CN101212598B - Method for displaying electronic program guide information - Google Patents

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CN101212598B
CN101212598B CN 200610156403 CN200610156403A CN101212598B CN 101212598 B CN101212598 B CN 101212598B CN 200610156403 CN200610156403 CN 200610156403 CN 200610156403 A CN200610156403 A CN 200610156403A CN 101212598 B CN101212598 B CN 101212598B
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The invention provides a method for displaying information of an electrical program guide, which comprises the following steps: (1) the information data of the electrical program guide carries out a real-time search and a storage through a set-top box; (2) the set-top box converts the stored the electrical program guide data information into caption information; (3) the caption information is setto a translucent state by an image adjusting module of the set-top box; (4) the set-top box sends the caption information to a display device for displaying; by adopting the technical proposal provided by the invention, the user can review more video information under the condition of not impacting the video body.

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显示电子节目指南信息的方法 Method of displaying electronic program guide information

技术领域 FIELD

[0001] 本发明涉及数字电视技术领域,尤其是涉及一种显示电子节目指南信息(EPG)信息的方法。 [0001] The present invention relates to the field of digital television technology, particularly to a method for electronic program guide information (EPG) information is displayed.

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[0002] 随着电子技术和视频传输技术的飞速发展,以及数字电视技术的不断成熟,机顶盒已经走进千家万户,这使得用户能够更好的享受数字电视给生活带来的优质服务,同时由于电视节目也大量增多,这就给用户在选择查看频道和节目的时候带来了不便。 [0002] With the rapid development of electronic technology and video transmission technology, and the technology continues to mature digital TV, set-top boxes has been to every family, which allows users to better enjoy digital TV services brought to life, at the same time due to a large number of television programs also increased, which gives the user the choice to view channels and programs when the inconvenience. 目前的解决方法是采用数字电视传送电子节目指南信息技术,如图3所示,这些信息是搜索出来电子节目指南信息按照服务和时间进行排序,并显示在界面列表上的,用户可以通过选择频道13来查看该频道的节目指南信息,这些节目指南信息包括节目信息14,节目的播放时间15,同时在视频窗口12收看该频道正在播放的节目。 The current solution is to use a digital television transmission electronic program guide information technology, shown in Figure 3, this information is to search out electronic program guide services and information sorted according to time, and displayed on the screen of the list, the user can select a channel 13 to view the program guide information of the channel, the program guide information including program information 14, playing time of the program 15, and 12 in the video window to watch the program of the channel being played. 这虽然给用户查看节目带来了方便,但是每次查看其它频道的节目都会改变视频窗口12播放的节目,并且以退出全屏播放为代价,这就给在用户在查找节目过程中带来了不便。 Although this program to bring the convenience of users to view, but each time you view other channels of programming will change the video window to play 12 program, and the cost to exit full-screen playback, which brought inconvenience to the user to find the program in the course of . 而在数字电视技术发展迅速的今天, 不仅要保证在电子节目指南信息中给用户提供全面节目介绍的同时,还要为用户提供一种更加方便、快捷的查看节目指南的方法。 The rapid development of digital TV technology today, not only to ensure a comprehensive introduction to the user program in the electronic program guide information is also necessary to provide users with a more convenient and efficient way to view the program guide.

[0003] 现有对数字电视电子节目指南信息显示的方法,都是在节目显示(OSD)层界面上显示文本,以服务/频道和时间进行电子节目指南信息数据的排列,这种方法不仅影响了用户的视频观看,尽管电子节目指南信息界面上往往会设计有小视频窗口,但作为数字电视视频是功能的主体,所以这是个功能缺憾;而且由于电子节目指南信息数据量很大,而电子节目指南信息界面上能显示的字数和信息量有限,用户如果要查看完整的信息则需要大量的界面翻页和其它操作。 [0003] The conventional method for a digital television electronic program guide information is displayed, is displayed on the program display (OSD) text layer interface, service / channel and time information are arranged in the electronic program guide data, this approach only affects the user's video viewing, although the electronic program guide information screen often designed with a small video window, but as digital TV video is the main function, so this is a functional deficiency; and because a large electronic program guide information data, and electronic words and the amount of information on the program guide information screen can be displayed is limited, if users want to view complete information you need to flip a large number of interfaces and other operations. 上述缺点限制了DVB业务中关于电子节目指南信息这一功能的表现效果。 DVB above shortcomings limit the effect on business performance electronic program guide information of this feature.

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[0004] 本发明的目的在于,提供一种显示电子节目指南信息的方法,使用户在不影响视频主体的情况下,可以查看到更多的视频信息。 [0004] The object of the present invention is to provide a method for displaying electronic program guide information, allowing users without affecting the body of the video, the video can view more information.

