KR20060128295A - Method for searching different broadcasting channel - Google Patents

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KR20060128295A
KR20060128295A KR1020050049620A KR20050049620A KR20060128295A KR 20060128295 A KR20060128295 A KR 20060128295A KR 1020050049620 A KR1020050049620 A KR 1020050049620A KR 20050049620 A KR20050049620 A KR 20050049620A KR 20060128295 A KR20060128295 A KR 20060128295A
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
    • H04N21/00Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
    • H04N21/40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of or interaction with content, e.g. set-top-box [STB]; Operations thereof
    • H04N21/43Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network or synchronising decoder's clock; Client middleware
    • H04N21/431Generation of visual interfaces for content selection or interaction; Content or additional data rendering
    • H04N21/4312Generation of visual interfaces for content selection or interaction; Content or additional data rendering involving specific graphical features, e.g. screen layout, special fonts or colors, blinking icons, highlights or animations
    • H04N21/4316Generation of visual interfaces for content selection or interaction; Content or additional data rendering involving specific graphical features, e.g. screen layout, special fonts or colors, blinking icons, highlights or animations for displaying supplemental content in a region of the screen, e.g. an advertisement in a separate window
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
    • H04N21/00Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
    • H04N21/40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of or interaction with content, e.g. set-top-box [STB]; Operations thereof
    • H04N21/43Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network or synchronising decoder's clock; Client middleware
    • H04N21/438Interfacing the downstream path of the transmission network originating from a server, e.g. retrieving MPEG packets from an IP network
    • H04N21/4383Accessing a communication channel
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
    • H04N21/00Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
    • H04N21/40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of or interaction with content, e.g. set-top-box [STB]; Operations thereof
    • H04N21/47End-user applications
    • H04N21/482End-user interface for program selection
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
    • H04N21/00Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
    • H04N21/40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of or interaction with content, e.g. set-top-box [STB]; Operations thereof
    • H04N21/47End-user applications
    • H04N21/485End-user interface for client configuration
    • H04N21/4858End-user interface for client configuration for modifying screen layout parameters, e.g. fonts, size of the windows
    • H04N5/44513
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
    • H04N5/00Details of television systems
    • H04N5/44Receiver circuitry for the reception of television signals according to analogue transmission standards
    • H04N5/445Receiver circuitry for the reception of television signals according to analogue transmission standards for displaying additional information
    • H04N5/45Picture in picture, e.g. displaying simultaneously another television channel in a region of the screen

Abstract

The present invention relates to a method for identifying another broadcast channel, for example, while receiving a digital broadcast program in a digital broadcast receiver such as a digital television (D-TV) or a set-top box (STB) equipped with a digital broadcast reception function. When the other broadcast channel checking mode is set according to a user's request, the other tuner is operated to tune to one other broadcast channel, and the broadcast program received through the selected one other broadcast channel is controlled. By converting the video into a PIP image and displaying it together in the main image, and superimposing EPG information on a part of the screen, the user can display a broadcast program currently being watched. While watching the main video continuously, the video of other broadcasting channels displayed as a PIP video and the scrolled display on some screens are displayed. It is a very useful invention that makes it possible to monitor and confirm other broadcasting channels more easily by checking this information.

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How to check other broadcasting channels {Method for searching different broadcasting channel}

1 illustrates a configuration of a general digital broadcast receiver.

2 and 3 illustrate a main video screen and an pidji screen output and displayed by a general digital broadcasting receiver.

4 illustrates a configuration of a digital broadcast receiver to which the present invention is applied.

5 is a flowchart illustrating another broadcast channel checking method according to the present invention;

FIG. 6 illustrates an exemplary embodiment in which a main video image, a PIP image, and PPI information are displayed in a scroll state according to the present invention.

※ Explanation of code for main part of drawing

10,20: Tuner part 11,21: Demux

12,22: Audio Decoder 13,23: Video Decoder

14,24: data decoder 15: microcomputer

16: OSD generation unit 17: memory

25: PIP generation unit

The present invention relates to a method for identifying another broadcast channel, and for example, another broadcast in a digital broadcast receiver such as a digital television (D-TV) or a set top box (STB) having a digital broadcast reception function. It relates to a channel identification method.

In general, in a digital broadcast receiver such as a digital television (D-TV) or a set-top box (STB) equipped with a digital broadcast reception function, as shown in FIG. 1, for example, the tuner unit 10 and the demux ( 11), the audio decoder 12, the video decoder 13, the data decoder 14, the microcomputer 15, the OSD generator 16, and the memory 17 may be included.

On the other hand, the microcomputer 15, by the user's request, the operation of the tuner unit 10 to tune to any one broadcast channel, the demux 11, through the broadcast channel The received broadcast data stream, for example, the MPEG-2 Transport Stream, is demuxed into audio, video, and data and outputs separately.

In addition, the audio decoder 12 MPEG-decodes the separated output audio data stream and outputs the audio with high quality audio. The video decoder 13 decodes the separated output video data stream by high-definition audio. The data decoder 14 outputs a caption image by MPEG-decoding caption data or the like, or decodes various additional information such as Electronic Program Guide (EPG) information and the microcomputer 15 to output the video. Will be printed).

In addition, the microcomputer 15 receives various additional information such as the easy-to-use information, stores the stored information in the memory 17, and then retrieves and reads the easy-to-use information at the user's request. By controlling the operation of the generation unit 16, and outputs the output of the screen of the screen, a variety of broadcast program information is displayed in the form of a list.

Accordingly, when the user wants to monitor and confirm another broadcast channel while watching the main video image, as shown in FIG. 2, the user requests the display of the epiji screen, as shown in FIG. 3. By searching and referring to the broadcast channel and broadcast program information displayed through, it is possible to identify various broadcast programs broadcast on other broadcast channels.

