Patent Number: 7,788,691

Title: Terrestrial digital TV broadcast signal receiver

Abstract: In a terrestrial digital TV broadcast signal receiver capable of EPG (Electric Program Guide) display, EPG data are updated in a time as smaller as possible while a use does not watch any TV program, so that the EPG can be displayed in real time just after switching on of an electric power of the terrestrial digital TV broadcast signal receiver. When the electric power is switched off, an EPG data of a channel which will be lost the earliest is searched among the EPG data stored in the memory, and a time of day when the EPG data of the searched channel is lost is calculated. When a time for taking new EPG data reaches, the tuner is tuned to the channel, and a TV broadcast signal is received and a new EPG data is extracted from the received TV broadcast signal and stored in the memory.

Inventors: Tsukamoto; Keisuke (Daito, JP)

Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.

International Classification: H04N 7/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018