Broadcasting and communication receiver apparatus

  • US 6,037,995 A
  • Filed: 04/18/1997
  • Issued: 03/14/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/19/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A broadcasting and communication receiver apparatus comprising:

  • receiver means for receiving program-associated information including a title, a start time, and an end time of a broadcast program together with a video signal and an audio signal;

    decoder means for decoding the program-associated information from the received signal;

    display means for displaying the decoded program-associated information on a display screen;

    command receiver means for receiving an input signal from a remote controller or from a key or keys provided to a main body of the receiver apparatus; and

    display controller means for controlling the display screen based on the input signal;

    wherein a first display zone in which a plurality of character strings are displayed is provided in the display screen of the program-associated information; and

    wherein the display controller means includes data quantity comparator means for comparing a magnitude of the first display zone with a quantity of display data and, when the display data quantity is judged to be larger than the first display zone, a displayable part of the character string of the display data as well as a symbol indicative of omission and attached to a last tail part of the character string are displayed.

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