Audiovisual amplifier, selection method, program and recording medium

FIELD: information technology.

SUBSTANCE: audio/video signal receiver has a means of assigning an input name, which is an input module selected by the user, for a first output meant for receiving a video signal; a means of controlling display of a menu which assigns an input name, which is a menu item, and a first output name, which assigns an input name and which receives a video signal; and a means of selecting, when the user selects the input name as a menu item, a video signal received from the first output. The assigning means is configured to assign an input name of the second output meant for receiving an audio signal. The display control means is configured to control menu display such that the input name, the first output name and second output name, assigned the input name, and which receives the audio signal, are displayed such that they are assigned to each other. The selection means is configured to select, when the user selects the input name as a menu item, a video signal received from the first output and an audio signal received from the second output.

EFFECT: fewer resources needed to select input for a video signal and an audio signal.

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Cross-reference to related applications

The present invention contains subject matter related to the application JP 2006-248256 on Japanese patent application filed in Japan patent office on September 13, 2006, the entire contents of which is cited here as reference material.

The level of technology

1. The technical field to which the invention relates.

The present invention relates to audiovisual (AV, AV) amps, ways, programs, and recording media and, more specifically, to the AV amplifier, the selection method, program and recording medium, which is arranged to display the menu.

2. Description of the prior art,

Example AB amplifier of the prior art has the function assignment input output, which receives the specific sound signal, input or output, which receives the specific signal, among the conclusions contained in the AV amplifier, login ID, such as VIDEO, DVD (digital video disc), TV (TV, TV)", "CD (CD)" or similar, previously registered in AB amplifier, as shown in figure 1. In this function, there are set menu options, such as the designation of the input digital audio signal, assigning a component input video signal and the assignment of input media in which erface high definition (MUCH, HDMI).

Figure 1 is a position "to assign a category, such as "assign digital", "assign component video Assign component V.)", or "assign MUCH ' denote the category of purpose input / output, such as digital, component, or MUCH. "Port", such as "VIDEO1 COAX", "VIDEO1 OPTICAL, or similar means input / output. "Connected device", such as "VIDEO1", "VIDEO" "VIDEO" or the like refers to the ID of the input device that is connected to a corresponding input / output.

The installation procedure is performed for the menu will be described below. First, the desired input output select among input of the conclusions provided in the menu. Secondly, the desired login ID select additional logon IDs that can be assigned to the selected desired input to output.

In line with this, the input output assign a login ID.

In this case, the list of final States of assignments between login IDs and the input pins is not provided.

In the example of the prior art icons categories, refer to the relevant category, feature, and display in the horizontal direction of the screen, menus, and icons of contents indicating the contents belonging to the category selected by the user is m, feature and display in the vertical direction, which is orthogonal to the direction in which icons are shown categories (for example, see publication No. 2006-86621 Japanese on the examination of the patent application).

The invention

Typically, the user uses the function selector to select the login ID. However, in the above technology of the prior art arise the following problems.

First, even for the same operation, such as the output destination and input ID", the name of the represented item and the hierarchical level of the menu item to perform the operation are different depending on the category assignment. Thus, the number of menu items that you want to view for installation, increases, and product specifications become more complicated. Therefore, the user must perform a difficult operation.

Secondly, because the menu items are distributed, as described above, when the user wishes to check the status of the destination specific login ID that was assigned to a specific input to output, it must verify the information input on the findings of two types, namely, video and audio outputs using different menu items. Thus, the user must perform complex is haunted operations to verify.

Third, to check the status of the destination, since the "login ID"assigned "conclusion", is displayed for each menu item category assignment when the user wants to check the output, assigned to a specific "login ID", it usually should go through the menu categories destination and check the pin assignments and inputs until then, until you find the point that corresponds to the desired "login ID".

Fourthly, in the prior art, the user assigns the input of the sound signal only for a specific output, which receives the digital signal, and assigns the input video signal only for a specific output, such as input / output, which receives the signal component, or output MUCH. Thus, the user should check the status of the destination input / output, which receives the analog audio signal output S-type, input / output, which receives the composite signal or the like, using the menu and the screen, which differ from the above menu and screen. This complicates not only the work, but also the specification of the display device of the AV amplifier. Thus, the number of unnecessary hardware and software resources.

It would be predpochtite the flax to provide opportunity for input selection more easily and more simply, using fewer resources.

In accordance with a variant implementation of the present invention is proposed audiovisual amplifier, designed for processing video signals and audio signals, including means to control the display that is designed to control the display menu so that the name of the login that is a menu item and represents the input module selected by the user, the name of the first conclusion which designate the name of the input and which receives the signal, and the name of the second output, which designate the name of the input and which receives the audio signal is displayed with the possibility of assigning to each other; and selector intended for selection, when the user selects the name of the entry as a menu item, video signal received from the first output, and the audio signal from the second output.

The management tool can display to control the display of menus so that the selected icon, the assigned name is displayed so that it can be assigned to a new name.

Audiovisual amplifier may further include a means destination intended for destination name input of the first output, which is designed to receive video signal, and a second output that is destined is Achin for receiving audio.

Tool purpose may optionally assign a name given icon.

Audiovisual amplifier may further include an editing tool designed to edit the title of the entry.

In accordance with another variant of implementation of the present invention is the method of choice intended for use in the audiovisual amplifier designed for processing video signals and audio signals and for selecting the video signal and audio signal intended for processing, comprising the steps management menu is displayed so that the name of the login that is a menu item and represents the input module selected by the user, the name of the first conclusion, which designate the name of the input and which receives the signal, and the name of the second output, which designate the name of the input, and which receives the audio signal display so that they appoint each other; and selection when the user selects the name of the entry as a menu item, a video signal received from the first output, and the audio signal from the second output.

In accordance with another variant of implementation of the present invention proposed a program for processing by a computer audiovisual amplifier video signals and audio signals, the La process management choice to control the selection of a video signal and an audio signal intended for processing, comprising the steps management menu is displayed so that the name of the login that is a menu item and represents the input module selected by the user, the name of the first conclusion, which designate the name of the input and which receives the signal, and the name of the second output, which designate the name of the input, and which receives the audio signal display with the ability to assign each other; and control when the user selects the name of the entry as a menu item, selecting the video signal and the audio signal so that the select signal received from the first output, and the audio signal received from the second output.

In accordance with another variant of implementation of the present invention proposed a recording medium on which recorded is read by the computer program used for handling the audiovisual amplifier video signals and audio signals, for processing control selection, designed to control the selection of a video signal and an audio signal intended for processing, comprising the steps management menu is displayed so that the name of the login that is a menu item and represents the input module, select the user name is their first conclusion, which designate the name of the input and which receives the signal, and the name of the second output, which designate the name of the input and which receives the audio signal display so that it is possible to assign each other; and control when the user selects the name of the entry as a menu item, selecting the video signal and the audio signal so that the select signal received from the first output, and the audio signal received from the second output.

In accordance with a variant implementation of the present invention displaying the menu control so that the name of the login that is a menu item and represents the input module selected by the user, the name of the first conclusion, which designate the name of the input and which receives the signal, and the name of the second output, which designate the name of the input and which receives the audio signal display so that it is possible to assign each other. When the user selects the name of the entry as a menu item, selecting the video signal and the audio signal is controlled in such a way that selects the video signal received from the first output and the audio signal received from the second output.

As described above, in accordance with a variant implementation of the present invention, the operation is performed using a menu.

In addition, in accordance with the option run this is about the invention of the input can be selected more easily and more simply, using fewer resources.

Brief description of drawings

Figure 1 presents an illustration explaining the function of assigning the input of the findings of the AV amplifier of the prior art;

figure 2 shows a block diagram representing an example configuration of an AV amplifier according to a variant implementation of the present invention;

figure 3 illustrates the appearance of the remote control;

figure 4 shows a block diagram representing the configuration of the functions performed by the main microcomputer and a GUI (GUI, graphical user interface, which displays the control microcomputer performed using the program;

figure 5 illustrates the transition of the images of the ISU used for input switching;

figure 6 shows an illustration for explaining image of the ISU;

7 shows an illustration explaining image of the ISU;

on Fig shows an illustration explaining image of the ISU;

figure 9 shows an illustration explaining image of the ISU;

figure 10 illustrates the transition of the images of the ISU used to assign the input / output name input;

figure 11 shows an illustration explaining image of the ISU;

on Fig shows an illustration explaining image of the ISU;

on Fig shows an illustration explaining image GUI

on Fig shows an illustration explaining image of the ISU;

on Fig shows an illustration explaining image of the ISU;

on Fig shows an illustration explaining image of the ISU;

on Fig shows an illustration explaining image of the ISU;

on Fig shows an illustration explaining image of the ISU;

on Fig shows an example of the input pins, which can be assigned to the input name;

on Fig shows an example of the input pins, which can be assigned to the input name;

on Fig presents the transition of the images of the ISU, is used to process the edit input name;

on Fig shows an illustration explaining image of the ISU;

on Fig shows an illustration explaining image of the ISU;

on Fig shows an illustration explaining image of the ISU;

on Fig shows an illustration explaining image of the ISU;

on Fig shows the block diagram of the sequence of processing operations intended for input selection;

on Fig shows the block diagram of the sequence of processing operations purposes;

on Fig shows the block diagram of the sequence of processing operations edit input name; and

on Fig shows a block diagram representing an example configuration of a personal computer.

Detailed description of the invention

Before the description of the receiving preferred embodiments of the present invention the following is the correspondence between the properties of the present invention and variants of execution, described in the description of the preferred embodiments. This description is intended to describe embodiments supporting the invention, with the description of the preferred embodiments. Thus, even if an embodiment described in the description of the preferred embodiments will not be described here as referring to the version of the execution, the corresponding property of the present invention, this does not mean that this option do not apply to this property of the present invention. In contrast, even if an embodiment is described here as referring to a property of the present invention, this does not mean that this option do not apply to other properties of the present invention.

Audiovisual amplifier in accordance with a variant implementation of the present invention, intended for processing video signals and audio signals includes means to control the display (for example, the controller 101 of the display shown in figure 4), designed to control the display of menus such as the name of the login that is a menu item and represents the input module selected by the user, the name of the first conclusion, which designate the name of the input and which receives the signal, and n is the rank of second output, which designate the name of the input and which receives the audio signal display so that they appoint each other; and a selector, for example, the selectors 22, 24, 26, 30, 32 or 34, shown in figure 3), designed to select, when the user selects the name of the entry as a menu item, a video signal received from the first output, and the audio signal from the second output.

Audiovisual amplifier may further include a means of destination (for example, the module 103 assignment, shown in figure 4), designed for purpose for the name of the first input / output for receiving a video signal and a second output for receiving the audio signal.

Audiovisual amplifier may further include an editing tool (for example, the module 104 can edit the name of the input, shown in figure 4), designed to edit the title of the entry.

Method and program selection in accordance with a variant implementation of the present invention intended for use in the audiovisual amplifier for processing video signals and audio signals and for selecting the video signal and audio signal intended for processing, includes the steps management (for example, step S11 shown in Fig) the menu is displayed so that the name of the login that is a menu item and represents the t input module, user-selectable, the name of the first conclusion, which designate the name of the input and which receives the signal, and the name of the second output, which designate the name of the input and which receives the audio signal display so that they appoint each other; and selecting (e.g., step S13 in Fig), when the user selects the name of the entry as a menu item, a video signal received from the first output, and the audio signal from the second output.