[0005] 为实现上述目的,本发明采用如下技术方案: [0005] To achieve the above object, the present invention adopts the following technical solution:

[0006] 一种显示电子节目指南信息的方法,将机顶盒获取的传输码流转换成电子节目指南信息字幕信息并发送给显示设备显示,包括以下步骤: [0006] The method of the electronic program guide information in a display, the set-top box of the transmission code stream to obtain the electronic program guide information and sends subtitle information display apparatus displays, comprising the steps of:

[0007] (1)通过机顶盒对电子节目指南信息数据进行实时搜索并存储; [0007] (1) set-top box information in real-time search data and stored by electronic program guide;

[0008] (2)所述机顶盒将所述存储的电子节目指南信息数据转换成字幕信息; [0008] The electronic program guide information data (2) stored in the set-top box into the subtitle information;

[0009] (3)通过所述机顶盒内的图像效果调整模块将所述字幕信息设置为半透明状态; [0009] (3) by the image adjustment module in the set top box to effect the caption information as a semitransparent state;

[0010] (4)所述机顶盒将字幕信息发送给显示设备显示。 [0010] (4) The subtitle information is sent to the set top box to display the display apparatus.

[0011] 采用本发明的技术方案不需要退出全屏播放即可进入电子节目指南信息界面查看电子节目指南信息,用户可以在正常收看节目的同时,查看节目信息,使得查看节目信息更加方便、快捷,大大满足了用户高品质的需求。 [0011] the technical solution of the present invention does not need to exit full-screen playback can enter the electronic program guide information screen to view the electronic program guide information, the user can simultaneously watch regular programs, view program information, program information makes viewing more convenient, fast, greatly meet the user demand for high quality. 附图说明 BRIEF DESCRIPTION

[0012] 图1为本发明单行字幕信息的示意图; [0012] FIG. 1 is a schematic single-line subtitle information of the present invention;

[0013] 图2为本发明多行字幕信息的示意图; [0013] FIG. 2 is a schematic view of a plurality of lines of the present invention, subtitle information;

[0014] 图3为本发明现有技术字幕信息的示意图; [0014] FIG. 3 is a schematic diagram of the prior art invention, subtitle information;

[0015] 图4为本发明的流程图。 [0015] FIG 4 is a flowchart of the present invention.

[0016] 本发明目的的实现、功能特点及优点将结合实施例,参照附图做进一步说明。 The object of the invention is achieved [0016] This, in conjunction with the features and advantages of the embodiments, with reference to the drawings further described. 具体实施方式 Detailed ways

[0017] 如图1、图2、图4所示,一种显示电子节目指南信息的方法,包括以下步骤: [0017] As shown in FIG 1, FIG 2, FIG. 4, a method of displaying electronic program guide information, comprising the steps of:

[0018] (1)通过机顶盒中的搜索模块对传输码流进行搜索,通过解析码流获取电子节目指南信息的数据并将其保存在所述机顶盒的存储模块中,其中该存储模块可以长时间保存信息,该存储模块的存储介质是非易失性存储介质; [0018] (1) via the set top box to the search module searches transport stream, the data stream acquiring electronic program guide information by parsing the code and save it in the set-top box storage module, wherein the memory module can be prolonged saving information storage medium of the storage module is a nonvolatile storage medium;

[0019] (2)将所述存储的电子节目指南信息的数据通过用户图形界面转换成单行或者多行的字幕信息,并且通过所述机顶盒中的定时器不断刷新所述电子节目指南信息图像以获得滚动字幕的效果;其中所述字幕信息可以单一显示一个频道的电子节目指南信息,也可以同时将多个频道的电子节目指南信息数据转换成同一字幕信息;或者实现该频道当天或多天的电子节目指南信息。 [0019] (2) the data of the electronic program guide information stored in a single row or multiple rows converts subtitle information through a graphical user interface, and to constantly refresh the electronic program guide information to the image timer by the set-top box to obtain the effect of the marquee; wherein the subtitle information may be a single display electronic program guide information channel, it may be simultaneously convert the electronic program guide information data of a plurality of channels into the same subtitle information; or implement the channel day or more days electronic program guide information.

[0020] (3)利用机顶盒中的图像效果调整模块,将所述字幕状态的信息调整为半透明状态,同时在播放屏幕上显示。 [0020] (3) the effect of the set top box using the image adjustment module, the status information of the subtitles is adjusted to translucent, it is simultaneously displayed on the playback screen.

[0021 ] 整个电子节目指南信息显示过程为: [0021] the whole process electronic program guide information is displayed:

[0022] 在全屏播放节目1时,通过机顶盒对电子节目指南信息的数据进行搜索并存储, 当用户需要查看电子节目指南信息时,只需通过点击或选择快捷键即可启动该程序;此时, 电视机屏幕上显示出“是”或“否”以单行字幕显示电子节目指南信息的选择,如果选择“是”,则在屏幕下方将以单行半透明字幕从右向左的滚动方式显示电子节目指南信息2,如果选择“否”,则在屏幕右方以多行半透明字幕从下向上的滚动方式显示电子节目指南信息7 ;当不需要查看时,可以通过点击或选择快捷键关闭该字幕信息。 [0022] 1 program in full-screen playback, search and set-top box data stored by the electronic program guide information, when users need to view the electronic program guide information, you can start the program by simply clicking or selecting the shortcut key; at this time showing on the TV screen, "Yes" or "No" to select a single line caption display electronic program guide information, if you select "Yes", then a single line at the bottom of the screen will scroll from right to left way translucent display electronic subtitles 2 program guide information, if you select "No", then the right of the screen with translucent multi-line captions from the bottom up a rolling display electronic program guide information 7; when not required viewing, you can click or select the shortcut key to close the caption information.

