CN1856005A - Wireless audio for entertainment systems - Google Patents

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CN1856005A
CN1856005A CN 200610057074 CN200610057074A CN1856005A CN 1856005 A CN1856005 A CN 1856005A CN 200610057074 CN200610057074 CN 200610057074 CN 200610057074 A CN200610057074 A CN 200610057074A CN 1856005 A CN1856005 A CN 1856005A
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A set top box comprises a signal receiver that includes a front end that receives broadband signals, and a tuner that tunes a channel including audio and video signals. A signal demodulator communicates with the signal receiver and demodulates the audio and video signals. A video processor communicates with the signal demodulator and encodes and transmits the video signals via a first medium. A transmitter communicates with the signal demodulator and transmits the encoded audio signals via a second wireless medium, wherein the first medium and the second wireless medium are different types of media.

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用于娱乐系统的无线音频 Wireless audio for entertainment systems

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本发明涉及娱乐系统,更具体而言,涉及用于娱乐系统的无线音频。 The present invention relates to entertainment systems, and more particularly, relates to wireless audio for entertainment systems.

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现在参考图1,娱乐系统10包括电视或监视器12(例如传统电视)、液晶显示器(LCD)、等离子显示器、放映机和/或任意其他显示系统。 Referring now to Figure 1, the entertainment system 10 includes a television or monitor 12 (e.g., a conventional television), a liquid crystal display (LCD), a plasma display, projector, and / or any other display system. 机顶盒、线缆盒或其他设备16(统称为机顶盒16)接收来自服务提供商20的内容,例如音频和/或视频内容。 Set-top box, cable box or other device 16 (collectively set top box 16) receives content from a service provider 20 such as audio and / or video content. 服务提供商20可以是有线服务、卫星服务、无线服务、传统无线广播和/或其他合适的服务的提供商。 Service provider 20 may be a cable service, a satellite service, a wireless service provider, a conventional radio and / or other suitable services.

机顶盒16将包括音频和视频信号的内容输出到TV或监视器12。 The STB 16 includes a content output audio and video signals to the TV or monitor 12. TV或监视器12包括音频输出端24,所述音频输出端24可通过连接电线被连接到音频系统28。 A TV or monitor 12 includes an audio output terminal 24, the audio output terminal 24 may be connected to the audio system 28 by connecting wires. 音频系统28进而通常被连接到一个或多个扬声器30。 The audio system 28 in turn typically connected to one or more speakers 30. 音频输出端24包括一个或多个用于单声道、立体声、环绕或其他音频格式的声道。 The audio output 24 includes one or more channel mono, stereo, surround or other audio formats used. 例如,环绕声音通常包括5或7个声道。 For example, surround sound typically includes 5 or 7 channels.

通常,消费者出于审美原因而可能购买一台特定的TV或监视器12。 Typically, consumers may be for aesthetic reasons to buy a specific TV or monitor 12. 例如,LCD和/或等离子显示器具有相对较小的厚度并且可以被安装在墙上。 For example, LCD, and / or plasma displays have a relatively small thickness and can be mounted on a wall. 购买这些类型设备的消费者偏好整齐有序的外观。 These types of devices to purchase consumer preferences neat and orderly appearance. 但是,图1所示的娱乐系统需要在设备(例如机顶盒16、TV或监视器12、音频系统28和/或扬声器30)之间使用相当大量的连线。 However, the entertainment system shown in FIG. 1 requires a considerable amount of wiring between devices (e.g., 28 and / or speaker 30 set-top box 16, TV or monitor 12, an audio system). 虽然连线可以在房屋建造时通过补墙板安装和被隐藏,但是娱乐系统一旦被安装,就无法很大地改变其组件的位置。 Although the connection can be installed drywall and hidden, but entertainment system, once installed, can not greatly change the position of its components in the housing construction. 当消费者将娱乐系统添加到现有房屋时,将连线安装在补墙板后面通常是相当昂贵的。 When consumers add to the existing house entertainment system, the wiring is installed behind drywall is usually quite expensive. 因此,电线通常要通过房间来走线,而这是不合乎消费者需要的。 Therefore, the wire is usually to take the line through the room, which is not in line with consumer needs.

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机顶盒包括信号接收器,该信号接收器包括用于接收数字宽带信号的前端和用于对包括数字音频和视频信号的信道进行调谐的调谐器。 Set-top box includes a signal receiver, which includes a signal receiver for receiving digital broadband signals and a front end of a channel including digital audio and video signal tuned by the tuner. 信号解调器与信号接收器通信并对音频和视频信号进行解调。 The demodulator demodulates the signal and the communication signal receiver and audio and video signals. 视频处理器与信号解调器通信,并编码和经由第一媒体发送数字视频信号。 Video processor communicates with the signal demodulator and encodes and transmits the digital media via a first video signal. 发送器与信号解调器通信,并经由第二无线媒体来发送数字音频输出信号。 Transmitting communication with the signal demodulator and transmits digital audio output signals via a second wireless medium. 第一媒体具有比第二无线媒体更高的带宽容量和与第二无线媒体不同的协议。 The first medium has a higher than the second bandwidth capacity of the wireless medium and a second medium different wireless protocols.

在其他特征中,系统包括机顶盒,还包括与第一媒体通信的显示器和包括与第二无线媒体通信的接收器的音频系统。 In other features, a system comprises a set top box, further comprising a media communication with the first display includes a receiver and a media communication with a second wireless audio system. 显示器是从包含电视和监视器的群组中选出的。 Display is selected from the group comprising of televisions and monitors. 第一无线网络接口与视频输出设备通信。 A first wireless communication network interface and the video output device. 第一无线网络接口遵循IEEE 802.11a、802.11b、802.11g和/或802.11n中的至少一个。 A first wireless network interface follows the IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, and / or at least one of 802.11n. 机顶盒与显示器集成在一起并位于远离显示器的位置上。 Set-top boxes and integrated with the display at a position away from the display on. 显示器还包括与第一媒体通信的第二无线网络接口。 The display further comprises a second wireless network interface for communicating with the first media.

在其他特征中,系统包括机顶盒,还包括音频系统,该音频系统包括与音频系统通信并经由第二无线媒体接收数字音频输出信号的接收器模块。 In other features, a system comprises a set top box, further comprising an audio system, the audio system comprises an audio system and in communication with a second receiver module via the wireless medium receives a digital audio output signal. 音频系统包括多个发送器模块,还包括多个扬声器,其中每个扬声器分别包括与发送器模块之一通信的一个接收器模块。 The audio system includes a plurality of transmitter module further comprises a plurality of speakers, each speaker wherein each module comprises one of a transmitter in communication with a receiver module. 第一带宽容量大于50Mb/s,而第二无线媒体的第二带宽容量小于1Mb/s。 The first bandwidth capacity is greater than 50Mb / s, and the second bandwidth capacity of the second wireless medium is less than 1Mb / s.

