。 FIG 4 is a flowchart of the broadcast program to remind a pre embodiment of the present invention.

图5为本发明提醒感兴趣节目时进行提醒感兴趣节目方式设置的示意图。 FIG 5 is a schematic alert program of interest will be provided when the reminder program of interest to the present invention.

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为了使本发明的目的、技术方案和优点更加清楚明白,以下举实施例并参照附图,对本发明进行进一步详细说明。 To make the objectives, technical solutions, and advantages of the present invention will become apparent from the following embodiments and with reference to the accompanying drawings, the present invention will be further described in detail.

为了实现在频道切换时,用频道节目表显示当前屏幕切换的频道未来所设定的时间内要播出的节目,在电视机系统上或PVR等终端设备上必须存储有效的EPG,所谓有效的EPG是指该EPG具有当前时间以后的节目表。 In order to achieve the time of channel switching, the current screen display channel switching time set in the future program to be broadcast by the channel program table on the television system to be stored on the EPG valid PVR terminal device or the like, so-called effective EPG means the EPG having program table after the present time.

本发明可以在电视机系统或PVR等终端设备上实现,以下以电视机系统为例说明实现本发明的方法。 The present invention may be implemented on a television system or the like PVR terminal device, the TV system as an example to illustrate the implementation method of the present invention.

如图1所示,图1为本发明在频道切换时对预播节目提醒的方法流程图,其具体过程为:步骤100、电视机系统获取到要切换频道命令后,将当前屏幕切换到要切换的频道;电视机系统中存在一个频道表,保存每个具体的频道,并且设置一个频道指针指示当前屏幕显示的频道,当电视机系统接收到要切换频道命令后,根据该命令调整频道指针指示的频道,电视机系统切换当前屏幕显示的频道;步骤101、电视机系统判断是否收到频道节目表设置的指令,如果是,转入步骤102,否则,转入步骤111;步骤102、电视机系统获取当前屏幕所显示的频道;电视机系统根据频道指针在频道表中指示位置确定当前屏幕所显示的频道;步骤103、电视机系统获取当前时间;电视机系统设置有时钟,电视机读取当前时钟的数值就可以得到当前的时间;步骤104、用户发送所要预 1, FIG. 1 is a flowchart of a method for channel switching in a pre-alert broadcast program of the present invention, the specific process comprises: Step 100, after obtaining the television system command to switch the channel, to switch the current screen to channel switching; in the presence of a television channel system table is maintained for each specific channel, a channel pointer and sets the channel currently displayed on the screen, when the television system receives a command to switch the channel, the channel pointer adjustment according to the command indication channel, the television system switching channel currently displayed on the screen; step 101, the system determines whether or not the television program table setting command channel, and if so, proceeds to step 102, otherwise, proceeds to step 111; step 102, TV system acquires the channel currently displayed screen; television system position determination indicates the channel currently displayed screen according to the channel in the channel table pointer; step 103, the television system acquires a current time; television system is provided with a clock, a read take the current value of the clocks can get the current time; step 104, the user sends a desired pre 多少时间内的节目或当前时间后的多少个节目的命令,电视机系统接收该命令;步骤105、电视机系统根据要切换的频道、当前的时间和节目表预播节目的时间长度或节目表预播节目的数量对EPG进行筛选,得到筛选的结果;步骤106、将该筛选的结果显示到当前的屏幕上;步骤107、电视机系统判断是否收到用户发送的提醒感兴趣的节目命令,如果是,执行步骤108,否则,执行步骤109;步骤108、电视机系统进行提醒方式的设置;步骤109、电视机系统判断频道是否进行了切换,如果是,执行步骤101;否则,执行步骤110;步骤110、电视机系统在所设定的一段时间后消除屏幕上的频道节目表,转入步骤111;在电视机系统可以设定一个计数器,该计数器用于设定显示频道节目表的时间,当计数器设定的时间到时,就消除当前屏幕上的频道节目表;步骤111、结束本 After the current time or program number of the program within how much time the command, the television system receives the command; step 105, the television system according to the channel to be switched, the current time and the broadcast time length of the pre-program list or program list of the program the number of pre-broadcast program on the EPG of screening, the screening results obtained; step 106, the filtered result displayed on the current screen; step 107, the system determines whether or not the TV alert user is interested in sending a program command, If yes, perform step 108, otherwise, perform step 109; step 108, the television system to set a reminder mode; step 109, the television system is determined whether or not a channel switch, if yes, perform step 101; otherwise, step 110 is performed ; step 110, the television system after the set period of time to eliminate channel program list on the screen, proceeds to step 111; in a television system may set a counter which is used to set the channel program table displaying time when the counter set time, the channel is eliminated on the screen the current program table; step 111, the end of the 流程。 Process.

