Patent Number: 7,046,303

Title: Digital broadcasting receiver operative for displaying picture characters in a non-central portion of a screen

Abstract: A CPU carries out such control as to display a received image on the whole of a screen even when a command to acquire program information is issued by a user. In the display of the received image on the whole of the screen in this case, an icon button meaning that an operation for acquiring program information is continued is displayed in a non-central portion of the screen by an OSD circuit. When the icon button is operated by the user, a genre retrieval table is displayed on the screen by the OSD circuit. When a predetermined number of program information can be acquired, the display is automatically switched to the display of the genre retrieval table.

Inventors: Idegata; Osamu (Osaka, JP)

Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.

International Classification: H04N 5/50 (20060101); H04N 5/445 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/16/02018