一种系统包括无线地接收内容的第一收发机。 A system comprising a first transceiver wirelessly receiving content. 机顶盒与第一收发机通信,将内容分成音频信号和视频信号,并将音频信号输出到第一收发机和将视频信号输出到显示器。 A first transceiver in communication with set-top box, the content into audio signals and video signals, and outputs the audio signals to the first transceiver and the video signal output to the display. 第一收发机将音频信号无线地发送到音频系统。 The first transceiver wirelessly transmits the audio signal to the audio system.

在其他特征中,调制解调器接收包括多个信道的宽带信号,并对包含内容的信道进行调谐。 In other features, a modem receives broadband signals including a plurality of channels, and the channel containing the content tuning. 网络设备与调制解调器通信。 A network device in communication with the modem. 第二收发机与网络设备通信并将内容发送到第一收发机。 Transmitting a second transceiver communicating with the network device and the content to the first transceiver.

在其他特征中,网络设备接收包括多个信道的宽带信号,并对包含内容的信道进行调谐。 In other features, a network device receives broadband signals including a plurality of channels, and the channel containing the content tuning. 第二收发机与网络设备通信并将内容发送到第一收发机。 Transmitting a second transceiver communicating with the network device and the content to the first transceiver. 显示器是从包含电视和监视器的群组中选出的。 Display is selected from the group comprising of televisions and monitors. 第一收发机利用IEEE 802.11a、802.11b、802.11g、802.11n、802.16、频率调制和超宽带(UWB)格式中的至少一种来执行无线通信。 A first transceiver using IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.16, frequency modulation and ultrawideband (UWB) formats at least one of performing wireless communication. 音频系统包括多个发送器,还包括多个扬声器,其中每个扬声器分别包括与发送器之一通信的一个接收器。 The audio system includes a plurality of transmitters further comprises a plurality of speakers, each speaker including a respective one of a receiver in communication with the transmitter.

在其他特征中,内容作为分组被从第二收发机发送到第一收发机。 In other features, the content is transmitted as packets from the second transceiver to the first transceiver. 音频信号和视频信号是数字信号。 Audio and video signals are digital signals.

一种系统包括用于无线地接收内容的第一收发装置。 A system comprising a first transceiver means for wirelessly receiving content. 分离装置与第一收发装置通信,将内容分成音频信号和视频信号,并将音频信号发送到第一收发装置,和将视频信号发送到显示装置以用于显示。 Separating means in communication with the first transceiver, the content into audio and video signals, and transmits the audio signal to the first transceiver means, and transmitting the video signal to the display means for display. 第一收发装置将音频信号无线地发送到用于生成可听的音频信号的音频装置。 The first transceiving means wirelessly transmits the audio signals to audio means for generating audible audio signals.

在其他特征中,接收和调谐装置接收包括多个信道的宽带信号并对包含内容的信道进行调谐。 In other features, receiving and tuning means receives broadband signals including a plurality of channels and tunes a channel containing the content. 接口装置与调制解调器通信。 Interface means and the communication modem. 第二收发装置与接口装置通信并将内容发送到第一收发装置。 Second transceiver means for communicating with the interface means and transmits the content to the first transceiver means.

在其他特征中,接口装置接收包括多个信道的宽带信号并对包含内容的信道进行调谐。 In other features, interface means receives broadband signals including a plurality of channels and tunes a channel containing the content. 第二收发机与接口装置通信并将内容发送到第一收发装置。 The second transceiver transmits the communication interface means to the first transceiver device and the contents.

在其他特征中,显示装置是从包含电视和监视器的群组中选出的。 In other features, the display device is selected from the group comprising of televisions and monitors. 第一收发装置利用IEEE 802.11a、802.11b、802.11g、802.11n、802.16、频率调制和超宽带(UWB)格式中的至少一种来执行无线通信。 First transceiver means using IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.16, frequency modulation and ultrawideband (UWB) formats at least one of performing wireless communication. 音频装置包括用于发送的多个发送装置,还包括多个扬声器,其中每个扬声器分别包括一个用于与发送装置之一通信的接收装置。 The audio means includes a plurality of transmitting means for transmitting, and further comprising a plurality of speakers, each speaker including a respective one of the receiving means for communicating with the transmission device.

在其他特征中,内容作为分组被从第二收发装置发送到第一收发装置。 In other features, the content is transmitted as packets from the second transceiver to the first transceiver means. 音频信号和视频信号是数字信号。 Audio and video signals are digital signals.

一种方法包括:利用第一收发机无线地接收内容;将内容分成音频信号和视频信号;将音频信号输出到第一收发机并将视频信号输出到显示器;以及利用第一收发机将音频信号无线地发送到音频系统。 A method comprising: using a first transceiver to wirelessly receive content; the content into audio and video signals; output the audio signal to the first transceiver and the video signal to a display; and using a first transceiver audio signal wirelessly transmitted to the audio system.

在其他特征中,该方法包括:接收包括多个信道的宽带信号;以及对包含内容的信道进行调谐。 In other features, the method comprising: receiving a wideband signal comprising a plurality of channels; and a channel containing the content tuning. 该方法包括从包含电视和监视器的群组中选出显示器。 The method comprises a display selected from the group comprising of televisions and monitors. 第一收发机利用IEEE 802.11a、802.11b、802.11g、802.11n、802.16、频率调制和超宽带(UWB)格式中的至少一种来执行无线通信。 A first transceiver using IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.16, frequency modulation and ultrawideband (UWB) formats at least one of performing wireless communication. 该方法包括将音频信号从音频系统无线地发送到与多个扬声器相关联的接收器。 The method includes transmitting an audio signal from the audio system wirelessly to a receiver associated with a plurality of speakers. 该方法包括将内容作为数字分组从第二收发机发送到第一收发机。 The method includes transmitting the content as digital packets from the second transceiver to the first transceiver. 音频信号和视频信号都是数字信号。 Audio and video signals are digital signals.

一种机顶盒包括信号接收器,该信号接收器包括接收数字宽带信号的前端和对包括数字音频和视频信号的信道进行调谐的调谐器。 A set top box comprises a signal receiver, the signal receiver includes a front end and a channel including digital audio and video signal tuned by the tuner receives digital broadband signals. 信号解调器与信号接收器通信并对数字音频和视频信号解调。 Signal demodulator communicates with the signal receiver and demodulates the digital audio and video signals. 解码器输出包含数字音频信号的第一数据分组和包含数字视频信号的第二数据分组。 Decoder outputs first data packet comprising a digital audio signal and the second data packets containing digital video signals.

