Patent Number: 6,310,655

Title: Method and device for displaying widescreen images on conventional aspect ratio display monitors

Abstract: A method and device is described herein for displaying a television picture comprised of several standard aspect ratio images on widescreen and standard aspect ratio video monitors. A widescreen image including several smaller aspect ratio images are assembled and broadcast. A receiver with a widescreen monitor display can display the entire widescreen image. A receiver with a conventional aspect ratio monitor display can display a combination of the smaller aspect ratio images. The device includes a frame store for storing image information, image configuration logic for determining a configuration of image information, and frame address logic to write image information to frame store with a configuration according to image configuration logic.

Inventors: Godwin; John P. (Los Angeles, CA)

Assignee: Hughes Electronics Corporation

International Classification: H04N 5/44 (20060101); H04N 005/44 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018