Setting television or radio default channel

Patent No. 8,789,089

Issued: July 22, 2014
Filed: December 12, 2012

Inventor: Koncelik, Jr.; Lawrence J. (East Hampton, NY)


In some embodiments, a media device is configured so that it automatically causes a first predetermined channel to be displayed on an output device when a user sends a request signal to the media device to turn the output device off. The media device may be configured so that it causes the output device to shut off after the first predetermined channel has been on for a dwell period of time after the request signal has been received. The dwell period of time may be approximately two seconds. In some embodiments, a media device is configured so that it automatically causes a first predetermined channel to be displayed on an output device when a user sends a request signal to the media device to turn the output device on. In some embodiments, the media device is a television device. In other embodiments, the media device is a radio device.

Reference to Related Applications

This is a continuation-in-part patent application of co-pending application Ser. No. 11/949,475, filed Dec. 3, 2007, entitled "SETTING TELEVISION DEFAULT CHANNEL". The aforementioned application is hereby incorporated herein by reference.


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