在其他特征中,系统包括机顶盒,还包括音频系统和第一接收器,该第一接收器与音频系统通信。 In other features, a system comprises a set top box, further comprising an audio system and a first receiver, the first receiver system for communicating with the audio. 第二接收器与显示器通信。 Second receiver communicate with the display. 发送器接收第一和第二数据分组,并将第一数据分组无线地发送到第一接收器,将第二数据分组无线地发送到第二接收器。 Transmitter receives the first and second data packets and wirelessly transmits the first data packet to the first receiver, the second packet radio transmits data to the second receiver. 发送器将第二数据分组无线地发送到第二接收器。 Transmitting a second data packet will be transmitted to the second radio receiver. 发送器将第一数据分组无线地发送到第二接收器。 Transmitting a first data packet will be transmitted to the second radio receiver. 显示器是从包括电视和监视器的群组中选出的。 Display is selected from a group consisting of televisions and monitors. 发送器利用IEEE 802.11a、802.11b、802.11g、802.11n、802.16和超宽带(UWB)格式中的至少一种来执行无线通信。 Transmitter using IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.16, and ultrawideband (UWB) formats at least one of performing wireless communication. 音频系统包括多个发送器模块,还包括多个扬声器,其中每个扬声器分别包括与发送器模块之一通信的一个接收器模块。 The audio system includes a plurality of transmitter module further comprises a plurality of speakers, each speaker wherein each module comprises one of a transmitter in communication with a receiver module.

一种机顶盒包括用于接收数字宽带信号的信号接收装置和用于对包括数字音频和视频信号的信道进行调谐的调谐装置。 A set top box comprises signal receiving means for receiving digital broadband signals and a channel including digital audio and video signal tuning means for tuning. 信号解调装置与信号接收装置通信,并对数字音频和视频信号解调。 Signal demodulating means and the signal reception apparatus for communication, and demodulates the digital audio and video signals. 解码器装置输出包含数字音频信号的第一数据分组和包含数字视频信号的第二数据分组。 A first data packet comprising a decoder means outputs a digital audio signal and the second data packets containing digital video signals.

在其他特征中,系统包括机顶盒,还包括用于生成音频信号的音频输出装置。 In other features, a system comprises a set top box, further comprising an audio output means for generating an audio signal. 第一接收装置与音频输出装置通信。 With the audio output device receives a first communication means. 显示装置显示视频信号。 Display means displays the video signal. 第二接收装置与显示装置通信。 A second communication device and the display device receives. 发送装置接收第一和第二数据分组,并将第一数据分组无线地发送到第一接收装置和将第二数据分组无线地发送到第二接收装置。 Transmitting means for receiving first and second data packets and wirelessly transmits the first data packet to the first receiving apparatus and the second data packet wirelessly transmitted to the second receiving means. 发送装置将第二数据分组无线地发送到第二接收装置。 Means for transmitting a second data packet wirelessly transmitted to the second receiving means. 发送装置将第一数据分组无线地发送到第二接收装置。 A first transmitting means transmits the data packet wirelessly to the second receiving means. 显示装置是从包括电视和监视器的群组中选出的。 The display means is selected from a group consisting of televisions and monitors. 发送装置利用IEEE 802.11a、802.11b、802.11g、802.11n、802.16和超宽带(UWB)格式中的至少一种来执行无线通信。 Transmitting means using the IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.16, and ultrawideband (UWB) formats at least one of performing wireless communication. 音频装置包括用于发送的多个发送装置,还包括多个扬声器,其中每个扬声器分别包括一个用于与发送装置之一通信的用于接收的接收装置。 The audio means includes a plurality of transmitting means for transmitting, and further comprising a plurality of speakers, each speaker including a respective one of the receiving means for transmitting and receiving apparatus for communication.

一种用于操作机顶盒的方法包括:接收数字宽带信号;调谐包括数字音频和视频信号的信道;对数字音频和视频信号解调;以及输出包含数字音频信号的第一数据分组和包含数字视频信号的第二数据分组。 A method for operating a set-top box comprising: receiving digital broadband signals; tuning signal comprises a digital audio and video channels; digital video and audio signal demodulation; and outputting a digital audio signal comprising a first data packets containing digital video signal a second data packet.

在其他特征中,该方法包括接收第一和第二数据分组;将第一数据分组无线地发送到第一接收器;并将第二数据分组发送到第二接收器。 In other features, the method includes receiving a first and a second data packet; transmitting a first radio packet data to the first receiver; and a second data packets to the second receiver. 该方法包括将第二数据分组无线地发送到第二接收器。 The method includes a second data packet wirelessly transmitted to the second receiver. 该方法包括将第一数据分组无线地发送到第二接收器。 The method includes a first data packet wirelessly transmitted to the second receiver. 无线通信使用IEEE 802.11a、802.11b、802.11g、802.11n、802.16和超宽带(UWB)格式中的至少一种。 The wireless communication using the IEEE 802.11a, at least one of 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.16, and ultrawideband (UWB) formats.

从下文提供的详细描述中,本发明的适用性的其他方面将变得明显。 From the detailed description provided hereinafter in the other areas of applicability of the present invention will become apparent. 应该理解,详细描述和特定示例虽然指示了本发明的优选实施例,但是其目的仅仅是具体说明,而不希望被用于限制本发明的范围。 It should be understood that the detailed description and specific examples, while indicating preferred embodiments of the present invention, but its purpose is merely described in detail, without wishing to be used to limit the scope of the invention.