如图2所示,图2为本发明在当前屏幕切换频道后显示频道节目表的示意图,当前屏幕切换的频道为频道5,当前的时间为18:56,用户设置显示一个小时以内的节目单,则在当前的屏幕上显示的频道节目表为:19:00播出新闻联播;19:30播出天气预报;19:35播出祖国大地;19:55播出电视剧《明天》。 2, FIG. 2 is a schematic diagram showing a channel in the program table screen after the current channel is switched to the invention, the current screen is switched channel is channel 5, the current time is 18:56, displayed within the user to set a one-hour program channel listings, then on the current screen is displayed: 19:00 broadcast news network; 19:30 broadcast weather forecasts; 19:35 broadcast motherland; 19:55 broadcast drama "tomorrow."

步骤105的具体实现过程,即如何根据当前屏幕切换的频道、当前的时间和所设定的时间长度或所设定的节目个数显示频道节目表,则如图3所示,图3为本发明用预设条件对EPG进行筛选的实施例流程图,其具体步骤为:步骤300、电视机系统读取EPG;步骤301、电视机系统判断该EPG是否有效,如果是,执行步骤302;否则,执行步骤306;判断该EPG有效的依据是判断该EPG上是否具有当前时间以后的节目表,如果是,执行步骤302;否则,执行步骤306;;步骤302、电视机系统获取当前屏幕切换的频道、当前的时间和所设定的时间长度或所设定的节目个数,根据当前屏幕切换的频道对该EPG进行筛选,得到当前屏幕切换频道的节目表;步骤303、电视机系统根据当前的时间对当前屏幕切换频道的节目表进行筛选,得到当前时间后的当前屏幕切换频道的节目表;步骤304、 The specific implementation process step 105, i.e., how the current channel screen switching, the current time and the set time length or the number of program channels set to display a program table, is shown in FIG. 3, FIG. 3 of the present EPG embodiment of the invention flowchart screened with preset condition, including the following steps: step 300, the television system reads EPG; step 301, the system determines whether the TV EPG is valid, if so, executing step 302; otherwise, , step 306 is executed; Analyzing EPG is valid according to the determining whether the current time after the EPG program table, if yes, perform step 302; otherwise, step 306 is performed ;; step 302, the current screen TV system acquires handover channel, the current time and the set time length or the number of the programs set, according to the channel will be switched to the current screen EPG screening, a program table screen switching current channel; step 303, the current TV system a screen switching time of the current program channel table filter, the current screen is switched after the current time to obtain program guide channel; step 304, 视机系统根据所设定的时间长度或所设定的节目个数对当前时间后的当前屏幕切换频道的节目表进行筛选,得到最终在当前屏幕上要显示的频道节目表;步骤305、将当前屏幕上要显示的频道节目表显示在当前屏幕上;步骤306、结束本流程。 Depending on the system according to the set length of time or number of the programs on the program table set current screen to switch the channel after the current time filter, to give a final channel program table on the current screen to be displayed; step 305, channel program table displayed on the current screen to be displayed on the current screen; step 306, the process ends.

