Patent Number: 7,827,583

Title: Web television having a two-way communication bus interconnecting a television controller and an internet module

Abstract: A web television includes a display, a tuner, an internet module, and a PIP module. The tuner is arranged to select television video for display on the display and to select television audio for display by a speaker of the web television. The internet module is arranged to supply internet video for display on the display and to supply internet audio for display by the speaker of the web television, and the internet video and audio are derived from internet communications between the web television and internet content providers. The PIP module is arranged to provide a PIP area within a main area of the display. The internet video and the television video may be swapped between the PIP area and the main area of the display, and the speaker of the web television may be swapped between the internet audio and the television audio.

Inventors: Gaughan; Kevin J. (Arlington Heights, IL), Zato; Thomas J. (Inverness, IL)


International Classification: H04N 7/173 (20060101); H04N 5/445 (20060101); H04N 11/00 (20060101); H04N 5/45 (20060101); H04N 7/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00