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和附图中将更全面地理解本发明,其中:图1是根据现有技术的娱乐系统的功能框图;图2是根据本发明的机顶盒的功能框图;图3是根据本发明的娱乐系统的功能框图,该娱乐系统包括在机顶盒和音频系统之间的无线链路;图4是根据本发明的娱乐系统的功能框图,该娱乐系统包括在机顶盒和音频系统和电视或监视器之间的无线链路;图5是根据本发明的娱乐系统的功能框图,该娱乐系统具有集成了机顶盒的电视或监视器并且包括在电视或监视器和音频系统之间的无线链路;图6是根据本发明的娱乐系统的功能框图,该娱乐系统具有集成了机顶盒的电视或监视器并且包括在电视或监视器和扬声器之间的无线链路;图7是根据本发明的娱乐系统的功能框图,该娱乐系统具有无线地接收内容的无线收发机以及机顶盒,该机顶盒将内容分为音频和视频部分并将音 And drawings of the present invention will be more fully understood, in which: FIG. 1 is a functional block diagram of an entertainment system according to the prior art; FIG. 2 is a block diagram of the present invention, a set top box function; FIG. 3 is an entertainment system according to the present invention functional block diagram of the entertainment system includes a wireless link between the set-top box and the audio system; FIG. 4 is a functional block diagram of an entertainment system according to the present invention, the entertainment system comprises a wireless audio system and between the box and the television or monitor link; FIG. 5 is a functional block diagram of an entertainment system according to the present invention, the entertainment system with integrated set-top box and a television or monitor includes a wireless link between the television or monitor and the audio system; FIG. 6 is a present a functional block diagram of the entertainment system of the present invention, the entertainment system with integrated set-top box and a television or monitor includes a wireless link between the television or monitor and speakers; FIG. 7 is a functional block diagram of an entertainment system according to the present invention, the Entertainment systems receive content wirelessly with a wireless transceiver and a set-top box, the set-top box is divided into the audio and video and audio portions 频部分发送到无线收发机和将视频部分发送到显示器,所述无线收发机提供了到带有扬声器的音频系统的无线链路;以及图8是根据本发明的娱乐系统的功能框图,该娱乐系统包括机顶盒和无线发送器,所述机顶盒包括用于将内容解析成音频和视频数据分组流的解码器,而所述无线发送器用于将音频数据分组发送到与音频系统相关联的接收器,并将视频数据分组发送到监视器。 Frequency part transmitted to the wireless transceiver and to send the video to the display section, the radio transceiver provides a radio link with an audio speaker system; and FIG. 8 is a functional block diagram of an entertainment system according to the present invention, the entertainment the system includes a wireless transmitter and a set-top box, the set-top box includes a decoder to parse the contents of audio and video data stream packets, and the wireless transmitter for an audio data packets to a receiver associated with the audio system is associated, and the video data packets to the monitor.

具体实施方式以下优选实施例的描述本质上仅仅是示例性的,并且决不想要限制本发明、其应用或用途。 The description of the embodiments following preferred specific embodiments are merely exemplary in nature and is in no way intended to limit the invention, its application, or uses. 为了清楚,在附图中使用相同标号来指示相似元件。 For clarity, the same reference numerals in the drawings to indicate like elements. 这里使用的术语“模块”和/或“设备”指的是用于执行提供了所需功能的一个或多个软件或固件程序、组合逻辑电路和/或其他合适的组件的专用集成电路(ASIC)、电子电路、处理器(共享的、专用的或群组的)和存储器。 The term "module" and / or "device" refers to one or more software or firmware programs for performing the required functionality to provide, application specific integrated circuits a combinational logic circuit, and / or other suitable components (ASIC ), an electronic circuit, a processor (shared) and dedicated memory or group.

娱乐系统接收来自服务提供商的内容,包括视频和音频内容及其相应的信号。 Entertainment systems receive content from service providers, including video and audio content and their corresponding signals. 根据本发明的娱乐系统采用较低成本/带宽的无线链路向音频系统组件分发来自服务提供商的音频信号,同时将较高成本/带宽的无线链路或硬连线链路用于电视或显示器。 The entertainment system according to the present invention employs a lower cost / bandwidth wireless link to distribute audio signals from a service provider to audio system components while the higher cost / bandwidth wireless link or hardwired link to the television or monitor. 在某些实现方式中,机顶盒不将音频和/或视频信号转换成模拟形式。 In some implementations, the set top box does not convert the audio and / or video signals to analog form. 换言之,音频和视频信号保持数字形式,直到在最终输出设备(例如显示器、音频系统和/或扬声器)处被接收。 In other words, the audio and video signal remains in digital form, until at the final output device (such as a display, an audio system and / or speakers) is received.

从机顶盒到电视或监视器的较高成本/带宽的无线链路包括遵循IEEE802.11a、802.11b、802.11g、802.11n的链路和/或其他当前或将来的无线链路。 High cost of set-top box to the television or monitor / bandwidth wireless link comprises followed IEEE802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n links and / or other current or future wireless links. 音频信号通常需要每信道24Kb/s的带宽。 Audio signals typically require a channel bandwidth of each 24Kb / s of. 因此,5个信道的音频信号将需要120Kb/s。 Thus, five channel audio signal would require 120Kb / s. 用于家用音频系统的无线链路的带宽将依赖于将被支持的信道数量。 The bandwidth of the wireless link for home audio system will depend on the number of channels to be supported. 例如,用于音频系统的无线链路可以包括900MHz无线链路。 For example, a wireless link for the audio system may include a 900MHz radio link. 以下将进一步描述各种示例性配置,这些配置充当示例性而非限制性的实现方式。 The following will further describe various example configurations, which act as exemplary implementations and not restrictive.

现在参考图2,根据本发明的机顶盒40被示出。 Referring now to Figure 2, set-top box in accordance with the present invention 40 is shown. 机顶盒40包括源输入42A、42B和42C(统称为输入42),例如天线、线缆、卫星和/或其他输入。 Set-top box 40 includes source inputs 42A, 42B and 42C (collectively inputs 42) such as antenna, cable, satellite, and / or other input. 输入42与射频(RF)前端(FE)44A、44B和44C(统称为前端44)通信。 Input 42 a radio frequency (RF) front end (FE) 44A, 44B and 44C (collectively referred to as the front end 44) ​​communication. 调谐器46A、46B和46C对基于用户的选择而接收的宽带信号中的信道进行调谐。 Tuner 46A, 46B, and 46C channel wideband signal based on a user's selection received tuning. 放大器48A、48B和48C(统称为放大器48)放大所选信道。 Amplifiers 48A, 48B and 48C (collectively amplifiers 48) amplifies the selected channel. 模数转换器(ADC)50A、50B和50C(统称为ADC 50)将放大的模拟信道信号转换成数字信号。 Analog to digital converter (ADC) 50A, 50B, and 5OC (collectively referred to as ADC 50) convert the amplified analog channel signal to a digital signal. RF解调器52执行解调。 RF demodulator 52 performs demodulation. 示例性的解调技术包括正交频分复用(OFDM)、正交幅度调制(QAM)、正交频移键控(QFSK)和/或其他合适的解调技术。 Exemplary demodulation techniques include orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM), quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM), quadrature frequency shift keying (the QFSK) and / or other suitable demodulation techniques.

中央处理单元(CPU)54经由接口56与RF解调器52通信。 54 via an interface 56 and the communication RF demodulator 52 a central processing unit (CPU). 在某些实现方式中,接口56是外围组件接口(PCI)、PCI Express和/或任意其他合适的接口。 In some implementations, the interface 56 is a peripheral component interface (PCI), PCI Express, and / or any other suitable interface. CPU 54可以包括易失性和/或非易失性存储器。 CPU 54 may include volatile and / or nonvolatile memory. 模拟电话线58可以经由接口60和语音编码器/解码器62被连接到接口56。 Analog telephone line 58 may be connected to the interface 56 via an interface 60 and a speech encoder / decoder 62.