Figure 2 shows a block diagram representing an example configuration of the AV amplifier 11 in accordance with a variant implementation of the present invention. AV amplifier 11 includes an input conclusions 21-1 to 21-n (n is a positive integer), the selector 22, the module 23 digital signal processing, the selector 24, the input conclusions 25-1 to 25-m (m is a positive integer), the selector 26, the tuner 27, block 28 video processing, input conclusions 29-1 to 29-p (p is a positive integer), the selector 30, block 31 digital signal processing, the selector 32, the input conclusions 33-1 to 33-q (q is a a positive integer), the selector 34, the analog block 35, the main microcomputer 36, the microcomputer 37 control the display of the graphical user interface (GUI)module 38 of the input operations, the module 39 display, media 40, universal asynchro the hydrated transceiver (UART, UART) 41, block 42, the external memory unit 43 of the ISU and the output block 44 analog video.

Each of the input conclusions 21-1 to 21-n is input to the output to receive a digital video signal, such as video MUCH or the like. Video taken by each of the input conclusions 21-1 to 21-n is supplied to the selector 22.

Under the control of the main microcomputer 36, the selector 22 selects one of the video signal received at the input of the conclusions 21-1 to 21-n. The video signal selected by the selector 22, enters the module 23 digital signal processing.

Module 23 digital signal processing performs processing different types of digital video signals transmitted via one of the input conclusions 21-1 to 21-n and the selector 22. Module 23 digital signal processing passes to the selector 24, the analog video signal obtained by processing different types of signals.

Module 23 digital signal processing includes a processor 51 digital signals (decoder DSP (DSP, digital signal processor)and digital-to-analogue Converter (DAC) 52.

The LTP decoder 51 decodes the encoded video signal. Decoder DSP 51 passes in the DAC 52, the video signal obtained by decoding. DAC 52 converts the decoded digital video signal into an analog signal using a digital to analogue conversion. DAC 52 passes selek is PR 24 analog video signal, the resulting digital to analog conversion.

Each of the input conclusions 25-1 to 25-m is input to the output, intended for receiving an analog video signal, such as a pin, used for receiving the composite signal, pin for receiving a component signal pin for receiving the signal GLC (RGB, system color red-green-blue) or the output of the switch (S). Video taken by each of the input conclusions 25-1 to 25-m, is passed to the selector 26.

Under the control of the main microcomputer 36, the selector 26 selects one of the video signals received from the input conclusions 25-1 - 250-m. The video signal selected by the selector 26, is passed to the selector 24.

Under the control of the main microcomputer 36 tuner 27 sends to the selector 24, the video image broadcast program, and transmits to the selector 32 audio sound broadcast program.

Under the control of the main microcomputer 36, the selector 24 selects one of the video signal received from the module 23 digital signal processing, the video signal selected by the selector 26, and the video signal transmitted from the tuner 27. The video signal selected by the selector 24, and serves to block 28 video processing.

Under the control of the main microcomputer 36 unit 28 video processing performs processing difference is the main type of signals transmitted video signal. In addition, the block 28 video processing transmits a monitor signal obtained by signal processing, and displays various images on the monitor.

Each of the input conclusions 29-1 to 29-p is input to the output, intended for receiving a digital audio signal, such as a pin or receiver, used to connect fiber-optic cable or coaxial cable. The audio signal received by each of the input conclusions 29-1 to 29-p, supplied to the selector 30.

Under the control of the main microcomputer 36, the selector 30 selects one of the audio signals received from the input conclusions 29-1 to 29-p Audio signal selected by the selector 30, is passed to the module 31 digital signal processing.

Module 31 of the digital signal processing performs the processing of various types of digital audio signal from one of the input conclusions 29-1 to 29-p and the selector 30. Module 31 of the digital signal processing passes to the selector 32 analog audio signal obtained by signal processing of different types.

Module 31 of the digital signal processing includes a receiver 53 digital interface (PCI, DIR), the decoder DSP DAC 54 and 55.

PCI 53 converts the optical signal into an electrical audio signal. PCI 53 transmits to the decoder DSP 54 electrical audio signal received in resulttemperature.

The LTP decoder 54 decodes the encoded audio signal. The LTP decoder 54 passes DAC 55 audio signal obtained by decoding. DAC 55 converts the decoded digital audio signal into an analog audio signal using a digital to analogue conversion. DAC 55 transmits to the selector 32 analog audio signal obtained by digital-to-analogue conversion.

Each of the input conclusions 33-1 to 33-q is input to the output, used for receiving an analog audio signal, such as a pin or socket to connect the player. The audio signal received by each of the input conclusions 33-1 to 33-q, is passed to the selector 34.

Under the control of the main microcomputer 36, the selector 34 selects from among the audio signals received from the input conclusions 33-1 to 33-q, the audio signal or the set of audio signals such as the so-called stereo audio. The audio signal selected by the selector 34, is passed to the selector 32.

Under the control of the main microcomputer 36, the selector 32 selects among the audio coming from the module 31 digital signal processing, the audio signal selected by the selector 34, and the audio sent from the tuner 27, the audio signal or the set of audio signals, such as stereo audio. The audio signal selected by the selector 32, passed in the analog block 35.

Running jus the second microcomputer 36 analog unit 35 performs the processing of different types of signals for incoming audio. In addition, the analog block 35 passes in the loudspeaker audio signal obtained by signal processing, and provides output through the loudspeaker of the sound of different types. Analog block 35 includes a controller 56, volume amplifier 57 and the relay 58. The controller 56 adjusts the volume level of the audio signal in the analog block 35. The amplifier 57 amplifies the audio signal level which has been adjusted using knob 56 volume. The audio signal amplified by the amplifier 57 is supplied to the loudspeaker through the relay 58. When relay 58 is enabled, provided the drive and control loudspeaker for audio output in accordance with the audio signal transmitted from the amplifier 57. When relay 58 is turned off, drive the loudspeaker is not performed, and the sound is not output through the loudspeaker.

The main microcomputer 36 is a built-in microcomputer or the like. The main microcomputer 36 performs the processing of the video signal and audio signal of the AV amplifier 11 or controls the execution of processing a video signal and an audio signal of the AV amplifier 11.

The main microcomputer 36 includes a built-in permanent storage device (RAM, ROM) 61, and a built-in random access memory (AU, RAM) 62. The program executed by the main microcomputer 36, and the data required is to run the program, stored in advance in the internal ROM 61. In the built-in RAM 62 is temporarily stored program executed by the microcomputer 36, or the data necessary to complete this program.

The microcomputer 37 control the display of the GUI is a built-in microcomputer or the like, which controls the display of the GUI.

The microcomputer 37 control the display of the GUI includes a built-in ROM 63 and the built-in RAM 64. The program, performed by the microcomputer 37 control the display of the GUI, and the data necessary to complete this program, stored in advance in the internal ROM 63. In the internal RAM 64 temporarily stored program executed by the microcomputer 37 control the display of the GUI, or the data necessary to complete this program.

Module 38 input operation signals corresponding to operations of the user in the main microcomputer 36 or UART 41.

Module 38 of the input operation includes the button 65, the encoder 66 and 67 remote remote control. When the user clicks on the button 65, the output signal corresponding to the pressed or not pressed. When the user turns or rotates the encoder 66, the output signal corresponding to the rotation or rotation.

Remote 67 remote control is used by the user when the remote 67 remote the CSO control is executed separately from the main body of the AV amplifier 11. Remote 67 remote control outputs a signal corresponding to operation of the user.

Module 39 display displays images or signs indicating the status of the AV amplifier 11. Module 39 display includes a tube 68 on the basis of the fluorescent lamp (FL, FL) and the display 69 of the ISU. Tube 68 FL displays the specified image or signs, or displays images or symbols by using a matrix. Display 69 ISU is a liquid crystal display (LCD), an organic electroluminescent (EL, EL) display or the like, and displays images, such as icons, symbols or the like.

Image GUI may be displayed on the display 69 GUI or on the monitor connected to the AV amplifier 11.

The carrier 40 is a removable memory card, the so-called storage device with universal serial bus (upsh, USB) or the like. The carrier 40 includes a semiconductor memory such as electrically erasable programmable permanent memory (EEPROM EEPROM) 70, which can be electrically rewritten, or in which the stored data or programs can be removed, and in which is stored various data or programs.

The carrier 40 may be a hard disk, an optical disk or the like. When the carrier 40 before the hat is an optical disk or the like, a drive used for recording data or programs on media 40, or to read data or program from the media 40.

UART 41 is a controller designed for serial data transmission, and includes a main system interface 71, which represents the interface for a module 38 input operations. UART 41 converts the serial signal transmitted from the module 38 enter a transaction into a parallel signal. UART 41 transmits to the microcomputer 37 control the display of the ISU parallel signal obtained by the conversion.

Block 42 external memory includes a semiconductor memory device such as a static storage device, random access (STOPV SRAM) 72, and it is recorded a program executed by the microcomputer 37 control the display of the GUI, or various data necessary for program execution.

Block 43 GUI includes a semiconductor storage device and stored various data and programs necessary for the display image GUI used by the microcomputer 37 control the display of the GUI. Block 43 GUI includes a ROM 73 type flash and ROM 74 type flash. The ROM 73 type flash stored data 81 raster image, such as microgramma, Windows or signs required on the I display image GUI. In ROM 74 type flash recorded a driver 82 of the ISU, which is a program required to display image GUI.

Under microcomputer control 37 control the display of the GUI, block 44 of the output analog video signal generates a signal for displaying the image of the ISU. Videocap 75 provided in the block 44 outputs analog video signal, converts the digital video signal generated by the block 44 outputs analog video, analog video.

Block 28 video processing provides overlapping video taken by one of the input conclusions 21-1 to 21-n or one of the input conclusions 25-1 to 25-m, and the video signal supplied from the block 44 outputs analog video for display image GUI, to ensure that they overlap each other, and displays on the monitor the image of the ISU together with the image corresponding to the video signal received at one input of the conclusions 21-1 to 21-n or one of the input conclusions 25-1 to 25-m.

Figure 3 shows the appearance of the remote controller 67 remote control. Remote 67 remote control includes a button 91 "up arrow" is used to transfer instructions about what is required to concentrate the focus on the item, located above the point at which the concentrated focus in the present time, among the items is any graphical user interface, the so-called button 92 "down arrow", designed for the transfer of instructions about what is required to concentrate the focus on the point located below the point at which the concentrated focus at the present time among the menu items of the ISU, the so-called button 93 "left arrow", intended for submission instructions on the focus point, located to the left of the current item among the menu items of the ISU, and the so-called button 94 "right arrow", intended for submission instructions to focus on the item, located to the right of the current item among the menu items of the GUI. Remote 67 remote control also includes a button 95, which is a so-called button. For example, the button 95 choice is between buttons 91 and 92, which are aligned in the vertical direction, and between the buttons 93 and 94 which are aligned in the horizontal direction.

Remote 67 remote control also includes a button 96, intended for submission instructions on the display menu choices. Remote 67 remote control also includes a button 97, which is a so-called click "return".