[0023] 其中,所述单行字幕电子节目指南信息2可以包括节目时间3和节目信息4 ;这种方法占用屏幕空间小,在不影响用户正常收看的同时提供该频道节目指南信息。 [0023] wherein said single line subtitle EPG information may include program time 2 3 4 and the program information; screen space occupied by this method is small, the channel providing the program guide information without affecting the normal viewing user simultaneously.

[0024] 所述多行字幕电子节目指南信息7包括当前频道的多个节目时间9和节目信息10,并同时显示出当前日期8,这种方法能够一次显示更多的节目指南信息,并且能够显示当前的日期和星期。 [0024] The plurality of rows 7 subtitle electronic program guide information comprises a plurality of program time of the current channel and program information 10 of 9, while exhibiting the current date and 8, this method can be a program guide to display more information, and to It displays the current date and day of week.

[0025] 采用本发明的技术方案不需要退出全屏播放即可进入电子节目指南信息界面查看电子节目指南信息,用户可以在正常收看节目的同时,查看节目信息,使得查看节目信息更加方便、快捷,大大满足了用户高品质的需求。 [0025] the technical solution of the present invention does not need to exit full-screen playback can enter the electronic program guide information screen to view the electronic program guide information, the user can simultaneously watch regular programs, view program information, program information makes viewing more convenient, fast, greatly meet the user demand for high quality.

[0026] 以上所述仅为本发明的优选实施例,并非因此限制本发明的专利范围,凡是利用本发明说明书及附图内容所作的等效结构或等效流程变换,或直接或间接运用在其他相关的技术领域,均同理包括在本发明的专利保护范围内。 [0026] The above are only preferred embodiments of the present invention, not intended to limit the scope of the present invention, all utilize the present specification and drawings taken equivalent structures or equivalent process, or applied directly or indirectly other related technical fields shall fall within the scope of protection of the present invention.

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  1. 一种显示电子节目指南信息的方法,包括以下步骤:(1)通过机顶盒对电子节目指南信息数据进行实时搜索并存储;(2)所述机顶盒将所述存储的电子节目指南信息数据转换成字幕信息;(3)通过所述机顶盒内的图像效果调整模块将所述字幕信息设置为半透明状态;(4)所述机顶盒将字幕信息发送给显示设备显示。 A method of displaying electronic program guide information, comprising the steps of: (1) searching the set top box in real time information by the electronic program guide data and storage; electronic program guide (2) the information stored in the set-top box data into caption information; (3) the effect of the image by adjusting the set-top box within the module subtitle information as a semitransparent state; (4) the set-top box subtitle display information to the display apparatus.
  2. 2.如权利要求1所述的显示电子节目指南信息的方法,其特征在于,所述将电子节目指南信息数据转换成字幕信息采用用户图形界面方式实现。 The method of claim 1 electronic program guide information display as claimed in claim 2, characterized in that the electronic program guide information to convert the subtitle information data into a graphical user interface manner.
  3. 3.如权利要求1或2所述的显示电子节目指南信息的方法,其特征在于,所述字幕信息为滚动的单行或多行。 A method of displaying electronic program guide information according to claim 1 or 2, wherein the caption information is scrolled a line or lines.
  4. 4.如权利要求3所述的显示电子节目指南信息的方法,其特征在于,所述滚动字幕是通过机顶盒中的定时器,不断刷新所述电子节目指南信息图像获得。 4. The method of claim 3 display the electronic program guide information claim, wherein said set-top box by ticker timer constantly refresh the image obtaining electronic program guide information.
  5. 5.如权利要求1所述的显示电子节目指南信息的方法,其特征在于,所述对电子节目指南信息数据进行实时搜索并存储是通过机顶盒内的搜索模块对传输码流搜索,通过解析码流获取电子节目指南信息数据并将其保存在机顶盒内的存储模块中。 5. The method of displaying electronic program guide information claim, wherein said real-time search of the electronic program guide information and the data stored by the search module in the set top box to search transport stream by parsing the code stream obtaining electronic program guide information and the data stored in the storage module of the set top box.
  6. 6.如权利要求5所述的显示电子节目指南信息的方法,其特征在于,所述存储模块的存储介质是非易失性存储介质。 A method of displaying electronic program guide information according to claim 5, characterized in that the storage medium of the memory module is a nonvolatile storage medium.
  7. 7.如权利要求1所述的显示电子节目指南信息的方法,其特征在于,所述电子节目指南信息至少包括节目时间、节目内容。 7. A method of displaying electronic program guide information according to claim 1, wherein said electronic program guide information includes at least program time, program content.
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