视频处理器64执行视频处理并且可以包括非易失性存储器66(例如闪存、硬盘驱动器或其他合适的非易失性存储器)和易失性存储器(例如SDRAM或其他合适的易失性存储器)。 The video processor 64 performs video processing and may include nonvolatile memory 66 (e.g. flash memory, hard drive or other suitable non-volatile memory) and volatile memory (e.g., SDRAM or other suitable volatile memory). 视频解码器72接收视频输入70并且执行合适的解码操作,例如但不局限于MPEG解码。 The video decoder 72 receives video input 70 and performs the appropriate decoding operations, such as, but not limited to MPEG decoding. 视频编码器74对视频信号编码,以输出到数模转换器(DAC)76、放大器78和S视频输出80。 Video encoder 74 encode the video signal to output to the digital to analog converter (DAC) 76, an amplifier 78, and S-Video output 80. DAC 76的输出也可作为信道3-4视频输出82被输出。 DAC 76 output 82 output may also be output as a channel 3-4 video.

接口56还与机顶盒显示器84和/或与电视或监视器相关联的显示器通信。 56 also interfaces and / or in communication with set-top box and a television or monitor display 84 associated with a display. 机顶盒40还可以包括通用串行总线(USB)86。 Set-top box 40 may also include a universal serial bus (USB) 86. 键盘88可被直接连接到机顶盒40和/或可以提供无线接口。 Keyboard 88 may be connected directly to the set top box 40 and / or may provide a wireless interface. 遥控接口90接收来自遥控器91的红外信号,以允许用户选择信道、音量和/或其他机顶盒功能。 Remote control interface 90 receives infrared signals from the remote control 91, to allow the user to select a channel, volume, and / or other set top box function. 802.11接口92遵循802.11、802.11a、802.11b、802.11g、802.11n(在此通过引用并入所有这些标准)中的至少一个和其他当前和未来无线标准。 And at least one other current and future wireless standards 802.11 interface 92 follow 802.11,802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (all of these standards are incorporated herein by reference) was added. 数字视频接口(DVI)/最小化传输差分信令(TMDS)接口93、1394或防火墙接口和/或蓝牙接口95也可被提供。 Digital Video Interface (the DVI) / transition minimized differential signaling (TMDS) interface to 93,1394 or firewall interface and / or a Bluetooth interface 95 may also be provided. 媒体访问控制(MAC)设备96可以提供到调制解调器的接口,例如数字用户线路(DSL)、有线、无线或其他宽带服务。 Media Access Control (MAC) device 96 may provide an interface to a modem, such as a digital subscriber line (DSL), cable, wireless or other broadband service. MAC设备96可与机顶盒40的其他组件集成在一起。 MAC device 96 may be integrated with other components of the set top box 40.

音频编解码器(编码器/解码器)99与接口56通信并执行音频编码和解码。 Audio codec (coder / decoder) 9956 in communication with the interface and performs audio encoding and decoding. 音频编解码器99与线路输入100和放大器101和线路输出102通信。 Audio codec 99 and the input line 100 and output amplifier 101 and the communication line 102. 接口56和/或音频编解码器99还与用于将音频信号无线地发送到其他设备的发送器103通信。 Interface 56 and / or the audio codec 99 also wirelessly transmits the audio signal to a transmitter and the other communication device 103. 音频信号还可以分别经由802.11和/或蓝牙接口92和95被无线地发送。 The audio signal may also be transmitted separately via wireless 802.11 and / or Bluetooth interfaces 92 and 95. 音频编解码器99可被用于在发送前将数字音频信号转换成模拟形式和/或数字音频信号可经由接口56被直接发送到发送器103。 The audio codec 99 may be used before converting the digital transmit audio signals into analog form and / or the digital audio signal may be transmitted directly via the interface 56 to the transmitter 103.

现在参考图3,根据本发明的娱乐系统108包括在机顶盒和音频系统之间的无线链路。 Referring now to FIG 3, according to the entertainment system 108 according to the present invention includes a wireless link between the set-top box and the audio system. 更具体而言,机顶盒110包括解码模块112,该模块接收内容,并将视频信号114发送到TV或监视器12。 More specifically, the set-top box 110 includes a decoding module 112, the module receives the content, and supplies the video signal to the TV or monitor 12114. 解码模块112还将音频信号输出到发送器模块118,该发送器模块118经由无线链路119将音频信号发送到与音频系统124相关联的接收器模块120。 The decoding module 112 also outputs audio signals to the transmitter module 118, the transmitter module 118 to send audio signals to the audio system 124 associated with the received wireless module 120 via a link 119. 可以意识到,接收器模块120可以与音频系统124集成在一起,也可以与音频系统124相分离。 Can be appreciated, the receiver module 120 may be integrated together with the audio system 124 may be separate from the audio system 124. 在某些实现方式中,音频信号包括1、2、...或N个信道。 In some implementations, the audio signal includes 1, 2, ..., or N channels. 在某些实现方式中,音频信号支持环绕声音且N=5或7。 In some implementations, the audio signal supports surround sound and N = 5 or 7. 例如,无线链路119可以是900MHz链路。 For example, the wireless link 119 may be a 900MHz link. 发送器118可以由生成无线信号119的发送器103、802.11接口92和/或蓝牙接口95实现。 The transmitter 118 may be implemented by generating a radio signal transmitter 119 103,802.11 interface 92 and / or the Bluetooth interface 95.

在使用中,机顶盒110接收包含内容信道的宽带信号。 In use, the set top box 110 receives a broadband signal containing content channels. 用户使用到机顶盒110和/或遥控器91的输入来选择内容信道。 User input to the set top box 110 and / or remote control 91 to select the content channel. 所选内容信道提供包括音频和视频内容的数据流。 Selected content channel provides a data stream including audio and video content. 解码模块112对音频和视频内容解码。 Decoding module 112 decodes the audio and video content. 音频内容或信号包括被输出到发送器模块118的一个或多个音频信道。 Includes audio content or signal is output to the transmission module 118 of the one or more audio channels. 发送器模块118将信道发送到接收器模块120。 The transmitter module 118 of the channel 120 to the receiver module.