However, in the general digital broadcasting receiver, when the display of the main video image is requested as described above, when the display of the page is requested, the broadcast channel and the program information are displayed on the screen of the screen so that the user is currently watching the broadcast program. There is a problem that can not continue to watch continuously.

Therefore, the present invention was created to solve the above problems, for example, in a digital broadcast receiver such as a set-top box (STB), while receiving a digital broadcast program, at the request of the user, other broadcast channels to check When the mode is set, operation control of another tuner is performed to sequentially tune any other broadcast channel, and displays video of a broadcast program received through the broadcast channel as a picture in picture (PIP) image. In addition, it is an object of the present invention to provide a method for identifying other broadcast channels for displaying overlapping EPG information in a state of scrolling on a part of a screen.

The other broadcast channel confirmation method according to the present invention for achieving the above object, if the other broadcast channel confirmation mode is set while receiving a digital broadcast program, the operation of the other tuner to control any other broadcast channel 1st stage of tuning; And converting the video of the broadcast program received through any one selected broadcast channel into a PIP image and displaying the same together, and superimposing the Phiji information on some screens. Features,

The method further includes the step of controlling another tuner to tune another broadcast channel after a predetermined time has elapsed after tuning the other broadcast channel, wherein the information on the page is scrolled on a part of the screen. The PIP image is a small size video or a still image of an I-picture.

Hereinafter, exemplary embodiments of another broadcasting channel checking method according to the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings.

4 illustrates a configuration of a digital broadcast receiver to which the present invention is applied. For example, in a set top box STB to which the present invention is applied, a first tuner unit 10 and a first demux 11 are illustrated. ), A first audio decoder 12, a first video decoder 13, a first data decoder 14, a microcomputer 15, an OSD generator 16, a memory 17, and the like. , The second tuner unit 20, the second demux 21, the second audio decoder 22, the second video decoder 23, the second data decoder 24, and the PIP generator 25 are added. It can be configured to include.

On the other hand, for example, as shown in FIG. 5, the microcomputer 15 operates and controls the first tuner unit 10 according to a user's request to tune and receive any one broadcast channel. In step S10, when the other broadcast channel checking mode is set (S11), the second tuner unit 20 is controlled in operation to tune and receive any other broadcast channel (S12).

In addition, the PIP generation unit 25 displays a video image of any one broadcast program received through the second tuner unit 20, as shown in FIG. 6. The PPI image may be output as a sub-video of a video or may be output as a still image of an I-picture.

For example, the PIP generation unit 25 may search for a packet ID included in a packet header of a video data stream and search for a base image that enables independent image frame processing. I-Picture) is selected and converted into a PPI image of a predetermined size (S13).

On the other hand, the microcomputer 15, while referring to the reference to the page information stored in the memory 17 or the information received through the broadcast channel, and the operation of the OS generating unit 16, Figure 6 As shown in FIG. 2, the phiji information is outputted and displayed on some screens. The phiji information may be displayed in a scrolled form, and also phiji information on a broadcast channel displayed on the PIP image. May be selected and displayed (S14).

In addition, when the predetermined time (for example, 5 seconds) has elapsed (S15), and the other broadcast channel checking mode is not released (S16), the second tuner 20 is used in the microcomputer 15. ) Is controlled to sequentially receive another broadcast channel, and perform a series of operations to sequentially display the PIP image and the PPI information, respectively, sequentially for each broadcast channel.

In addition, in the microcomputer 15, when the other broadcast channel checking mode is released, the PIP image and the PIP information display operation are stopped (S17), and the user requests to perform the corresponding operation (S18). For example, when the PIP image is selected and clicked by a user, the microcomputer 15 changes an arbitrary broadcast channel received through the second tuner unit 20 into a main broadcast channel. By performing a series of switching operations, it is possible to more easily monitor and change the broadcast channel desired by the user.

Or more, preferred embodiments of the present invention described above, for the purpose of illustration, those skilled in the art, within the technical spirit and the technical scope of the present invention disclosed in the appended claims below, to further improve various other embodiments Changes, substitutions or additions will be possible.

The other broadcast channel checking method according to the present invention configured and made as described above is, for example, in a digital broadcast receiver such as a digital television (D-TV) or a set-top box (STB) equipped with a digital broadcast reception function. During the reception, if another broadcast channel checking mode is set according to a user's request, the other tuner is operated to tune to one other broadcast channel, and is received through the other selected broadcast channel. By converting the video of the broadcast program into a PIP image and displaying it together in the main image, and superimposing and displaying the EPG information in a scrolled state on some screens, the user is currently watching While watching the current program as a main video, the video of other broadcasting channels displayed as a PIP video and scrolling on some screens (Scr It is a very useful invention that makes it possible to monitor and confirm other broadcasting channels more easily by checking the information of overlapping displays in oll).

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  1. If another broadcasting channel checking mode is set while receiving a digital broadcasting program, step 1 of controlling another tuner to tune any one broadcasting channel; And
    And converting the video of the broadcast program received through one of the selected broadcast channels into a PIP image and displaying the same together, and superimposing the PPI information on a part of the screen. Other broadcasting channel confirmation method.
  2. The method of claim 1,
    And tuning to another broadcast channel by operating the other tuner after a predetermined time has elapsed after tuning to the other broadcast channel.
  3. The method of claim 1,
    The information on the page, the other broadcasting channel check method characterized in that the scroll (Scroll) is displayed in the form.
  4. The method of claim 1,
    And the PIP information is broadcast program information corresponding to the PIP image.
  5. The method of claim 1,
    The PIP image is a small size video or a still image of an I-picture.
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