The state in which the focus is on one of the items is a condition in which attention is drawn to the item to select that item is. For example, the point at which the concentrated focus is highlighted in the GUI. More specifically, the point at which the concentrated focus, appears as a negative display or displayed in a different color. Below the point at which focus focus can be called the point of interest.

Figure 4 shows a block diagram representing the configuration of the functions performed by the main microcomputer microcomputer 36 and 37 control the display of the GUI, each of which performs a specific program.

The controller 101 of the display, the controller 102 selection module 103 assignment and module 104 editing the input names are formed when each of the main microcomputer microcomputer 36 and 37 control the display of the GUI executes the program.

The controller 101 of the display is formed by the microcomputer 37 control the display of the GUI, which runs the program. The controller 101 of the display controls the display image GUI. The controller 101 of the display controls the display menu in image quality GUI that allows the AV amplifier 11 to execute processing of different types.

In AV amplifier 11 menu items as images of the ISU, are hierarchically. Point at a certain hierarchical level associated with a given item among items on a hierarchical level, located n the same a given hierarchical level, or not associated with any of the items on the hierarchical level, located directly below a given hierarchical level. In principle, a point which is associated with a point on the hierarchical level, located directly below a given hierarchical level, is used to feed instructions to select a point on the hierarchical level, located directly below a given hierarchical level. In addition, in principle, an item that is not associated with any of the items on the hierarchical level, located directly below a given hierarchical level, is used to feed instructions to perform predetermined processing.

Below, relative to a specified point on a hierarchical level, which is located at a hierarchical level immediately below the hierarchical level and which is associated with a given item at a given hierarchical level, called the child. In contrast, regarding the child points at a given hierarchical level, the item located among the points located at the hierarchical level immediately above a given hierarchical level, which is associated with child item is called the parent.

For example, the controller 101 controls the display to display the menu on the monitor or the display 69 ISU, for example, to enter the name that represents the menu item, and represents the input module, user-selectable, one of the names of the input conclusions 21-1 to 21-n or one of the names of the input conclusions 25-1 to 25-m, which designate the name of the entrance, and one of the names of the input conclusions 29-1 to 29-p or one of the names of the input conclusions 33-1 to 33-q, which designate the name of the input display so that they appoint each other.

The controller 102 selection formed the main microcomputer 36, which runs the program. The controller 102 selection controls the selection of the input signal. For example, when the user selects the name of the entry as a menu item, the controller 102 of the selection controls the selectors 22, 24, 26, 30, 32 and 34 for selecting the video signal received from one of the input conclusions 21-1 to 21-n or one of the input conclusions 25-1 to 25-m, which is assigned to a name and to select the audio signal to one input of conclusions 29-1 to 29-p or one of the input conclusions 33-1 to 33-q, which is assigned to a new name.

Module 103 destination is formed by the microcomputer 37 control the display of the GUI, which runs the program. Module 103 purpose assigns one of the input conclusions 21-1-21-n or one of the input conclusions 25-1-25-m, and one of the input conclusions 29-1-29-R, or one of the input conclusions 33-1-33-q name inputs. Module 103 destination accept the appointment by storing data, indicates the status of the destination in the built-in ROM 63, a ROM 74 of the type of flash or the like.

The module 104 can edit the name of the input is formed by the microcomputer 37 control the display of the GUI, which runs the program. The module 104 edit input name edit input name in accordance with the user operation.

The main microcomputer 36, which performs a single program that can generate the controller 101 of the display, the controller 102 selection module 103 assignment and module 104 edit the title of the entry.

Displaying images of the ISU controlled by the controller 101 of the display, and the processing controller 102 selection module 103 assignment and module 104 can edit the name of the input is performed in accordance with user operations for the ISU, which will be described below.

With regard to the appointment of one of the input conclusions 21-1 to 21-n or one of the input conclusions 25-1 to 25-m, and one of the input conclusions 29-1 to 29-p or one of the input conclusions 33-1 to 33-q name inputs, regardless of the type of input / output, for example, an input terminal receiving an analog audio signal input output for receiving the composite video signal, or the output type S, assigning the input of the conclusions of the names of the inputs may be provided using a single menu.

The configuration screens of the GUI used to assign the real is from the input of the conclusions 21-1 - 21-n or one of the input conclusions 25-1 to 25-m and one of the input conclusions 29-1 to 29-p or one of the input conclusions 33-1 to 33-q name inputs, will be described below.

The screens of the GUI used for the purpose are screen input selection, assignment screen and login screen, enter the name.

Thus, firstly, the selection screen of the entrance is one of the GUI screens. The selection screen input is used by the user to select the desired input name from the list of names of inputs, selecting the video signal and audio signal in accordance with the selected name entry, and the switch outputs the image and sound based on the selected video signal and audio signal. On-screen input select menu input assignment screen input or name input screen is presented as a menu of options.

Secondly, the assignment screen entry represents one of the GUI screens. The screen of the destination sign is used to assign input / output for receiving video input and output for receiving audio title input to be displayed on the selection screen input. On the assignment screen input can be selected icon corresponding to the name displayed on the selection screen.

Thirdly, the name input screen is one of the GUI screens. The name input screen is used to changed the I input name. On the name input screen provided by a software keyboard as interface text input. The change performed on the name input screen, which is displaying the name you enter on the selection screen input. Thus, input name, which was changed to the name input screen is displayed on the selection screen, login as the login name.

Below will be described the transition screen between the screen input select, screen destination sign and the name input screen, and a diagram of the procedure for the appointment of one of the input conclusions 21-1 to 21-n or one of the input conclusions 25-1 to 25-m, and one of the input conclusions 29-1 to 29-p or one of the input conclusions 33-1 to 33-q the name of the entry.

On the selection screen of the entrance, among the names of the input assigned to the AV amplifier 11, the focus will be on the name of the login that must be assigned to one of the names of the input 21-1 to 21-n or one of the inputs of conclusions 25-1 to 25-m, and/or assigned to one of the input conclusions 29-1 to 29-p or one of the inputs of conclusions 33-1 to 33-q.

In the state in which the focus is on the desired name to open a menu of choices. Among the menu options choose the option that is described as "destination input" or similar, which is used to designate between the name of the input input and output. In accordance with this display the destination entry.

the system displays a list of icons, names of input terminals for receiving video signals and names of input terminals for receiving audio signals that can be assigned to a name entry that has a focus on the selection screen.

The user can select among the list of icons, names of input terminals for receiving video signals and the names of the input pins, for receiving audio signals. Thus, icon, input, output, used for receiving video input and output, used for receiving the audio signal, which have been selected by the user, assign the name of the input on which the concentrated focus on the selection screen.

On the selection screen of the input provided by the pictogram illustrating the shape of the device or an input pin, so that the user can recognize the name. Usually, although the name required for the user can be set as input the identifier for the AV amplifier, a long string of characters is not used as the login ID, because there are restrictions on the number of characters that can be displayed on the handset display of AV amplifier or on the screen of the ISU. Thus, since the icon and the name of the input, the user can recognize the name even if the name of the input has a large number of characters.

N is the assignment screen login as an item to select input / output for receiving video signals, in parallel appears to select input / output, intended for receiving a composite signal or to select output type S, as well as the option to select input / output, intended for receiving a component signal. In addition, as the point for receiving audio and no video input mode, i.e. without an assignment signal name input, as accepted only sound that simultaneously displays the item "no".

On the assignment screen input, as an item to select input / output for receiving the audio signal, in parallel appears to select input / output for receiving an analog audio signal and click to select input / output for receiving digital audio signals that can be assigned to a new name.

Displaying images of the ISU controlled by the controller 101 of the display, will be described with reference to figure 5-25.

Figure 5 illustrates the transition image GUI used to select the video signal and the audio signal with one of the input conclusions 21-1 to 21-n or one of the input conclusions 25-1 to 25-m and from one of the input conclusions 29-1 to 29-p or one of the input conclusions 33-1 to 33-q, i.e. for input switching. Image GUI that is used to switch the inputs correspond to the selection screen.

Using the GUI of the AV amplifier 11, paragraphs) is conducted on a hierarchical level, they are aligned in the vertical direction on the display screen.

Among the menu items at the highest hierarchical level, are, for example, to switch input, click to select the music, click to select the broadcast channel transmission with frequency modulation (FM, FM), click to select the broadcast channel with amplitude modulation (AM), click to select the channel to broadcast satellite radio (XM radio), point to setup, etc.

As shown in Fig.6, which corresponds to the upper part of figure 5, the switching point of entry, which includes the icon, is formed by a combination of square and right arrow and the letters "login", is displayed in the upper left part of the screen, click select music, which includes an icon illustrating a note appears on the left side of the screen and directly below the switching point of entry, and click select channel broadcast radio FM, which includes the illustration of the appearance of the radio, including the letters "FM" inside illustration of the radio, appears on the left side of the screen and directly below the choice of music.

Thus, the switching point of the input item select music and click select channel broadcast glad what about the FM, located at the highest hierarchical level is displayed in the left part of the screen, and aligned in the vertical direction.

To the right of the points of the highest hierarchical level, which are located so that they are aligned in the vertical direction, it will display the points of the second highest hierarchical level, which are located directly below the highest hierarchical level.

More specifically, when the focus should be concentrated on the point of switching the sign of the highest hierarchical level, the child points to the switching point of the input of the second highest hierarchical level are displayed on the right side from points of higher hierarchical level. The child points to the switching point of the entrance, are intended to enter the name representing an input module selected by the user.

In this case, a vertical line appears between points higher hierarchical level and points on the second highest hierarchical level. Thus, a vertical line appears between points at a given hierarchical level are arranged so that they are aligned in the vertical direction, and the items on the hierarchical level, located directly below a given hierarchical level, aligned in the vertical the flax direction. If you see a vertical line, the user can recognize the hierarchical levels.

For the point at which the concentrated focus of the highest hierarchical level, displays the icon corresponding to the item, and the letters representing the name of the item. For an item that is not focused focus among points higher hierarchical level, it only displays the icon corresponding to this item.

When the item has a child item, right arrow is displayed to the right and beside the point. Under the above display, the user can know whether each item child item.

As shown in Fig.6, select "VIDEO1", which includes an icon, formed by the combination of illustrations of the pin terminal and illustrate a type S and letters "VIDEO1", denoting the name of the item appears to the right of the item to switch inputs, and click "VIDEO", which includes an icon, formed by the combination of illustrations of the pin terminal and illustrations o S and letters "VIDEO", denoting the name of the item is displayed below the item "VIDEO1". In addition, the item "VIDEO", which includes an icon, formed by the combination of illustrations of the pin terminal and illustrate a type S and letters "VI IS EO", denoting the name of the item is displayed below the item "VIDEO", and click "DVD", which includes an icon illustrating the optical disk and the letters "DVD", denoting the name of the item is displayed under the "VIDEO".

Thus, the "VIDEO1"item "VIDEO," item "VIDEO" and select "DVD" are the names of the inputs and located so that they are aligned in the vertical direction to the right from points of higher hierarchical level.

In the state in which the focus will be on point switch input when you press the button 94 "right arrow" button or 95 select on the remote control 67 remote control, choose the option to switch inputs. Thus, the screen representing image GUI, shown in Fig.6, is changed to the screen, representing the image of the ISU, shown in Fig.7, which corresponds to the second drawing from the top in figure 5.