接收器模块120将信道输出到音频系统124,音频系统124将音频信号输出到扬声器30。 The receiver module 120 outputs the channels to the audio system 124, the audio system 124 outputs the audio signal to the speaker 30. 音频系统28和扬声器之间的连接可以是有线的或无线的。 The connection between the speaker and the audio system 28 may be wired or wireless. 如果使用无线连接,音频系统则包括一个或多个发送器,而扬声器则包括接收器,如图5所示。 If using a wireless connection, the audio system includes one or more transmitters, and the speaker includes a receiver, as shown in FIG. 解码模块112将视频信号输出到TV或监视器12。 The decoding module 112 outputs the video signal to the TV or monitor 12. 另外,音频信号也可被输出到TV或监视器12。 Further, the audio signal may be output to the TV or monitor 12. 在某些实现方式中,到TV或监视器12的链路是单向的或双向的,而到音频系统和/或扬声器的链路是单向的。 In some implementations, the link to the TV or monitor 12 is unidirectional or bidirectional, and the audio system and / or speakers is unidirectional links. 在某些实现方式中,音频和视频信号以数字形式被接收,并在无需转换成模拟格式的情况下以数字形式被分离和输出到电视或监视器和音频接收器。 In some implementations, the audio and video signals are received in digital form and are separated and output to the television or monitor and the audio receiver in digital form without conversion to analog format.

现在参考图4,根据本发明的娱乐系统150包括在机顶盒160和电视或监视器164之间的高带宽无线链路154。 Referring now to Figure 4, a high bandwidth wireless link 150 includes an entertainment system 154 according to the present invention between the box 160 and the television or monitor 164. 娱乐系统150包括在机顶盒160和音频系统124之间的低带宽无线链路154。 Entertainment system 150 includes a low bandwidth wireless link 124 between the set-top box 160 and the audio system 154. TV或监视器164包括网络接口168。 A TV or monitor 164 includes a network interface 168. 同样,机顶盒160也包括网络接口170。 Similarly, set top box 160 also includes a network interface 170. 网络接口170可以利用802.11接口92来实现。 The network interface 170 may be implemented using the 802.11 interface 92. 视频信号经由无线链路154被发送到TV或监视器164。 The video signal is transmitted via a wireless link 154 to a TV or monitor 164. 例如,无线链路154可以是遵循802.11a、802.11b、802.11g和/或802.11n的。 For example, the wireless link 154 may be followed 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, and / or of 802.11n. 音频信号以与上述类似的方式经由无线链路119被发送。 The audio signal is similar to the above manner is sent via a wireless link 119. 发送器118可以利用发送器103和/或蓝牙接口95来实现。 The transmitter 118 may be implemented using a transmitter 103 and / or the Bluetooth interface 95. 在某些实现方式中,音频和视频信号以数字形式被接收,并在无需转换成模拟格式的情况下以数字形式被分离和输出到电视或监视器和音频接收器。 In some implementations, the audio and video signals are received in digital form and are separated and output to the television or monitor and the audio receiver in digital form without conversion to analog format.

现在参考图5,根据本发明的娱乐系统250包括具有集成的机顶盒264的电视或监视器260。 Referring now to Figure 5, an entertainment system according to the present invention having an integrated set top box 250 comprises a television or monitor 264 260. 机顶盒264生成到发送器模块266的音频输出,而发送器模块266生成包含音频信号的信道的无线链路270。 Set-top box 264 generates an audio output to the transmitter module 266, module 266 generates and transmits channel audio signal comprising a radio link 270. 机顶盒264可以包括解码模块,如图2所述。 Set-top box 264 may include a decoding module as described in Figure 2. 音频系统124包括一个或多个生成无线音频信号的发送器267和268,并且扬声器30包括和/或被连接到接收无线信号的接收器269和270。 The audio system 124 includes one or more wireless audio signal to generate a transmitter 267, and 268, and includes a speaker 30 and / or connected to a wireless signal received by the receiver 269 and 270. 在某些实现方式中,音频和视频信号以数字形式被接收,并在无需转换成模拟格式的情况下以数字形式被分离和输出到电视或监视器和音频接收器。 In some implementations, the audio and video signals are received in digital form and are separated and output to the television or monitor and the audio receiver in digital form without conversion to analog format.

现在参考图6,根据本发明的娱乐系统300包括具有集成的机顶盒314和发送器模块316的电视或监视器310。 Referring now to FIG. 6, according to the entertainment system 300 of the present invention having an integrated set top box 314 includes a transmitter module 316 and the television or monitor 310. 发送器模块316直接在电视或监视器310和与扬声器312-1、312-2、312-3和312-4(统称为312)相关联的接收器310-1、310-2、310-3和310-4(统称为310)之间生成无线链路330-1、330-2、330-3和330-4(统称为330)。 Receiver Transmitter module 316 directly in the television or monitor 310 and a speaker 312-1,312-2,312-3 and 312-4 (collectively 312) associated 310-1,310-2,310-3 generating a radio link 330-1,330-2,330-3 and 330-4, and 310-4 (collectively 310) between (collectively 330). 在某些实现方式中,音频和视频信号以数字形式被接收,并在无需转换成模拟格式的情况下以数字形式被分离和输出到电视或监视器和音频接收器。 In some implementations, the audio and video signals are received in digital form and are separated and output to the television or monitor and the audio receiver in digital form without conversion to analog format.

现在参考图7,根据本发明的娱乐系统400被示为包括无线收发机410,该无线收发机410无线地接收可以具有模拟或数字格式的音频和视频内容。 Referring now to FIG 7, according to the entertainment system 400 of the present invention is shown to include a wireless transceiver 410, the wireless transceiver 410 wirelessly receive audio and video content may be analog or digital format. 无线收发机410可以接收来自任意无线源的无线信号。 Wireless transceiver 410 may receive wireless signals from any wireless source. 在某些实现方式中,由收发机410接收到的无线内容可以具有任意当前或未来的MPEG格式,但是也可以使用其他格式。 In some implementations, 410 received by the wireless transceiver may have a content of any current or future MPEG format, but other formats may be used. 无线收发机410将接收到的无线内容输出到机顶盒412,机顶盒412将接收到的内容分成音频和视频信号,将音频信号输出回收发机410,并将视频信号输出到TV或监视器12。 The radio transceiver 410 outputs the received wireless content to a set top box 412, the STB 412 stores the received content into audio and video signals, outputs the audio signals recovered hair dryer 410, and outputs the video signal to the TV or monitor 12. 收发机410将音频信号重新发送到音频系统124。 The transceiver 410 transmits the audio signal to the audio system 124 again.