怎样用预设的条件筛选EPG,最终得到用户需要的节目表是现有数据库的通用技术:EPG为预播节目的列表,列表中的每一个预播节目至少具有播出的时间、播出的频道等关键字,如表1所示,表1为现有技术中的EPG结构图: How screened EPG with preset conditions, and ultimately get the program table user needs is a common technology existing databases: EPG is a list of pre-broadcast program, a list of each pre-broadcast program has at least broadcast time, broadcast channels other keywords, as shown in table 1, table 1 is a configuration diagram of EPG in the prior art:

表1如表1所示,表1的第二行播出的节目为综艺节目,播出频道为频道1,播出时间为2004.2.4.17:00;表1的第三行播出的节目为电视剧,播出频道为频道5,播出时间为2004.2.4.20:00。 Table 1 As shown in Table 1, the second row of Table 1 is a variety show program broadcast, broadcast channel is channel 1, broadcast time 2004.2.4.17:00; third row of Table 1 for the broadcast program TV broadcast channel is channel 5, the broadcast time is 2004.2.4.20:00. 电视机系统根据当前屏幕切换的频道查找EPG中具有相应播出频道的每一个节目表项,从而筛选出当前屏幕切换的频道的节目单;然后电视机系统根据当前的时间和预先设定的时间长度或预先设定节目数量的多少确定用户要获取什么时间内的节目单,根据该时间段从当前屏幕切换的频道的节目单中查找相应时间段播出的每一个节目表项,确定最终的显示到当前屏幕的节目单。 The system looks for a television channel currently switched EPG screen having a respective entry for each program broadcast channel, whereby a single selected program channel switching current screen; then the television system according to the current time and a preset time a predetermined length or the program determines how much the number of users within a single program to get what time, to find a corresponding entry for each program from the program broadcast time period of the single channel current screen based on the handover period, the final determination display to show the current single screen.

在用各个预设条件对EPG进行筛选的过程中,各个预设条件筛选EPG的次序可以改变,例如:可以根据图3所述的预设条件筛选EPG;也可以按照当前时间、当前屏幕切换的频道和所设定的时间长度或所设定的节目数量顺序筛选EPG;也可以按照当前时间、所设定的时间长度或所设定的节目数量和当前屏幕切换的频道的顺序筛选EPG;也可以同时根据当前时间、所设定的时间长度和当前屏幕切换的频道筛选EPG。 In the process of screening using EPG respective preset condition, the preset condition screening EPG respective order may be changed, for example: The EPG can be screened according to a preset condition in FIG. 3; may be the current time, the current screen is switched channels and the set time length or the number of set filters the EPG program sequence; may be the current time, the set time length sequence or the number of programs and the set screen switching the EPG channel current filter; also simultaneously with the current time, the time length of the set screen switching current channel and screening EPG.

步骤108所述的过程为当用户要求提醒的节目播放时提醒用户收看,如图4所示,图4为本发明实施对预播节目进行提醒的流程图,预先在电视机系统上按照现有技术设置提醒感兴趣节目功能和提醒感兴趣节目的方式,如:可以设置当感兴趣节目播放时当前屏幕自动切换到感兴趣节目所在频道的方式;可以设置发声提醒用户或在屏幕上显示即将播放感兴趣节目的标识提醒用户的方式,图4所述的方法具体步骤如下:步骤400、电视机系统接收到用户发送的提醒感兴趣节目的命令;步骤401、电视机系统给用户发送提醒该感兴趣节目的方式的菜单;步骤402、用户选择收到的该菜单提供的提醒该感兴趣节目的方式,确定提醒感兴趣节目的方式,并将确定的提醒感兴趣节目的方式发送给电视机系统;步骤403、电视机系统记录该提醒感兴趣节目的方式,并且给用户返 Process step 108 is the reminder when the user requests a reminder to watch the program to play a user, embodiments of the present invention, a flow chart of the pre-broadcast program to remind a 4, FIG. 4, in advance on the television system according to the prior technical program of interest set a reminder alert function and the way the program of interest, such as: when the program of interest may be provided to play the current screen mode automatically switches to a channel where a program of interest; utterance may be provided to alert the user or displayed on a screen is coming up alerting user identification program of interest manner, the method of FIG. 4 the following steps: step 400, the system receives the television program of interest alert command transmitted by the user; step 401, the television system to alert the user to send a sense sending step 402, to remind the user to select the program of interest is received by way of the menu provided, alert mode determining program of interest, and determining the alert mode to the television program of interest in the system; program menu mode interest ; step 403, the system records the television program of interest in the alert mode, and back to the user 确认信息;步骤404、电视机系统在感兴趣节目播放之前的一段时间内实时判断是否收到用户发送的取消消息,如果是,转入步骤405;否则,转入步骤406;步骤405、电视机系统取消记录的该提醒感兴趣节目的方式,结束;步骤406、当要提醒的感兴趣节目播放时,电视机系统按照所记录的该提醒感兴趣节目的方式提醒用户收看该节目。 Confirmation; step 404, the TV system in real time to determine whether it has received over a period of time before interest programs broadcast cancellation message sent by the user, and if so, proceeds to step 405; otherwise, go to step 406; step 405, TV the system cancels the recording of the program to remind interested in the way, ending; step 406, when a program of interest to remind the players, the system prompts the user to watch the television program recorded in a manner that reminds interested in the program.