As shown in Fig.7, in the left part of the screen displays only the selected item for input switching among points higher hierarchical level. To the right of the input switching display the names of the inputs, each of which represents the input module selected by the user among the child points to the switching point of the input of the second highest hierarchical level. To the right of the names of the inputs so what are the names of the input pins, assigned to the input name.

For the selected item at the highest hierarchical level is displayed, the icon corresponding to the item, and the letters representing the name of the item. As shown in Fig.7, the right of "VIDEO1"appear "VIDEO1:Component", which denotes the name of the input / output assigned to the item "VIDEO1" among the input conclusions 21-1 to 21-n or the input of the conclusions 25-1 to 25-m, for receiving video signals, and "VIDEO1:OPTICAL", which denotes the name of the input / output assigned to the item "VIDEO1" among the input conclusions 29-1 to 29-p or input conclusions 33-1 to 33-q, for receiving audio signals.

To the right of VIDEO"appears "VIDEO:S"that indicates the name of the input / output assigned to the item "VIDEO" among the input conclusions 21-1 to 21-n or the input of the conclusions 25-1 to 25-m, for receiving video signals, and VIDEO:OPTICAL"that denotes the name of the input / output assigned to the item "VIDEO" among the input conclusions 29-1 to 29-p or input conclusions 33-1 to 33-q for receiving audio signals.

To the right of VIDEO"appears "VIDEO:S"that indicates the name of the input / output assigned to the item "VIDEO" among the input conclusions 21-1 to 21-n or the input of the conclusions 25-1 to 25-m, for receiving video signals, and VIDEO:OPTICAL"that denotes the name of the input / output assigned to the item "VIDEO" among the input conclusions 29-1 to 29-p or I is-breaking conclusions 33-1 - 33-q, for receiving audio signals.

To the right of the item "DVD"appears "DVD:Component that denotes the name of the input / output assigned to the item "DVD" among the input conclusions 21-1 to 21-n or the input of the conclusions 25-1 to 25-m, for receiving video signals, and "DVD:COAXIAL"that denotes the name of the input / output assigned to the item "DVD" among the input conclusions 29-1 to 29-p or input conclusions 33-1 to 33-q, for receiving audio signals.

In the state in which the focus will be on "VIDEO1", as shown in Fig.7, when the button 92 "down arrow" console 67 remote control press three times, the focus concentrates on the item "DVD", which is the third item down from point "VIDEO1", as shown in Fig that corresponds to the third picture from the top 5.

In this case, the items used as the names of the inputs, scrolled so that the item "DVD", which concentrated the focus appears to the right and next to the selected item switch input.

In the state in which the focus will be on the item "DVD", as shown in Fig, when you press the button 95 select on the remote control 67 remote control, select "DVD". Thus, choose the video signal received on the input pin, which is called "DVD Component and which is assigned to the item "DVD" among signals received input pins 21-1 to 21-n, or whodis and conclusions 25-1 - 25-m, and choose an audio signal received on the input pin, which is called "DVD:COAXIAL, and which is assigned to the item "DVD" among the audio signals received at the input conclusions 29-1 to 29-p or input the conclusions 33-1 to 33-q. As shown in the fourth picture from the top in figure 5, an image corresponding to the selected video signal is displayed on the monitor, and the sound corresponding to the selected audio signal is output via the loudspeaker.

Thus, the controller 102 selection provides a choice of using selectors 22, 24, 26, 30, 32 and 34 of the video signal received from the input / output, which is called "DVD: Component" and which is assigned to the item "DVD" among the video signals received from the input conclusions 22-1 to 22-n or the input of the conclusions 25-1 to 25-m, and to select the audio signal input / output, which is called "DVD:COAXIAL, and which is assigned to the item "DVD", among the audio signals received from the input conclusions 29-1 to 29-R or input conclusions 33-1 to 33-q.

In this case, for example, when you select "DVD", header and footer to indicate the selected item "DVD"is selected the name of the input and the like, and an image corresponding to the selected video signal is displayed on the monitor, as shown in Fig.9, for five seconds.

Then, after being held for five seconds, after you select "DVD", the top is the header and footer off, as shown in the bottom drawing in figure 5.

As described above, you can easily switch inputs.

The designation of one of the input conclusions 21-1 to 21-n or one of the input conclusions 25-1 to 25-m, for receiving video signals, and one of the input conclusions 29-1 to 29-p or one of the input conclusions 33-1 to 33-q, for receiving audio title input, i.e. purpose input / output the name of the input will be described with reference to figure 10-18.

Figure 10 shows the transition of the images of the ISU used to assign the input of the conclusions of the names of the input. Image GUI used for processing purposes the input of the conclusions of the name correspond to the screen the purpose of the entry.

In the state shown in the upper left drawing in figure 10, the focus will be on the point of switching of the input, as shown in figure 11.

In the state in which the focus will be on point switch input when you press the button 94 right arrow or button 95 of the selection panel 67 remote control select switch input. Thus, the screen representing the image of the ISU, shown at 11, is changed to the screen, representing the image of the ISU shown in Fig that corresponds to the second image from the top in the left part of figure 10.

As shown in Fig, on the left side of the screen, displays only the selected item to switch the input of the additional items at the highest hierarchical level. Right from the switching point of the input display the names of the input, each of which represents the input module selected by the user, or the child points to the switching point of the input of the second highest hierarchical level. To the right of the name entry display the names of the input pins, assigned to the input name.

For example, in a state in which the focus will be on the item "DVD" among the names of the inputs when you press the button 96 is used for transmitting instructions to display the menu options on the control panel 67 remote control displays a menu of choices, as shown in Fig, which corresponds to the third drawing from the top on the left side of figure 10. In this case, as a menu of choices appears to be the item described as "destination input", to assign the input of the findings to the name of the input item described as "entering names"designed for editing input name etc.

In the state in which the focus will be on the item to assign input / output the name of the input among the menu options, as shown in Fig, when you press the button 95 of the selection panel 67 remote control, the screen representing image GUI, shown in Fig, is changed to the screen shown in Fig, which is relevant to the duty to regulate the upper right drawing of figure 10, representing the image of the ISU used to assign input / output the name of the input item "DVD".

On the screen, representing the image of the ISU for purpose input / output the name of the input item "DVD", the letters "assign input:DVD", denoting the names of the input, which must be fulfilled purpose input output, displayed in the upper part of the screen.

On the screen, representing the image of the ISU used to assign input / output the name of the input item "DVD"on the left side of the screen, items for choosing, provided together with the name of the entrance, are located so that they are aligned in the vertical direction. To the right of items for choosing, are the points of selecting one of the input conclusions 21-1 to 21-n or one of the input conclusions 25-1 to 25-m, which is assigned to the name of the input and taking the video so that they are aligned in the vertical direction.

To the right of the items to select one of the input terminals 21-1 to 21-n or one of the input conclusions 25-1 to 25-m, which is assigned to the name of the input and taking the signal, i.e. to the right of the images of the ISU designed for purpose input / output the name of the input item "DVD", are the points to select one of the input conclusions 29-1 to 29-p or one of the input conclusions 33-1 to 33-q, which are desig who obtained the name and which receives the audio signal so that they are aligned in the vertical direction.

The circle representing the select, provided for each of the items for choosing, provided together with the name of the input. The white circle indicates that the corresponding item is not selected, and the black circle indicates that the corresponding item is selected.

When the screen representing the image of the ISU used to assign the input / output name input range presented for selection of the currently selected item is displayed in black color so that the user can recognize that this item is the currently selected item. In addition, when the screen representing the image of the ISU used to assign the input / output to input name, the focus will be concentrated on the option currently selected icon in the items for choosing, provided together with the name of the entry.

In the example shown in Fig because the pictogram illustrating the optical disk, the currently selected time as the icon is displayed together with the name of the input item "DVD", circle presents for choosing illustrating an optical disk, is shown in black.

In addition, when the screen presented is the shining image of the ISU, used to assign the input / output to input name, the focus will be concentrated on the point for choosing illustrating an optical disk.

In addition, the circle representing the select, provided for each of the items to select one of the input conclusions 21-1 to 21-n or one of the input conclusions 25-1 to 25-m, which is assigned to the name input and which receives the signal. The white circle indicates that the corresponding item has not been selected, and the black circle indicates that the corresponding item is selected.

When the screen representing the image of the ISU used to assign the input of the findings to the name of the input range provided for selecting input / output, which is currently assigned to a new name, and which receives the video signal is displayed with black so that the user can recognize the input and output.

In the example shown in Fig as input the output having the name "DVD:Component among the input conclusions 21-1 to 21-n or the input of the conclusions 25-1 to 25-m is assigned the name of the input item "DVD", circle, provided for a selection item input output having the name "DVD:Component appears black.

In addition, the circle representing the select, provided for each of the items select one of the input conclusions 29-1 to 29-p or one of the input in the water 33-1 - 33-q, which is assigned to the name input and which receives the audio signal. The white circle indicates that the corresponding item has not been selected, and the black circle indicates that the corresponding item is selected.

When the screen representing the image of the ISU used to assign the input / output name input range provided for selecting input / output, which is currently assigned to a new name, and which receives the audio signal is shown in black, allowing the user to recognize the input and output.

In the example shown in Fig as input the output having the name "DVD:COAXIAL" among the input conclusions 29-1 to 29-p or input conclusions 33-1 to 33-q is assigned the name of the input item "DVD", circle, provided for a selection item input output having the name "DVD:COAXIAL, displays black.

In the state in which the focus will be on the point of choosing illustrating an optical disk, for example, when the button 91 "up arrow" console 67 remote control press four times, the focus is concentrated on the point of choosing illustrating three laid horizontally at each other a long rectangle, which represents the fourth paragraph up from the point of choosing illustrating an optical disk, as is shown in Fig, which corresponds to the second figure from the top in the right part of figure 10.

In the state in which the focus will be on the point of choosing illustrating three stacked on top of each other horizontally long rectangle, when you press the button 95 of the selection panel 67 remote control, choose the option of choosing illustrating three stacked on top of each other horizontally long rectangle. Thus, as the icons are displayed together with the name of the input, selects the icon, illustrating three stacked on top of each other horizontally long rectangle.

In addition, when you press the button 94 right arrow panel 67 remote control, the focus is concentrated on the point of selecting one of the input conclusions 21-1 to 21-n or one of the input conclusions 25-1 to 25-m, which designate the name of the input and which receives the signal. More specifically, since the input to the output, having the name "DVD:Component" currently assigned to the name, the focus concentrates on the selection item input output having the name "DVD:Component".

In the state in which the focus will be on the item to select input / output, having the name "DVD:Component, for example, when the button 92 "down arrow" console 67 remote control press three times, the focus of concentration is aceveda on the selection item input output having the name "MUCH", which is the third item down from the selection item input output having the name "DVD:Component, as shown in Fig that corresponds to the third picture from the top on the right side of figure 10.

In the state in which the focus will be on the item selection input pin that has the name "MUCH", when you press the button 95 of the selection panel 67 remote control, select select the input pin that has the name "MUCH". Thus, the input pin that has the name "MUCH" among the input conclusions 21-1 to 21-n or the input of the conclusions 25-1 to 25-m, for receiving video signals, assign the name "DVD".

