Method for acquisition and display of an on-screen program guide

  • US 5,459,522 A
  • Filed: 06/10/1994
  • Issued: 10/17/1995
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/10/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for acquisition and display of an on-screen program guide on a television comprising:

  • A) receiving broadcast raw data of an on-screen program guide;

    B) processing the raw data to obtain data necessary to create a generic program guide screen;

    C) storing the data necessary to create the generic screen in memory;

    D) constructing a generic virtual screen of a program guide from the necessary data;

    E) translating the generic screen to a displayable screen; and

    F) displaying the screen on a TV.

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