Video display device and menu screen display method

CAFC
  • US 8,782,522 B2
  • Filed: 12/07/2011
  • Issued: 07/15/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/01/2011
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A video display device comprising:

  • a processor;

    a menu screen display module controlled by the processor and configured to display a menu screen from which a select element representing a desired function can be selected by a key operation on an operation device, the menu screen comprising at least two hierarchical levels including (1) a higher hierarchical level of the hierarchical levels comprising a classification select element group formed by arranging select elements representing classifications of various functions, and (2) a lower hierarchical level of the hierarchical levels comprising a function select element group formed by arranging select elements representing the functions corresponding to the classifications;

    a first screen generating module controlled by the processor and configured to generate, when a content-list-displaying function is selected of the function select element group in the lower hierarchical level corresponding to a first classification select element selected of the classification select element group in the higher hierarchical level and a content is selected from a content list displayed by the content-list-displaying function, an operation screen including a first button corresponding to the first classification select element placed in a first state when the first classification select element from the higher hierarchical level is selected in advance and a second button corresponding to a second classification select element placed in a second state different than the first state when the second classification select element from the higher hierarchical level is not selected; and

    a second screen generating module controlled by the processor and configured to generate, when the content-list-displaying function is selected of the function select element group in the lower hierarchical level corresponding to the second classification select element selected of the classification select element group in the higher hierarchical level and the content is selected from the content list displayed by the content-list-displaying function, the operation screen including the second button placed in the first state when the second classification select element selected from the higher hierarchical level is selected in advance and the first button placed in the second state when the first classification select element from the higher hierarchical level is not selected.

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