Set-Top Box and DVR

ABSTRACT

I developed Set-top boxes (STB), Digital Video Recorders (DVR), and Internet Protocol televisions (IPTV) which communicate with a full duplex. They include a web browser, an Ethernet LAN card and a Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) modem for return path. I mainly developed and ported teletexts, Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) subtitles, closed captioning, Electronic Program Guides (EPG), a mini web browser, a photo album, smart card security, the Pay-per-view (PPV) system, and middleware systems (e.g., Multimedia Home Platform (MHP) and OpenTV middleware) for interactive digital television.

APPEARANCE

DVR
Front View of DVR
Slot for CI Module Insert the proper CI module fully into the slot.
Smart Card Slot Insert a smartcard into the slot.
On/ Stand-by Switch the receiver to On or Stand-by.
MENU Get access to the installation menu.
OK Give a confirmation or selection.
Up/ Down or Channel Up/ Down Navigate Up/ Down through the selectable options or Channel Up/ down.
Rear View of DVR
VCR SCART Connect this to a connector of the VCR through out the fully-featured SCART cable.
TV SCART Connect this to a connector of the TV through out the fully-featured SCART cable.
IF OUT Use this for Loop-through cable.
LNB IN
(TUNER 1& TUNER 2)
Connect this to a dish antenna to receive the digital broadcasts.
AUDIO RCA Connect this to a stereo set (TV, VCR, Audio).
S/PDIF (COAXIAL) Connect this to Dolby Digital compatible audio equipment through coaxial S/PDIF cable.
VIDEO RCA Connect this to the composite video input of the TV.
PSTN When using a PSTN modem, connect a telephone line to the modem socket on the appliance.

MAIN MENU, VOD LIST and MATURITY RATING

Main Menu
VOD List
Maturity Rating

MOVIE ORDERING with PSTN and SMS

Movie Ordering with PSTN
Movie Ordering with SMS
Ordering Success

DVR

VOD Play
Live Channel Recording
Channel List
EPG
DVR Functions

MHP STB

MHP STB

Main Menu

Ethernet Setting
MHP EPG
Teletext
DVB Subtitles
DVB Subtitles - Demo Video
MHP Application - Demo Video

OPENTV STB

OpenTV Application

OpenTV Application

OpenTV Application (Game)