In addition, when you press the button 94 right arrow panel 67 remote control, the focus is concentrated on the point of selecting one of the input conclusions 29-1 to 29-p or one of the input conclusions 33-1 to 33-q, which designate the name of the input and which receives the audio signal. More specifically, since the input to the output, having the name "DVD:COAXIAL" currently assigned to the name, the focus concentrates on the selection item input output having the name "DVD:COAXIAL".

In the state in which the focus will be on the selection item input output having the name "DVD:COAXIAL, for example, when the button 92 "down arrow" console 67 remote control the Oia press five times, the focus concentrates on the selection item, input / output with the name "MD/DSL (MD/DAT, MD/digital audiolist):OPTICAL", which is the fifth item down from the selection item input output having the name "DVD:COAXIAL, as shown in Fig, which corresponds to the fourth image from the top on the right side of figure 10.

In the state in which select select the input pin that has the name "MD/DSL:OPTICAL", when you press the button 95 of the selection panel 67 remote control, select select the input pin that has the name "MD/DSL:OPTICAL". Thus, the input pin that has the name "MD/DSL:OPTICAL" among the input conclusions 29-1 to 29-p or input conclusions 33-1 to 33-q for receiving audio signals assign the name "DVD".

When you press the button 97 return panel 67 remote control, a screen representing image GUI, shown in Fig, which corresponds to the fifth picture from the top on the right side of figure 10. As shown in Fig, in the left part of the screen displays only the selected item to switch the input of the higher hierarchical level. To the right of the input switching displays the item "DVD", which is a name representing an input module selected by the user, the location with the icon illustrating three laid horizontally at each other a long rectangle. The right of the name entry displays the name of "MUCH" input output, which designate the name of the input and which receives the signal. The right of the name "MUCH" displayed name "MD/DSL:OPTICAL input name, which designate the name of the input and which receives the audio signal.

Thus, the module 103 assignment assigns the icon representing three stacked on top of each other horizontally long rectangle, the input pin that has the name "MUCH" among the input pins, intended for reception of video signals, input and output, with the name "MD/DSL:OPTICAL, among the input pins, intended for reception of audio signals, to display the name "DVD".

As described above, one of the input conclusions 21-1 to 21-n or one of the input conclusions 25-1 to 25-m, for receiving video signals and one input of the conclusions 29-1 to 29-p or one of the input conclusions 33-1 to 33-q for receiving audio signals, can be easily assigned to a new name.

As shown in Fig, input output, which can be assigned to a name entry that is determined in advance.

For example, as input / output, for receiving video signals, the name "VIDEO1" appoint one of the pin terminal having the name "VIDEO1"for receiving a component signal is, output type S, having the name "VIDEO1", pin terminal having the name "VIDEO1"for receiving a component signal, pin terminal having the name "DVD"for receiving a component signal, pin terminal having the name "TV/SATELLITE"for receiving a component signal, output MUCH entitled "MUCH", and output MUCH entitled "MUCH".

As input / output for receiving audio to the name "VIDEO1" appoint one of the pin terminal having the name "VIDEO1", for receiving the analog signal, the receiver having the name "VIDEO1"for connecting an optical cable, and a receiver having the name "VIDEO1", for connection of the coaxial cable.

When the input to the output such as the output MUCH intended for receiving the video signal, assign the name of the input video signal and the audio signal fed to the output MUCH. Thus, the assignment of input / output for receiving audio title input can be excluded.

As input / output for receiving the video signal, one terminal having the name "VIDEO", intended for the reception of a composite signal output S-type with the name "VIDEO", pin terminal having the name "DVD"for receiving a component signal, pin terminal having the name "TV/SATELLITE"for receiving a component signal, you are the od MUCH, having the name "MUCH", and the output MUCH entitled "MUCH", assign the name "VIDEO".

As input / output for receiving the audio signal, one terminal having the name "VIDEO"intended for receiving an analog signal, the receiver having the name "VIDEO1"for connecting an optical cable, receiver, having the name "VIDEO1"for connecting a coaxial cable, receiver, entitled "VIDEO"for connecting an optical cable, receiver, having the name "DVD"for connecting an optical cable, receiver, having the name "DVD"for connecting a coaxial cable, receiver, entitled "LD", to connect optical cable, receiver, referred to as "LD"for connecting a coaxial cable, receiver, having the name "TV/SATELLITE"for connecting an optical cable, receiver, having the name "TV/SATELLITE"for connecting a coaxial cable, receiver, entitled "MD/DSL"for connecting an optical cable, receiver, entitled "CD/SA-CD"for connecting an optical cable, and a receiver having the name "CD/SA-CD", for connection of the coaxial cable, assign the name entry "VIDEO".

As input / output for receiving the video signal, one terminal having the name "VIDEO", for receiving the components of the enta signal, output type S with the name "VIDEO", pin terminal having the name "DVD"for receiving a component signal, pin terminal having the name "TV/SATELLITE"for receiving a component signal, output MUCH entitled "MUCH", and output MUCH entitled "MUCH", assign the name "VIDEO".

As input / output, for receiving an audio signal, one terminal having the name "VIDEO", for receiving the analog signal, the receiver having the name "VIDEO1"for connecting an optical cable, receiver, having the name "VIDEO1"for connecting a coaxial cable, receiver, entitled "VIDEO"for connecting an optical cable, receiver, having the name "DVD"for connecting an optical cable, receiver, having the name "DVD"for connecting a coaxial cable, receiver, entitled "LD", to connect optical cable, receiver, referred to as "LD"for connecting a coaxial cable, receiver, having the name "TV/SATELLITE"for connecting an optical cable, receiver, having the name "TV/SATELLITE"for connecting a coaxial cable, receiver, entitled "MD/DSL"for connecting an optical cable, receiver, entitled "CD/SA-CD"for connecting an optical cable, and a receiver having the name "CD/SA-CD", for the detention of the coaxial cable, assign the name "VIDEO".

As input / output for receiving the video signal, one terminal having the name "VIDEO"for receiving a component signal, output type S with the name "VIDEO", pin terminal having the name "DVD"for receiving a component signal, pin terminal having the name "TV/SATELLITE"for receiving a component signal, output MUCH entitled "MUCH", and output MUCH entitled "MUCH", assign the name "VIDEO".

As input / output for receiving the audio signal, one terminal having the name "VIDEO", for receiving the analog signal, the receiver having the name "VIDEO1"for connecting an optical cable, receiver, having the name "VIDEO1"for connecting a coaxial cable, receiver, entitled "VIDEO"for connecting an optical cable, receiver, having the name "DVD"for connecting an optical cable, receiver, having the name "DVD"for connecting a coaxial cable, receiver, entitled "LD", to connect the optical cable, receiver, referred to as "LD"for connecting a coaxial cable, receiver, having the name "TV/SATELLITE"for connecting an optical cable, receiver, having the name "TV/SATELLITE"for connecting a coaxial cable, receiver, Meuse what about the name "MD/DSL", to connect an optical cable, receiver, entitled "CD/SA-CD"for connecting an optical cable, and a receiver having the name "CD/SA-CD" for connecting a coaxial cable, assign the name "VIDEO".

As input / output for receiving the video signal, one terminal having the name "VIDEO", intended for receiving a component signal, output type S with the name "VIDEO", pin terminal having the name "DVD"for receiving a component signal, pin terminal having the name "TV/SATELLITE"for receiving a component signal, output MUCH entitled "MUCH", and output MUCH entitled "MUCH", assign the name "VIDEO".

As input / output for receiving the audio signal, one terminal having the name "VIDEO"intended for receiving an analog signal, and a receiver having the name "VIDEO", which is designed to connect an optical cable, assign the name "VIDEO".

As input / output for receiving the video signal, one terminal having the name "DVD"for receiving a component signal, pin terminal having the name "TV/SATELLITE, intended for receiving a component signal, output MUCH entitled "MUCH", and output MUCH entitled "MUCH", assign the name is the s entrance "DVD".

As input / output for receiving the audio signal, one terminal having the name "DVD"which is intended for reception of the analog signal, the receiver having the name "DVD", which is designed to connect an optical cable, and a receiver having the name "DVD", intended for connection of the coaxial cable, assign the name "DVD".

As input / output for receiving the video signal, one terminal having the name "LD", intended for receiving a component signal, output type S with the name "LD", the pin terminal having the name "DVD"for receiving a component signal, pin terminal having the name "TV/SATELLITE, intended for receiving a component signal, output MUCH entitled "MUCH", and output MUCH entitled "MUCH", assign the name "LD".

As input / output for receiving the audio signal, one terminal having the name "LD", intended for receiving an analog signal, and a receiver having the name "LD", which is designed to connect an optical cable, assign the name "LD".

As input / output for receiving the video signal, one terminal having the name "TV/SATELLITE, intended for receiving a component signal, output type S, it is found the name "TV/SATELLITE, pin terminal having the name "TV/SATELLITE, intended for receiving a component signal, and output MUCH entitled "MUCH", assign the name "TV/SATELLITE.

As input / output for receiving the audio signal, one terminal having the name "TV/SATELLITE, intended to receive an analog signal, the receiver having the name "TV/SATELLITE", which is designed to connect an optical cable, and a receiver having the name "TV/SATELLITE", which is designed to connect a coaxial cable, assign the name "TV/SATELLITE.

As input / output for receiving video signals, none of the findings or one of the pin terminal having the name "DVD"for receiving a component signal, pin terminal having the name "TV/SATELLITE, intended for receiving a component signal, output MUCH entitled "MUCH", and output MUCH entitled "MUCH", assign the name "CD/SA-CD".

As input / output for receiving the audio signal, one terminal having the name "CD/SA-CD", intended for receiving an analog signal, and a receiver having the name "CD/SA-CD"for connecting an optical cable, assign the name "CD/SA-CD".

As input / output for receiving video signals, none of the conclusions is whether one of the pin terminal, having the name "DVD"for receiving a component signal, pin terminal having the name "TV/SATELLITE, intended for receiving a component signal, output MUCH entitled "MUCH", and output MUCH entitled "MUCH", assign the name "MD/DSL".

As input / output for receiving the audio signal, one terminal having the name "MD/DSL", for receiving the analog signal and a receiver having the name "MD/DSL" for connecting an optical cable, assign the name "MD/DSL".

As input / output for receiving video signals, none of the findings or one of the pin terminal having the name "DVD"for receiving a component signal, pin terminal having the name "TV/SATELLITE, intended for receiving a component signal, output MUCH entitled "MUCH", and output MUCH entitled "MUCH", assign the name "TAPE".

As input / output for receiving the audio signal, one terminal having the name "TAPE"which is intended for reception of the analog signal, the receiver having the name "VIDEO1", which is designed to connect an optical cable, receiver, having the name "VIDEO1", which is designed to connect a coaxial cable, receiver, entitled "VIDEO", prednaznachennogo is to connect the optical cable, the receiver, having the name "DVD", which is designed to connect an optical cable, receiver, having the name "DVD", which is designed to connect a coaxial cable, receiver, entitled "LD", which is designed to connect an optical cable, receiver, entitled "LD", intended for connection of the coaxial cable, receiver, having the name "TV/SATELLITE", which is designed to connect an optical cable, receiver, having the name "TV/SATELLITE", which is designed to connect a coaxial cable, receiver, entitled "MD/DSL", intended for connect optical cable, receiver, entitled "CD/SA-CD", which is designed to connect an optical cable, and a receiver having the name "CD/SA-CD", which is designed to connect a coaxial cable, assign the name "TAPE".

