Method and apparatus for receiving digital broadcasts

  • US 8,032,919 B2
  • Filed: 10/04/2006
  • Issued: 10/04/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/04/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A digital broadcast receiving apparatus for receiving broadcast program signals, comprising:

  • receiving means for receiving the broadcast program signals in which a plurality of programs are compressed and multiplexed, and for outputting a transport stream;

    broadcast program extraction means for extracting a program selected by a user from the transport stream;

    decompression means for decompressing the compressed program extracted by the broadcast program extraction means and for outputting decompressed data;

    digital interface means for receiving the compressed program extracted by the broadcast program extraction means and the decompressed data from the decompression means, and for outputting each of the compressed program and the decompressed data to a digital external unit; and

    control means for controlling, based on an instruction from the user, the selection of an output from the digital interface means to the digital external unit, the output being selected from the compressed program extracted by the broadcast program extraction means and the decompressed data from the decompression means.

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