电视机系统预先存储感兴趣节目的播出时间和/或播出内容,根据播出时间判断在当前时间上感兴趣节目是否播放,如果是,电视机系统按照所记录的该提醒感兴趣节目的方式提醒用户收看该节目,否则,结束。 TV broadcast time previously stored system program of interest and / or the contents were broadcast, the program determines whether the playback of interest on the current time, if it is, the television system according to the alert of the recorded program of interest based on broadcast time way to remind the user to watch the program, otherwise, end.

图4所述的步骤401中,电视机系统给用户发送提醒感兴趣节目的方式菜单的过程可以为:将提醒感兴趣节目的方式菜单显示在当前的屏幕上;步骤402中用户通过对当前屏幕上显示的提醒感兴趣节目的方式菜单进行选择,确定提醒感兴趣节目的方式。 The procedure of step 4 in FIG. 401, the television program of interest in the system to send a reminder to the user menu may be: a program reminder of interest menu displayed on the current screen; in step 402 the current screen by the user remind interested in the program menu on the display are selected to determine the way to remind interested in the program.

如图5所示,图5为本发明提醒感兴趣节目时,进行提醒感兴趣节目方式设置的示意图,当前屏幕切换的频道为频道5,当前的时间为18:56,用户设置显示一个小时以内的节目单,则在当前的屏幕上显示的频道节目单为:19:00播出新闻联播;19:30播出天气预报;19:35播出祖国大地;19:55播出电视剧《明天》。 Less than an hour reminder program of interest, provided schematic alert program of interest is shown in FIG. 5, FIG. 5 of the present invention, the current screen is switched channel is channel 5, the current time is 18:56, the user set the display playbill, is on the current screen display channel lineup is: 19:00 broadcast news network; 19:30 broadcast weather forecasts; 19:35 broadcast motherland; 19:55 broadcast drama "tomorrow" . 当电视机系统接收到进行提醒感兴趣节目设置的命令后,在当前屏幕上显示提醒感兴趣节目方式的菜单:提前5分钟提醒,直接切换或录像等,用户选择直接切换的方式对感兴趣节目进行提醒。 When the television system receives a command to set a program reminder of interest, on the current screen display program of interest alert mode menu: five minutes earlier reminder switch directly or video, etc., the user selects the direct mode switching program of interest on be reminded.

本发明可以在电视机系统设置打开/关闭提醒预播节目按键,例如:设置ON/OFF按键。 The present invention may be provided to open / close the pre-alert broadcast program keys, for example in a television system: setting ON / OFF button.

本发明可以将当前屏幕上显示的节目单的背景采用半透明状态。 The present invention is a single program currently displayed on the background screen may be translucent state.

本发明可以在控制电视机系统的遥控器上设置确认键,用以对当前屏幕上显示提醒感兴趣节目方式的菜单进行选择后确认提醒感兴趣节目方式。 The present invention may be provided in the enter key on the remote control of the television system, a program of interest to confirm reminder alert mode after the display on the screen that is currently interested in a program mode selection menu.

本发明可以在控制电视机系统的遥控器上设置四向键,可以定义不同的按键具有不同功能。 The present invention may be provided in a four-direction key on the remote control of the television system, different keys can be defined with different functions. 例如:定义左键调出提醒感兴趣节目菜单的设置;定义上下键对该提醒感兴趣节目菜单进行上下选择的设置。 For example: define an alert tone set button menu program of interest; defining the up and down keys to remind the program of interest down menu selection is provided.

