Display apparatus displaying operation menu

  • US 5,434,626 A
  • Filed: 06/02/1994
  • Issued: 07/18/1995
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/10/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A video display apparatus comprising:

  • display means for receiving a video signal generated from a picture signal and a menu display signal and for displaying a picture corresponding to said picture signal and a menu corresponding to said menu display signal;

    video processing means for receiving said picture signal and said menu signal, for processing said picture signal and said menu display signal and for generating said video signal;

    operation means operated by a user of the video display apparatus for controlling and selecting operations indicated as corresponding items in said menu by generating user signals;

    display control means for controlling display characteristics of unavailable items in said menu which correspond to unavailable operations by modifying a common menu display signal to generate said menu display signal; and

    system control means for receiving said user signals, for processing said user signals, for generating said common menu display signal from common menu data stored in a memory means and for controlling said picture signal and said menu display signal in accordance with said user signals whereby said display characteristics of said items in said menu display are controlled through said display control means.

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