Apparatus and method to navigate interactive television using unique inputs with a remote control

  • US 6,600,497 B1
  • Filed: 11/15/1999
  • Issued: 07/29/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/15/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method comprising:

  • displaying, in a client node, a two-dimensional layer of a navigation matrix having a plurality of cells each associated with a unique input;

    receiving a first key press event at a processor on the client node displaying the navigation matrix layer having a first plurality of primary navigation options, the first key press corresponding uniquely to a cell in the matrix;

    forwarding the key press event across a WAN to a server node, and receiving a next deeper navigation matrix layer having a second plurality of primary navigation options.

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