本发明提供的方法在当前屏幕切换频道时,不仅让用户可以看到目前该频道正在播出的节目,而且根据用户设定的预设条件可以知晓该频道未来一段时间内即将播出的节目;本发明提供的方法当未来一段时间内有用户感兴趣的节目时,用户可以设置提醒感兴趣节目的方式。 The present invention provides a method of switching channels in the current screen, allowing users to not only see the channels currently being broadcast program, and according to preset conditions set by the user can be aware of for some time within the channel will broadcast programs; when the method of the present invention to provide a period of time when there is the next program of interest to the user, the user can set a program reminder of interest. 当等到播出该用户感兴趣的节目时,电视机系统按照预先设置的提醒感兴趣节目的方式提醒用户收看感兴趣的节目。 When the wait broadcast programs of interest to the user, the system prompts the user to watch TV programs of interest to the manner reminder program of interest set in advance. 因此,本发明方便了用户收看节目。 Accordingly, the present invention facilitates the user to watch the program.

以上所述仅为本发明的较佳实施例而已,并不用以限制本发明,凡在本发明的精神和原则之内所做的任何修改、等同替换和改进等,均应包含在本发明的保护范围之内。 The above are only preferred embodiments of the present invention but are not intended to limit the present invention, where any modifications within the spirit and principle of the present invention, equivalent substitutions and improvements should be included in the present invention. within the scope of protection.