As input / output for receiving video signals, none of the conclusions are not appoint name "TUNER". As input / output for receiving the audio signal, one terminal having the name "TUNER PACK, used for receiving the analog signal, the receiver having the name "VIDEO1", designed to connect the optical cable, the receiver, having the name "VIDEO1", designed to connect the coaxial cable, the nick, having the name "VIDEO", designed to connect the optical cable, the receiver, having the name "DVD"for connecting an optical cable, the receiver, having the name "DVD"for connecting a coaxial cable, the receiver, having the name "LD", designed to connect the optical cable, the receiver, having the name "LD", designed to connect a coaxial cable, the receiver, having the name "TV/SATELLITE, designed to connect the optical cable, the receiver, having the name "TV/SATELLITE, intended for connection of the coaxial cable, the receiver, having the name "MD/DSL", designed to connect the optical cable, the receiver, having the name "CD/SA-CD", designed to connect an optical cable, and the receiver having the name "CD/SA-CD", designed to connect the coaxial cable, assign the name "TUNER".

As shown in Fig, input output, which can be assigned the name can be defined in advance.

For example, as input / output for receiving the video signal, one terminal having the name "VIDEO1", intended for receiving a component signal, output type S, having the name "VIDEO1", pin terminal having the name "VIDEO1", intended to receive omponent signal, o MUCH entitled "MUCH", o MUCH entitled "MUCH", and output MUCH entitled "MUCH", assign the name "VIDEO1".

As input / output, intended for the reception of an audio signal, one of the receiver having the name "VIDEO1", which is designed to connect an optical cable, receiver, having the name "DVD", which is designed to connect a coaxial cable, receiver, entitled "TAPE/CD-R", which is designed to connect a coaxial cable, and a receiver having the name "SA-CD/CD", which is designed to connect a coaxial cable, assign the name "VIDEO1".

As input / output, intended for the reception of the video signal, one terminal having the name "VIDEO1", intended for receiving a component signal, pin terminal having the name "VIDEO", intended for receiving a component signal, output type S with the name "VIDEO", pin terminal having the name "DVD"for receiving a component signal, pin terminal having the name "TV/SATELLITE, intended for receiving a component signal, output MUCH entitled "MUCH", o MUCH entitled "MUCH"and output MUCH entitled "MUCS", assign the name "VIDEO".

As the input / output for receiving the audio signal, one of the receiver with the name "VIDEO", which is designed to connect an optical cable, receiver, having the name "DVD", which is designed to connect a coaxial cable, receiver, entitled "TAPE/CD-R", which is designed to connect a coaxial cable, and a receiver having the name "SA-CD/CD", which is designed to connect a coaxial cable, assign the name "VIDEO".

As input / output for receiving the video signal, one terminal having the name "VIDEO1", intended for receiving a component signal, pin terminal having the name "VIDEO", intended for receiving a component signal, output type S with the name "VIDEO", pin terminal having the name "DVD"for receiving a component signal, pin terminal having the name "TV/SATELLITE, intended for receiving a component signal, output MUCH entitled "MUCH", o MUCH entitled "MUCH", and output MUCH entitled "MUCS", assign to the input name "VIDEO".

As input / output for receiving the audio signal, one of the receiver with the name "VIDEO", which is designed to connect an optical cable, receiver, having the name "DVD", which is designed to connect a coaxial cable, the nick, entitled "TAPE/CD-R", which is designed to connect a coaxial cable, and a receiver having the name "SA-CD/CD", which is designed to connect a coaxial cable, assign the name "VIDEO".

As input / output for receiving the video signal, one terminal having the name "DVD"for receiving a component signal, output type S, having the name "DVD", the pin terminal having the name "DVD"for receiving a component signal, output MUCH entitled "MUCH", o MUCH entitled "MUCH", and output MUCH with the name "MUCH", assign the name "DVD".

As input / output for receiving the audio signal, one of the receiver having the name "TV/SATELLITE", which is designed to connect an optical cable, receiver, having the name "DVD", which is designed to connect a coaxial cable, receiver, entitled "TAPE/CD-R", which is designed to connect a coaxial cable, and a receiver having the name "SA-CD/CD", which is designed to connect a coaxial cable, assign the name "DVD".

As input / output for receiving the video signal, one terminal having the name "TV/SATELLITE, intended for receiving a component signal, output type S, having the name"TV/SATELLITE, pin terminal having the name "TV/SATELLITE, intended for receiving a component signal, output MUCH entitled "MUCH", o MUCH entitled "MUCH", and output MUCH entitled "MUCH", assign the name "TV/SATELLITE.

As input / output for receiving the audio signal, one of the receiver with the name "MD/DSL", which is designed to connect an optical cable, receiver, having the name "DVD", which is designed to connect a coaxial cable, receiver, entitled "TAPE/CD-R", which is designed to connect a coaxial cable, and a receiver having the name "SA-CD/CD", which is designed to connect a coaxial cable, assign the name "TV/SATELLITE.

As input / output for receiving the video signal, one terminal having the name "VIDEO1", intended for receiving a component signal, pin terminal having the name "DVD"for receiving a component signal, pin terminal having the name "DVD"for receiving a component signal, output MUCH entitled "MUCH", o MUCH entitled "MUCH", and output MUCH entitled "MUCS", assign the name "TAPE/CD-R".

As input / output for receiving the audio signal, one receiver, Meuse what about the name "VIDEO1", designed to connect an optical cable, receiver, entitled "VIDEO", which is designed to connect an optical cable, receiver, entitled "VIDEO", which is designed to connect an optical cable, receiver, having the name "TV/SATELLITE", which is designed to connect an optical cable, receiver, entitled "MD/DSL", which is designed to connect an optical cable, and a receiver having the name "DVD", which is designed to connect a coaxial cable, assign the name "TAPE/CD-R".

As input / output for receiving the video signal, one terminal having the name "VIDEO1", intended for receiving a component signal, pin terminal having the name "DVD"which is intended for reception of a composite signal, pin terminal having the name "DVD"for receiving a component signal, output MUCH entitled "MUCH", o MUCH entitled "MUCH", and output MUCH entitled "MUCS", assign the name "MD/DSL".

As input / output for receiving the audio signal, one of the receiver having the name "VIDEO1", which is designed to connect an optical cable, receiver, entitled "VIDEO", which is designed to connect an optical cable, the receiver is within the name "VIDEO", designed to connect an optical cable, receiver, having the name "TV/SATELLITE", which is designed to connect an optical cable, receiver, entitled "MD/DSL", which is designed to connect an optical cable, and receiver, entitled "TAPE/CD-R", which is designed to connect a coaxial cable, assign the name "MD/DSL".

As input / output for receiving the video signal, one terminal having the name "VIDEO1", intended for receiving a component signal, pin terminal having the name "DVD"for receiving a component signal, pin terminal having the name "DVD"for a component signal output MUCH entitled "MUCH", o MUCH entitled "MUCH", and output MUCH entitled "MUCH", assign the name "SA-CD/CD".

As input / output for receiving the audio signal, one of the receiver having the name "VIDEO1", which is designed to connect an optical cable, receiver, entitled "VIDEO", which is designed to connect an optical cable, receiver, entitled "VIDEO", which is designed to connect an optical cable, receiver, having the name "TV/SATELLITE", which is designed to connect an optical cable, the receiver is within the name "MD/DSL", designed to connect an optical cable, and a receiver having the name "SA-CD/CD", which is designed to connect a coaxial cable, assign the name "SA-CD/CD".

Processing edit the name of the input will be described with reference to Fig-25.

On Fig illustrates the transition of the images of the ISU, is used to process the edit input name. Image GUI that is used to process the edit input name correspond to the name input screen.

In the state shown in the upper left picture, on Fig, the focus will be on the point of switching of the input.

In the state in which the focus will be on point switch input when you press the button 94 right arrow or button 95 of the selection panel 67 remote control, select the item for input switching. Thus, the state shown in the second picture from the top on the left side on Fig. On the left side of the screen displays only the selected item for input switching of the items at the highest hierarchical level. On the right side of the item for input switching display the names of the inputs, each of which represents an input module, a user-selectable child items for the item for input switching among points on the second highest hierarchical ur the outside. To the right of the name entry display the names of the inputs assigned to the names.

For example, in a state in which the focus will be on the item "DVD"when you hit the button 96 is used for transmitting instructions to display menu options, remote 67 remote control, achieved the state shown in the third picture from the top on the left side on Fig, and displays a menu of choices. In this case, as a menu of choices that appears, point to assign input / output the name of the input item to edit input name etc. When the displayed menu choices, the focus concentrates on the item to assign input / output the name of the input among the menu choices.

In the state in which the focus will be on the item to assign the input / output name input when you press the button 92 "down arrow" console 67 remote control, focus, focus on the item, described as "entering names"designed for editing the names of the input, as shown in Fig, which corresponds to the fourth picture from the top on the left side on Fig.

In the state in which the focus will be on the item to edit input name among the menu options, as shown in Fig when pressing the t button 95 of the selection panel 67 remote control, the screen representing image GUI, shown in Fig changes on the screen, representing the image of the GUI that is used to edit the name of the input item "DVD", as shown in Fig, which corresponds to the top right picture on Fig.

On the screen, representing the image of the ISU used to edit input name, it seems, the so-called software keyboard used to input characters, and fields, enter the names of the input using the software keyboard. When some of the buttons 91-95 console 67 remote control consistently hit, and consistently focus focus button on the soft keyboard, for example, the "S"button, button "E", "N" and press the "Y" and chose the name "SENY" is set in the field, into which enter the name of the input, as shown in Fig that corresponds to the second picture from the top on the right side Fig. Thus, the module 104 edit input name edit input name such as "DVD"is changed to "SENY".

In this state, when the focus should be concentrated on the button, called "the end" on the screen, representing the image of the ISU, and click on the button 95 of the selection panel 67 remote control, the name "DVD" is changed to "SENY", as shown in Fig that corresponds to the third ri is unco the upper right Fig. Thus, the module 104 edit input name sets the name of the input "SENY".

In line with this, the name can be easily edited and modified.

Treatment, consisting in the input selection will be described with reference to Fig. At step S11, the controller 101 of the display shows the name of the entry representing an input module, select the user name input output, which designate the name of the entrance, among the input pins, intended for reception of video signals, and the name of the input / output, which designate the name of the input among the input pins, intended for reception of audio signals so that they appoint each other.

At step S12, the controller 101 of the display determines whether the selected name entry. The controller 101 of the display repeats the processing of the determination at step S12 until then, until it is determined that a new name was selected.

If in step S12 it is determined that a new name has been selected, the processing goes to step 13. At step S13, the controller 102 of the selection controls the selectors 22, 24, 26, 30, 32 and 34, for selecting the video signal and audio signal, which take input pins, assigned to the selected name. Then, the processing is terminated.