虽然以下论述涉及一种用于向无线收发机410传递无线音频和视频内容的合适方法,但是本领域技术人员将意识到,可以使用其他方法。 Although the following discussion relates to a suitable method 410 for transmitting wireless audio and video content to a wireless transceiver, those skilled in the art will appreciate that other methods may be used. 在某些实现方式中,服务提供商414可以生成由调制解调器416所接收的模拟和/或数字宽带信号。 In some implementations, the service provider 414 may generate analog and / or digital broadband signals received by the modem 416. 该宽带信号可以是基于有线的、基于卫星的、基于DSL的、基于无线的或任意其他合适的宽带源。 The wideband signal may be a wire-based, satellite-based, based, wireless-based or any other suitable broadband source of DSL. 带有网络接口的网络设备418(例如计算机)接收来自调制解调器416的内容。 Network device 418 interfaces with a network (e.g., a computer) 416 receives content from the modem. 在某些实现方式中,调制解调器416包括调谐器,该调谐器调谐所选信道,对信号解调,并将信号从模拟格式转换成数字格式。 In some implementations, the modem 416 includes a tuner, the tuner tunes the selected channel, demodulating the signal, and converts the signal from an analog format to a digital format. 如果以数字格式,调制解调器416则可以包括对数字内容进行接收和解码的数字接收器。 If in digital format, the modem 416 may include the digital content received by the receiver and digital decoding. 可替换地,调制解调器416可能不包括调谐器/数字接收器,并且网络设备418可以直接接收来自服务提供商414的宽带信号。 Alternatively, the modem 416 may not include the tuner / digital receiver and the network device 418 may receive the broadband signal directly from the service provider 414. 在这种方法中,网络设备418包括向无线收发机420输出音频和视频内容以用于无线发送到无线收发机410的数字接收器和/或调谐器。 In this method, the network device 418 includes a transmission for a wireless transceiver to the wireless digital receiver 410 and / or the wireless transceiver to the tuner 420 outputs audio and video content.

机顶盒412与收发机410通信,并且包括解码器425,该解码器425将内容分成音频和视频信号。 Set-top box 412 communicate with transceiver 410, and includes a decoder 425, the decoder 425 content into audio and video signals. 在某些实现方式中,机顶盒412包括红外(IR)接收器430,该接收器430从无线遥控器434和/或直接经由机顶盒412上的按钮接收包含用户输入(例如信道标识)的无线信号432。 In some implementations, the set top box 412 includes an infrared (IR) receiver 430, the receiver 430 from and / or directly receiving a user input (e.g. a channel identification) via the buttons on 412 STB wireless signal radio remote 434432 . 基于接收到的用户输入,机顶盒412向收发机410提供信道标识,收发机410将所选信道输出到无线收发机420。 Based on the received user input, the set top box 412 provides the channel identification to the transceiver 410, transceiver 410 outputs the selected channels to the wireless transceiver 420. 信道选择被与网络设备418和/或调制解调器416相关联的数字接收器和/或调谐器用于解码或调谐所选信道。 Channel selection is used to decode or tune the selected channel with a network device 418 and the digital receiver / modem 416 or associated and / or tuner.

音频部分426被输出到收发机410,收发机410将音频信号发送到音频系统124和扬声器30。 The audio portion 426 is output to the transceiver 410, the transceiver 410 to send audio signals to the audio system 124 and a speaker 30. 在某些实现方式中,解码器425将单独的视频部分和/或音频和视频输出到TV或监视器12。 In some implementations, the decoder part 425 separate video and / or audio and video output to the TV or monitor 12.

由解码器425输出的音频部分可以包括包含音频的数字分组和/或模拟信号。 Output from the audio decoder portion 425 may include digital packets and / or analog signal containing audio. 当音频分组被使用时,与音频系统124相关联的接收器430接收音频分组,并基于音频分组生成模拟信号。 When audio packets are used, the audio system 124 associated with the receiver 430 receives an audio packet, and audio packet generated based on an analog signal. 在某些实现方式中,接收器440包括用于将数字分组转换成模拟信号的转换器。 In some implementations, the receiver 440 includes means for converting the digital packets to analog signal converter. 可替换地,当使用诸如FM信号之类的模拟信号时,接收器440可以包括对包含音频内容的FM信号进行解调的FM调谐器。 Alternatively, when an analog signal such as an FM signal or the like, the receiver 440 may include an FM signal containing the audio content demodulating FM tuner.

在某些实现方式中,接收器410采用无线保真(WiFi),例如802.11、802.11a、802.11b、802.11g、802.11n(在此通过引用并入所有这些标准)和其他当前或未来的802.11无线标准、频率调制、WorldwideInteroperability for Microwave Access,Inc.(推广IEEE 802.16无线宽带标准的小组)(WiMax)和/或超宽带(UWB)无线格式来与收发机420和/或接收器430通信。 In some implementations, the receiver 410 using wireless fidelity (WiFi), e.g. 802.11,802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (all of which are incorporated herein by reference standards) and other current or future 802.11 430 wireless communication standards, frequency modulation, WorldwideInteroperability for Microwave Access, Inc. (IEEE 802.16 wireless broadband standard promotion group) (WiMax) and / or ultra wideband (UWB) wireless format to the transceiver 420 and / or receiver.

现在参考图8,根据本发明的娱乐系统450被示为包括机顶盒452,该机顶盒452接收包括音频和视频内容的内容,例如数字宽带信号。 Referring now to Figure 8, according to the present invention, an entertainment system 450 is shown to include a set top box 452, the STB 452 receives content including audio and video content, such as a digital wideband signal. 机顶盒452包括解码器454,解码器454将内容解析或分成音频和视频分组流。 Set-top box 452 includes a decoder 454, a decoder 454 parses content into audio and video packets or streams. 经解析的数据分组流被输出到无线发送器456,该无线发送器456将音频分组发送到与音频系统124相关联的接收器460,并将视频分组发送到与监视器12相关联的接收器462。 The parsed data packet streams are output to a wireless transmitter 456, the radio transmitter 456 transmits the audio packets to an audio system 124 and associated receivers 460, and the video packets to the receiver 12 associated with the monitor 462. 音频分组也可以被发送到监视器12。 The audio packets may also be transmitted to the monitor 12. 在本实施例中的发送器和接收器可以利用上述协议中的任意一种来工作。 The transmitter and receiver of the present embodiment may be one kind of work using any of the above protocol.

本领域技术人员从以上描述中可以意识到,本发明的广泛教导可以以各种形式来实现。 Those skilled in the art may be appreciated from the foregoing description that the broad teachings of the present invention may be implemented in various forms. 例如,虽然某些实现方式包括4或5个音频扬声器和信道,但是任意数目的音频扬声器和信道都可被使用。 For example, while some implementations include 4 or 5 audio speakers and channels, but any number of audio speakers and channels may be used. 另外,扬声器和信道的数目无需相同。 Further, the number of speakers and channels need not be identical. 因此,虽然已经结合特定示例描述了本发明,但是本发明的范围不应如此受限,因为本领域技术人员在研读了附图、说明书和所附权利要求书之后将想到其他修改。 Thus, although particular examples have been described in conjunction with the present invention, but the scope of the present invention should not be so limited, since those skilled in the art upon a study of the drawings, the specification and the appended claims other modifications will occur after the claims.

本申请要求2005年4月18日递交的美国临时申请No.60/672,249的优先权,这里通过引用将其全部内容结合于此。 This application claims the April 18, 2005 filed US Provisional Application No. No.60 / 672,249 is herein by reference in its entirety herein.