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  1. 1.一种在频道切换时进行预播节目提示的方法,其特征在于,在具有电子节目指南的终端设备上预先设置用于指示该终端设备上当前屏幕所切换频道的指针,设置用于指示当前时间的时钟;该方法包括:A、当该终端设备上的当前屏幕切换频道时,该终端设备根据预先设置的指针确定当前屏幕所切换的频道和根据预先设置的时钟确定当前的时间;B、该终端设备根据步骤A确定的当前屏幕所切换的频道、当前的时间和所设定的预播节目筛选条件对电子节目指南进行筛选,将筛选后的当前屏幕所切换频道的频道预播节目显示在该终端设备的当前屏幕上。 1. A method of pre-broadcast program reminders when the channel switching, wherein, set in advance on the terminal device having an electronic program guide for indicating a current screen on the terminal device to switch the channel pointer is provided for indicating clock current time; the method comprising: a, when a current screen on the terminal device over the channel, the terminal apparatus determines that the current screen is switched channel and determines that the current time based on the clock set in advance according to the pointer set in advance; B the terminal device according to the channel determined in step a the switched current screen, the current time and the set of pre-broadcast program on an electronic program guide filters were screened the channel pre-channel broadcasting program to switch the current screen Filtered displayed on the current screen of the terminal device.
  2. 2.如权利要求1所述的方法,其特征在于,步骤B所述的预播节目筛选条件为显示预播节目的数量或显示所设定时间段内的预播节目。 2. The method according to claim 1, wherein the step of pre-filters of the broadcast program to display the number of pre-B or the broadcasting program displaying broadcast program pre-set period.
  3. 3.如权利要求1所述的方法,其特征在于,所述的终端设备为电视机系统或个人视频记录设备。 The method according to claim 1, wherein said terminal device is a television system or a personal video recording device.
  4. 4.如权利要求1所述的方法,其特征在于,在步骤A之前,该方法还包括:该终端设备判断是否接收到频道节目表设置的指令,如果是,执行步骤A;否则,结束。 4. The method according to claim 1, wherein prior to step A, the method further comprising: determining whether the terminal device receives an instruction to set the channel program table, if yes, step A; otherwise, ending.
  5. 5.如权利要求4所述的方法,其特征在于,在步骤B之后,该方法还包括:C1、该终端设备判断是否该终端设备上的当前屏幕切换了频道,如果是,执行步骤A;否则,结束。 5. The method according to claim 4, characterized in that, after step B, and the method further comprises: C1, the terminal apparatus determines whether the channel is switched on the current screen of the terminal device, if yes, step A; otherwise, the end.
  6. 6.如权利要求1所述的方法,其特征在于,在步骤B之后,预先在该终端设备上设置提醒预播节目功能,该方法还包括:C2、该终端设备判断是否收到进行预播节目提醒的命令,如果是,该终端设备进行预播节目的提醒设置,否则,结束。 6. The method according to claim 1, wherein, after step B, and the terminal device in advance to set a reminder function pre-broadcast programs, the method further comprises: C2, the terminal apparatus determines whether or not to pre-sowing program reminders of command, and if so, the terminal device alert settings pre-broadcast program, otherwise, end.
  7. 7.如权利要求6所述的方法,其特征在于,步骤C2所述的该终端设备进行预播节目的提醒设置的过程为:预先在该终端设备上设置提醒预播节目的方式,C21、该终端设备接收到携带有所设置提醒预播节目方式的消息,该终端设备记录该提醒预播节目的方式;C22、该终端设备在预播节目播放之前的一段时间内实时判断是否收到取消消息,如果是,该终端设备取消记录的该提醒预播节目的方式;否则,当要提醒的预播节目播放时,该终端设备按照所记录的该提醒预播节目的方式进行提醒。 7. The method according to claim 6, wherein the step of the terminal apparatus according to the process C2 alert broadcast program pre-set for: previously set in the terminal apparatus of the broadcast programs pre-alert mode, C21, the terminal device receives the message carrying the alert has been pre-set program broadcast mode, the terminal device records the broadcast program pre-alert mode; to C22, the terminal device over a period of time before the pre-playing a live broadcast program determines whether or not to cancel message, if it is, the terminal device in this manner to cancel pre-recorded broadcast program reminder; otherwise, when the broadcast program to remind the pre-play, the terminal device in the manner reminder alert the pre-recorded broadcast program.
  8. 8.如权利要求7所述的方法,其特征在于,所述设置的提醒预播节目的方式是用菜单的方式在终端设备上的当前屏幕显示。 8. The method according to claim 7, wherein the alert mode setting of pre-broadcast program is a menu screen currently displayed on the terminal device.
  9. 9.如权利要求7所述的方法,其特征在于,所述的提醒预播节目的方式为提前所设定的时间点上提醒的方式、直接将当前屏幕切换到预播节目所在频道的方式或当预播节目播出时进行录像的方式。 9. The method of embodiment according to claim 7, wherein the pre-alert mode for broadcasting program reminder in advance of the time set mode, to switch the current screen directly to the channel where the broadcast program pre or when the pre-way video broadcast broadcast.
  10. 10.如权利要求1所述的方法,其特征在于,步骤B所述该终端设备根据步骤A确定的当前屏幕所切换的频道、当前的时间和所设定的预播节目筛选条件对电子节目指南进行筛选的过程为:按照当前屏幕所切换的频道、当前的时间和所设定的预播节目筛选条件的顺序依次对电子节目指南进行筛选;或者按照当前的时间、按照当前屏幕所切换的频道和所设定的预播节目筛选条件的顺序依次对电子节目指南进行筛选;或者按照当前的时间、所设定的预播节目筛选条件和按照当前屏幕所切换的频道的顺序依次对电子节目指南进行筛选;或者按照当前的时间、按照当前屏幕所切换的频道和所设定的预播节目筛选条件同时对电子节目指南进行筛选。 10. The method according to claim 1, wherein said step of channel B of the terminal device A determines handover according to the procedure of the current screen, the current time and the set of pre-broadcast program on an electronic program filters guidelines for the screening process: the screen according to the switched current channel, current time and the broadcast program pre-order the set of filters sequentially screening electronic program guide; or according to the current time, the current screen is switched in accordance with sequence of pre-set channels, and the broadcast program of the filters sequentially screening electronic program guide; or according to the current time, the pre-broadcast program filters and the order of the set channels according to the current screen electronic program sequentially switched screening guidelines; or at the current time, while the electronic program guide filter according to the current screen to switch channel and set the pre-broadcast program filter criteria.
  11. 11.如权利要求1所述的方法,其特征在于,所述的电子节目指南为具有当前时间以后节目表的电子节目指南。 11. The method according to claim 1, wherein said electronic program guide for the current time after having program table in the electronic program guide.
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