The processing performed for the purpose, will be described with reference to the block diagram of the sequence of operations is provided on Fig. At step S31, the controller 101 of the display shows the name of the entry representing an input module, select the user name input output, which designate the name of the input additional input terminals for receiving video signals, and the name of the input / output, which designate the name of the input among the input pins, intended for reception of audio signals, so that they appoint each other.

At step S32, the controller 101 of the display determines whether the pressed button 96 options on the remote control 67 remote control and selects an option to assign the input, then there is a point to assign input / output for the input name. The controller 101 of the display repeats the processing of the determination performed at step S32 up until the button is not pressed 96 options on the remote control 67 remote control, and will not be selected for assignment input output input name.

If at step S32 it is determined that the button 96 options panel 67 remote control was pressed, and the option to assign the input / output name input has been selected, the processing goes to step S33. At step S33 module 103 destination selects the icon assigned to the selected name entry, in accordance with the operation of the user on the image displayed under the control of the controller 101 of the display. On stage the S34 module 103 destination selects the input output which is assigned to the selected name entry and then receives the signal in accordance with operation of the user on the image displayed under the control of the controller 101 of the display.

At step S35 module 103 destination selects the input to the output, which designate the selected name entry, and then takes the audio signal in accordance with a user operation on the image displayed under the control of the controller 101 of the display.

At step S36 module 103 assignment assigns the icon that you selected in step S33, the input output for receiving the video signal selected at step S34, input and output, used for receiving the audio signal selected at step S35, for the selected input name. Then processing stops. For example, the module 103 assignment assigns the icon and input the findings of the name, by storing data indicating that the icon and input the findings assigned to a name entry in the built-in ROM 63, a ROM 74 of the type of flash or the like.

In line with this, the icon, the input output for receiving video input and output for receiving the audio signal can be easily assigned to a new name.

On Fig shows a block diagram of a sequence of operations designed to explain the processing of the edit input name. At step S51, the controller 101 of the display window is my name representing an input module, select the user name of the login that designate the name of the input additional input terminals for receiving video signals, and the name of the input / output, which designate the name of the input additional input terminals for receiving audio signals, which must be assigned to each other.

At step S52, the controller 101 of the display determines whether the pressed button 96 options on the remote control 67 remote control, and was selected to enter the name, then there is a point to edit the title of the entry. The controller 101 of the display repeats the processing of the determination at step S52 up until the button is not pressed 96 options on the remote control 67 remote control, and will not be selected to edit the title of the entry.

If at step S52 it is determined that the button 96 options on the remote control 67 remote control has been pressed, and that the option to edit the name of the input has been selected, the processing goes to step S53. At step S53 module 104 edit input name edit input name in accordance with the operation of the user on the image displayed under the control of the controller 101 of the display.

At step S54, the module 104 can edit the name of the input sets editable name. Then processing stops. For example, modulating the 104 edit input name sets the editable input name by saving data denoting editable name of the entrance into the built-in ROM 63, a ROM 74 of the type of flash or the like.

In line with this, regardless whether the input output analog signal, digital signal, video signal or audio signal, the destination for all the names of the input can be provided using conventional operations the purpose of the "conclusions" for both audio and video signals for entry.

In addition, the assignment list of input terminals for receiving video signals and input terminals for receiving audio signals name sign may be displayed on the screen, which is typically used by the user to input selection, i.e. the selection screen input. Thus, it is possible to expect advantages described below.

First, with regard to the appointment of input terminals for receiving an audio signal in the AV amplifier of the prior art, the input terminal receiving an analog audio signal "is not assigned by the user. In addition, AB amplifier of the prior art prompts the user to perform indirect operation in which, when the designation of one or more input terminals for receiving digital audio signals is not performed, the input terminal receiving an analog audio signal is selected automatically. Thus, the user must determine, "is accepted and the digital signal or analog signal, and, "what a digital output you want to use when receiving a digital signal during setup and viewing/listening. In contrast, in the AV amplifier 11 input output for digital audio input and output for receiving an analog signal is displayed simultaneously on the screen of the ISU. Thus, the choice of input terminals may be made without contradictions. In addition, the existing complex concept can be replaced by a simple concept, such as "output destination among the presented conclusions."

To assign input / output for receiving the video signal has a point "not to perform the selection (i.e. receive only audio)"in contrast to the item for input / output which is intended for reception of the audio signal.

In the prior art, since the information indicating the output is not assigned to the selected input"was not explicitly defined, the definition of what the output is not assigned to the selected input, perform on the basis of the input name (for example, "CD" or similar). However, in the AV amplifier 11 displays a list of the names of input terminals for receiving video signals and names of input terminals for receiving audio signals that designate the new name when you choose a new name. Thus, the user can easily know whether or not to assign the input the second output for receiving video signals.

Input name can be intuitively understood as "the structure of the combination of input terminals for receiving video signals and input / output for receiving audio". Thus, by excessive purpose input / output the many names of inputs, the number of the names of the inputs can easily be artificially increased compared with the number of input pins.

For efficient use of a limited number of input terminals for receiving audio signals was provided by the function "login mode", consisting in a dynamic switching of audio inputs, allowing the user to artificially increase the number of structures of input selection. However, as described above, this function is not required for the AV amplifier 11, as the number of login names artificially increases compared to the number of input pins, by excessive purpose input / output the many names entrance. Thus, the configuration of the AV amplifier 11 can be further simplified.

In contrast, for a user who wishes to assign only a limited, small number of input findings to the name of the input, as the number of devices connected to the AV amplifier 11 is small, the number of operations to select the input (i.e. the number of spins and the time used to DL the scroll), can be reduced to the minimum necessary, by further reducing the number of names of input to be displayed on the selection screen input. Thus, there may be provided more user-friendly interface selection input.

Although the purpose of the input / output for receiving analog or digital audio input assignment input / output for receiving the video signal input is performed using individual interfaces, AV amplifier 11 allows you to perform assignments using a single interface.

Usually AV amplifier 11 displays without joints on a GUI interface screen for "input select", used by the user, and the interface screen for the "installation log" and "check the installation status of the entrance, which was embedded in a complex menu structure. Thus, assignments AB amplifier, which was considered difficult, can be done simply, there can be provided easily and directly.

Through the use of a common interface, can be reduced by the amount of resources the ISU, such as the size of the control programs and the amount of data of the raster image intended for display.

When the menu displays, as described above, the user can perform operations using menus. Display menu control still the way what is the name of the login that is a menu item and represents the input module selected by the user, the name of the first conclusion, which designate the name of the input and which receives the signal, and the name of the second output, which designate the name of the input, and which receives the audio signal display so that they appoint each other. When the user selects the name of the entry as a menu item, select the video signal received from the first output, and the audio signal received from the second output. Thus, the input can be selected more easily and more simply using fewer resources.

Although the AV amplifier 11 has been described as an embodiment of the present invention, the present invention is not necessarily limited to the AV amplifier 11. An embodiment of the present invention is applicable to a device that performs predetermined processing using the menu, such as a television receiver, a video recorder or the recorder sound.

The above-described sequence of processing may be performed using hardware or software. If the above processing sequence is performed using software, a program constituting the software, install from media recording the program in the computer, built the first in dedicated hardware or, for example, a personal computer General purpose, allowing you to perform various functions with various programs installed therein.

On Fig shows a block diagram representing an example configuration of a personal computer that performs the above processing sequence using the program. A Central processing unit (CPU) 201 performs the processing of various types in accordance with the program stored in the ROM 202 or module 208 of the drive. The program executed by the CPU 201, data and tfahrner in OU 203. The CPU 201, the ROM 202 and OU 203 are connected to each other via the bus 204.

The interface 205 I/o is connected to the CPU 201 via the bus 204. An input unit 206 including a keyboard, mouse, microphone, etc. and the output module 207 includes a display, a loudspeaker, and the like, connected to the interface 205 input/output. The CPU 201 performs the processing of different types in accordance with instructions input through the input module 206. The CPU 201 outputs the result processing module 207 output.

Module 208 of the drive connected to the interface 205 I/o includes, for example, a hard disk drive. Module 208 of the drive stores the program executed by the CPU 201 and various data. Module 209 data performs data communication with an external device via a network, such as the Internet or a local Vice the long chain.

The program can be obtained through module 209 and data stored in the module 208 of the drive.

When the removable media 211 such as a magnetic disk, optical disk, magneto-optical disk or semiconductor storage device, installed in a drive 210 connected to the interface 205 I/o, the actuator 210 performs drive removable media 211 and receives the program and data recorded on the removable medium 211. The acquired program and data are transmitted and save on storage media 208 records when necessary.

The recording media program, which is installed in the computer and in which the stored program executable by the computer includes the removable medium 211, which is a packaged medium such as a magnetic disk (e.g. floppy disk), optical disk (for example, a persistent storage device, a read-only CD-ROM (CD-ROM) or digital video disc (DVD)), magneto-optical disk or semiconductor storage device, a ROM 202, which temporarily or permanently stored program, and a hard disk, forming module 208 of the drive, as shown on Fig. The program stored on the recording media programs using a cable or wireless transmission medium, such as a local area network, the Internet or digital is putnikovymi broadcast data channels, through module 209 data, which is an interface such as a router or a modem, as appropriate.

In this specification, steps defining the program stored on the recording media program, not necessarily performed in time sequence in accordance with the submitted written order. These stages can be executed in parallel or independently, without running them in a time sequence.

In addition, in this description, the term "system" represents all the equipment is composed of many devices.

An embodiment of the present invention is not limited to any of the above-described embodiments, and various changes and modifications can be made in relation to the present invention, without departing from the essence of the present invention.

For specialists in the art will understand that various modifications, combinations, additional combinations and alterations may occur depending on design requirements and other factors, unless they are within the scope of the attached claims of the invention or its equivalents.

1. The audio/video receiver, comprising:
tool assignments designed to assign the name of the login that is the input module, SEL is selected by the user, the first conclusion intended for receiving video signals;
tool control the display that is designed to control the display of menus, so that the name of the login that is a menu item, and the name of the first conclusion, which designate the name of the input and which receives the video display so that they appoint each other; and
the picker tool to select when the user selects the name of the entry as a menu item, a video signal received from the first output, wherein
this tool assignment is made with the destination name input of the second output intended for receiving audio signals;
the specified management tool display configured to control the display of menus, so that the input name, the name of the first output and the name of the second output, which designate the name of the input and which receives the audio signal display so that they appoint each other; and
a selector configured to select, when the user selects the name of the entry as a menu item, a video signal received from the first output, and the audio signal from the second output.

2. The receiver according to claim 1 in which the means to control the display controls the display of the menu so that the selected icon is aznacennia the name is displayed so that it assigns the name of the entry.

3. The receiver according to claim 1, in which means are also assigns the specified icon name.

4. The receiver according to claim 1, additionally containing an editing tool designed to edit the title of the entry.

5. The selection method designed for use in audio/video receiver, containing the following steps:
assign the name of the login that is input to the module selected by the user, the first output intended for receiving video signals;
control menu is displayed so that the name of the login that is a menu item, and the name of the first conclusion, which designate the name of the input and which receives the video display so that they appoint each other; and
selection when the user selects the name of the entry as a menu item, a video signal received from the first output, wherein
at this stage of assignment assign the name of the input the second output, used for receiving the audio signal;
at this stage manage the menu is displayed, so that the input name, the name of the first output and the name of the second output, which designate the name of the input and which receives the audio signal display so that they appoint each other; and
on the specified selection step, when the user selects the name of the entry as a menu item, select the video signal received from the first output, and the audio signal received from the second output.