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1.一种机顶盒,包括:信号接收器,该信号接收器包括接收数字宽带信号的前端和对包括数字音频和视频信号的信道进行调谐的调谐器;信号解调器,该信号解调器与所述信号接收器通信并对所述数字音频和视频信号进行解调;视频处理器,该视频处理器与所述信号解调器通信,并且编码和在第一媒体上输出数字视频输出信号;以及发送器,该发送器与所述信号解调器通信并经由第二无线媒体发送所述数字音频输出信号,其中所述第一媒体具有比所述第二无线媒体更大的带宽容量和与所述第二无线媒体不同的协议,并且其中所述第一媒体是无线媒体。 1. A set top box, comprising: a signal receiver, the signal receiver includes a front end and a channel including digital audio and video signal tuned by the tuner receives a digital wideband signal; signal demodulator, and the demodulator the signal receiver and the digital communication signal is demodulated audio and video; video processor, the video processor and the communication signal demodulator and encodes and outputs the digital video output signal on a first medium; and a transmitter, the transmitter communicates with the signal demodulator and via a second wireless medium transmitting the digital audio output signal, wherein the first media has a higher bandwidth capacity than the second wireless medium, and with the second wireless medium different protocol, and wherein said first medium is a wireless medium.
2.一种包括如权利要求1所述的机顶盒的系统,该系统还包括:与所述第一媒体通信的显示器;以及音频系统,该音频系统包括与所述第二无线媒体通信的接收器。 A set-top box comprising a system as claimed in claim 1, the system further comprising: a display in communication with the first media; and an audio system, the audio system comprises a receiver in communication with the second wireless medium of .
3.如权利要求2所述的系统,其中所述显示器是从包括电视和监视器的组中选出的。 The system according to claim 2, wherein said display is selected from the group consisting of televisions and monitors.
4.如权利要求1所述的机顶盒,还包括与所述视频处理器通信的第一无线网络接口,其中所述第一媒体是无线媒体。 4. The set-top box according to claim 1, further comprising a first wireless network interface for communicating with the video processor, wherein said first medium is a wireless medium.
5.如权利要求4所述的机顶盒,其中所述第一无线网络接口利用IEEE802.11a、802.11b、802.11g、802.11n、802.16和超宽带格式中的至少一种进行通信。 5. The set top box of claim 4, wherein the first wireless network interface for communicating with at least one IEEE802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.16, and ultrawideband format.
6.如权利要求2所述的系统,其中所述机顶盒与所述显示器集成在一起。 6. The system according to claim 2, wherein said set-top box is integrated with the display.
7.如权利要求2所述的系统,其中所述机顶盒位于远离所述显示器的位置上。 7. The system according to claim 2, wherein said set-top box is located on a position away from the display.
8.如权利要求2所述的系统,其中所述显示器还包括与所述第一媒体通信的第一发送器模块。 8. The system according to claim 2, wherein said display further comprises a first transmitter module in communication with the first media.
9.一种包括如权利要求1所述的机顶盒的系统,并且该系统还包括音频系统,该音频系统包括接收器模块,该接收器模块与所述音频系统通信并经由所述第二无线媒体接收所述数字音频输出信号。 A set-top box comprising a system as claimed in claim 1 and claim via the second wireless medium, and the system further comprises an audio system, the audio system includes a receiver module, the receiver module with the audio communication system receiving said digital audio signal output.
10.如权利要求9所述的系统,其中所述音频系统包括多个发送器模块并且还包括多个扬声器,其中每个扬声器分别包括与所述发送器模块中的一个发送器模块通信的一个接收器模块。 10. The system according to claim 9, wherein the audio system comprises a plurality of transmitter modules and further comprises a plurality of speakers, each speaker, respectively, wherein a communication transmitter comprising a transmitter module of the module with receiver module.
11.如权利要求1所述的机顶盒,其中所述第一媒体的带宽容量大于50Mb/s,而所述第二无线媒体的带宽容量小于1Mb/s。 11. The set-top box according to claim 1, wherein said first bandwidth capacity is greater than media 50Mb / s, and the bandwidth capacity of the second wireless medium is less than 1Mb / s.
12.一种包括如权利要求1所述的机顶盒的系统,并且该系统还包括:与所述第一媒体通信的显示器,其中所述第一媒体是有线媒体;以及音频系统,该音频系统包括无线地与所述机顶盒的所述发送器通信的接收器以及通过从包括无线连接和有线连接的组中选出的连接被连接到所述接收器的扬声器。 12. A set top box comprising a system according to claim 1, and the system further comprising: a display in communication with the first media, wherein said first medium is a wired medium; and an audio system, the audio system comprising with the radio transmission of the set top box receiver and a communication receiver coupled to the connector via selected from the group consisting of wireless and wired connected speakers.
13.一种包括如权利要求1所述的机顶盒的系统,并且该系统还包括:与所述第一媒体通信的显示器,其中所述第一媒体是无线媒体,所述机顶盒包括第一无线网络接口,并且所述显示器包括与所述第一无线网络接口通信的第二无线网络接口;以及音频系统,该音频系统包括无线地与所述机顶盒的所述发送器通信的接收器以及通过从包括无线连接和有线连接的组中选出的连接被连接到所述接收器的扬声器。 13. A set top box comprising a system according to claim 1, and the system further comprising: a display in communication with the first media, wherein said first medium is a wireless medium, said first wireless network comprises a set-top box interface, and the display includes a second wireless network interface of the first wireless communication network interfaces; and an audio system, the audio system comprises a wireless set-top box with the sender receives from the communication and by comprising wireless and wired connections selected from a group connected to the receiver is connected to a speaker.
14.一种包括如权利要求1所述的机顶盒的系统,并且该系统还包括:显示器,其中所述机顶盒与所述显示器集成在一起;以及音频系统,该音频系统包括无线地与所述机顶盒的所述发送器通信的接收器以及通过从包括无线连接和有线连接的组中选出的连接被连接到所述接收器的扬声器。 14. A set top box comprising a system according to claim 1, and the system further comprising: a display, wherein the set top box is integrated with said display; and an audio system that includes a wireless audio system with said set-top box It said transmitter and receiver in communication are connected to the receiver via connection selected from the group consisting of wireless and wired connected speakers.
15.一种包括如权利要求1所述的机顶盒的系统,并且该系统还包括:显示器,其中所述机顶盒与所述显示器集成在一起;以及包括接收器的扬声器,所述接收器无线地与所述机顶盒的所述发送器通信。 15. A set top box comprising a system according to claim 1, and the system further comprising: a display, wherein the set top box is integrated with said display; and a receiver including a speaker, wirelessly with the receiver the set-top box of the sender communication.
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