Reprogrammable set top terminal that stores programs locally and generates menus

  • US 20030117445A1
  • Filed: 11/18/2002
  • Published: 06/26/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/09/1992
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A set top terminal that stores programs locally and generates menus, comprising:

  • a first input port, located on an external face of the set top terminal, that receives information, wherein the information includes menu data;

    a second input port, located on an external face of the set top terminal that receives a program signal comprising one or more programs, the one or more programs including video;

    memory, operably connected to the first input port and the second input port, in which the received information and the program signal are stored;

    a microprocessor, operably connected to the memory, that executes instructions that prompt the generation of menus, wherein the menus are generated using the menu data; and

    a combiner, operably connected to the microprocessor, that combines the video with the generated menus, wherein the set top terminal receives a reprogramming signal that reprograms the set top terminal.

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