6. The method according to claim 5, in which the control menu is displayed so that the selected icon, the assigned name is displayed so as to designate the name of the entry.

7. The method according to claim 5, in which at the stage of appointment appoint the specified icon name.

8. The method according to claim 5, additionally containing the editing phase, where the edit input name.

9. The recording medium on which recorded is read by the computer program used to ensure processing by the audio/video receiver, for processing control selection, containing the following steps:
assign the name of the login that is input to the module selected by the user, the first output intended for receiving video signals;
control menu is displayed so that the name of the login that is a menu item, the name of the first conclusion, which designate the name of the input and which receives the video display so that they appoint each other; and
control, when the user selects the name of the entry as a menu item, select the video and audio so that you choose the video is ignal, taken from the first output, and the audio signal received from the second output, wherein
at this stage of assignment assign the name of the input the second output, used for receiving the audio signal;
at this stage manage the menu is displayed, so that the input name, the name of the first output and the name of the second output, which designate the name of the input and which receives the audio signal display so that they appoint each other; and
at this stage of selection, when the user selects the name of the entry as a menu item, select the video signal received from the first output, and the audio signal received from the second output.



 

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FIELD: information technologies.

SUBSTANCE: method includes stages of multiple data production on preferences on content, containing the first data on preferences on content of the first user and the second data on preferences on content of the second user, production of dependence data that specifies dependence of the first data on content preferences from the second data on content preferences, and using the specified multiple data on content preferences to select combined content under control of the specified dependence data. The invention also relates to a combining device to make it possible for the first user and the second user to receive the combined content.

EFFECT: expansion of functional capabilities through making it possible for one user to give priority to the other user to include a specific content element into combined content.

10 cl, 2 dwg, 1 tbl

FIELD: information technology.

SUBSTANCE: like or dislike of a content element played on a personalised content channel is determined based on feedback from the user; the profile is updated based on the determined like or dislike, wherein that profile is associated with the personalised content channel and contains a plurality of attributes and attribute values associated with said content element, where during update, if like has been determined, a classification flag associated with each of said attributes and attribute values is set; the degree of liking is determined for at least on next content element based on said profile; and that at least one next content element is selected for playing on the personalised content channel based on the calculated degree of liking.

EFFECT: method for personalised filtration of content elements which does not require logic input or user identification procedures.

5 cl, 1 dwg

FIELD: information technologies.

SUBSTANCE: user is offered a set of types of typical virtual channels based on a certain previously determined or to be determined category, for instance, a news channel, which contains previously determined default settings and a procedure of actions. Templates of typical virtual channels considerably simplify setting a virtual channel to a viewer. For instance, for a news channel a procedure of default actions consists in storing only the latest news, for series - a procedure of defaults actions is in storing everything until viewed.

EFFECT: provision of simple and efficient device to determine television channels for users in compliance with their own interests and habits, using previously specified templates.

21 cl, 7 dwg

FIELD: information technology.

SUBSTANCE: when an HDMI (R) source performs bidirectional PI data with an HDMI (R) user (72) using an UBE line (84) and a signal line (141), a switching control module (121) controls the switch (133) so that when data are transmitted, the switch (133) selects the component of the signal which forms a differential signal which is output from a conversion module (131), and when data are transmitted, the switch (133) selects the component of the signal which forms the differential signal output from the receiver (82), and during bidirectional data transmission using the UBE line (84) only, the switching control module (121) controls the switch (133) such that the UBE signal coming from the HDMI (R) source (71) or the receiver (82) is selected.

EFFECT: high-speed bidirectional data transmission while maintaining compatibility.

34 cl, 21 dwg

FIELD: information technology.

SUBSTANCE: method involves providing a communication line between a user interface and a multimedia data management apparatus, providing a second communication line between the multimedia data management apparatus and a digital multimedia data processor connected to a memory device for storing and extracting digital multimedia data, wherein said digital multimedia data processor is connected with possibility of communication with at least one digital audio-visual player.

EFFECT: faster processing of user requests.

19 cl, 7 dwg

FIELD: information technology.

SUBSTANCE: device and method for providing and presenting customised channel information involve receiving service attribute information corresponding to a basic service where the basic service is for providing a device at least part of presentation. The device and methods also involve customising service attribute information with the received customised definition of attributes, thus defining customised channel information and providing a user device with customised channel attribute information. Channel information contains customised service attribute information, thus provides the type of channel setting.

EFFECT: possibility of setting up an access channel and associated additional data based on content given by the vendor.

57 cl, 22 dwg

FIELD: physics.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to a method and a device for viewing images using multiple individual settings. The result is achieved due to that, the method of displaying an image, having at least two different image settings, comprises steps for outputting at least three different partial images and displaying at least three partial images. The first and second pair of partial images constitute an image having a first image setting, and the same image having a second image setting, respectively, such that an image having both image settings is visible. The partial images can be displayed simultaneously or successively. The settings can include contrast, brightness and/or depth settings.

EFFECT: enabling two or more viewers to view the same (fixed and/or moving) image on the same display while providing one or more individual settings for each viewer.

18 cl, 4 dwg

FIELD: information technology.

SUBSTANCE: broadcast data are transmitted in first time slices and event data are transmitted in second time slices, wherein a predetermined number n-1 of consecutive second time slices is redundant. A receiver receiving such a broadcast need only receive one of n slices of event data. Therefore when the receiver is in standby mode, it need only be activated to receive 1 in n of second time slices to receive event data.

EFFECT: design of a system for broadcasting and receiving event data which reduces power consumption.

13 cl, 6 dwg

FIELD: information technology.

SUBSTANCE: image generation module 22 generates image data denoting time elapsing based on time data received from control module 30 and transmits this to combining module 21. Combining module 21 combines image data saved in storage module 25 and image data denoting time data from image generation module 22 to generate video data and transmits this video data to image switching module 16. Video image switching module 16 selects video data from video coder 14, video data from combining module 21 or video data from determination module 24 based on control fulfilled by control module 30 and outputs it to display module 18. For instance, when user switches channel by performing operation with operations module 31 video image attenuation is performed, video data from combining module 21 is selected, and video image denoting elapsing time is displayed in display module 18.

EFFECT: wide range of receiving device functionalities.

8 cl, 9 dwg, 1 app

FIELD: information technology.

SUBSTANCE: device (500) analyses the preceding and/or subsequent in time parts of the content signal to define the elements, positionally related to the elements of the current part of the content signal. The current part of the content signal is played by the primary device (530), such as a television receiver, while the elements, positionally related to the elements of the current part of the content signal are displayed at the same time by the secondary player device (540). In one version of implementation the elements played by the secondary player (540) can be played in a lower resolution or at a lower frame rate than the current part of the content signal. In one version of embodiment, at least one of the preceding or subsequent in time parts of the content signal can be analysed in a lower resolution than the content signal.

EFFECT: wider range of technical capabilities.

66 cl, 5 dwg

FIELD: information technology.

SUBSTANCE: mentioned AV device is made capable to connect to multiple devices as sources for viewing, to receive content list request from user, to receive list from device as source for viewing, which is currently connected, to display at least part of lists of devices as source for viewing with possibility to choose them using UI (user interface) shared by all devices as source for viewing, signal processing unit, to process content signal received from device as source for viewing connected to connector unit, outputting content processed by signal processing unit and UI, controlling so that preferably list of device as viewing source including content outputted by output unit is displayed. Thus, AV device gives priority to list of device as viewing source to which currently outputted content belongs and represents it in UI at the moment of receiving content list request from user.

EFFECT: wide range of display device functionalities.

12 cl, 31 dwg

FIELD: computer engineering.

SUBSTANCE: player comprises the reader unit, the processor, the object buffer, the plane memory and the controller. The reader unit reads the graphical stream, which contains the information defining the pane, from the record medium. The processor decodes the graphical data which are then saved in the buffer. The controller visualizes the graphical data in the pane, if the pane is a part of the plane memory, it will not visualize outside this pane.

EFFECT: reduced software load in the player.

5 cl, 42 dwg

Multimedia device // 2427097

FIELD: information technology.

SUBSTANCE: receiver (3), designed for television signals, has a primary video output (22a) connected to a primary TV (2a), and a secondary video output (22b) connected to a secondary TV (2b) at a remote location 42b. The receiver (3) can be controlled by an infrared remote control device (28), or directly or from a remote location (42b) through a signal relay (40) of the remote control device. The primary TV (2a) can be a widescreen TV with picture ratio 16:9, while the secondary TV (2b) has picture ratio 4:3. The receiver (3) can output video signals suitable for either format, but must apply the same format to the primary, as well as the secondary video outputs (22a, 22b). The receiver (3) detects whether control signals came directly or through a signal relay (40) of the remote control device, and automatically selects the correct format.

EFFECT: providing mobility and portability of the device and easy listening to radio stations and display of information on programs.

25 cl, 13 dwg

FIELD: information technologies.

SUBSTANCE: user is offered a set of types of typical virtual channels based on a certain previously determined or to be determined category, for instance, a news channel, which contains previously determined default settings and a procedure of actions. Templates of typical virtual channels considerably simplify setting a virtual channel to a viewer. For instance, for a news channel a procedure of default actions consists in storing only the latest news, for series - a procedure of defaults actions is in storing everything until viewed.

EFFECT: provision of simple and efficient device to determine television channels for users in compliance with their own interests and habits, using previously specified templates.

21 cl, 7 dwg

FIELD: physics, communications.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to communication networks, and particularly to providing different types of services in a digital broadcast system. The invention discloses devices and methods of transmitting information on the type of a service or program and/or interactivity or information on interactivity for the service or program. A parameter or attribute is provided in an ESG fragment for indicating the type of program or service or type of interactivity associated with the program or service. In another example, a first parameter is provided for indicating the type of program or service, and a second parameter is provided for indicating the type of interactivity associated with the program or service. The parameter or attribute may be included in metadata of the ESG fragment.

EFFECT: efficient and accurate provision of information on interactivity in an electronic service guide (ESG).

34 cl, 9 dwg, 4 tbl

FIELD: information technologies.

SUBSTANCE: system for distribution of reminders about IP-television service (IPTV) includes the following components: the first subsystem, which stores program information of each user, and the second subsystem, which calculates difference in time between time of television programme contained in found program information and current time. If time difference does not exceed specified time threshold, then decision is made on the fact that found program information should be reminded of.

EFFECT: timely reminder to user for viewing of IP-television program.

11 cl, 2 dwg

FIELD: physics, communications.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to an electrostatic capacitive sensor device and can be used for operational input into an electronic device. The device includes a sensor electrode which is provided in multiple positions, a high frequency signal source which feeds a high frequency signal to the sensor electrode through a detector circuit which includes a predetermined impedance element, a wire means which connects the sensor electrode and the detector circuit, a screening means which encircles the sensor electrode and the wire means, and a screen signal source at the input of the detector circuit which feeds a screen signal to the screening electrode.

EFFECT: design of a device with high screening action on electrical noise.

3 cl, 6 dwg

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