On screen television input management

  • US 8,863,219 B2
  • Filed: 12/31/2008
  • Issued: 10/14/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/31/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for on-screen managing and navigating television system functionality and input source selection, the method comprising:

  • identifying each of a plurality of input signals from a plurality of input sources, each of the plurality of input sources connected to a television system, wherein each of the plurality of input signals is unique to each of the plurality of input sources, and the television system identifies each of the plurality of input signals by analyzing each of the plurality of input signals;

    generating an on screen menu on a display device of the television system to allow selection of each of the plurality of input sources that have been identified including a display of an input source type or description that was identified wherein an input source on the on screen menu is identified by an input signal, wherein the display is a video content of the content of the input source;

    receiving a user selection of a menu option corresponding to one of the plurality of input signals; and

    displaying the input signal on the display device of the television system in response to the user selection.

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