(19)
(11)EP 1 241 667 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
24.09.2003 Bulletin 2003/39

(43)Date of publication A2:
18.09.2002 Bulletin 2002/38

(21)Application number: 02005711.3

(22)Date of filing:  13.03.2002
(51)Int. Cl.7G11B 19/12, G11B 19/02
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR
Designated Extension States:
AL LT LV MK RO SI

(30)Priority: 14.03.2001 JP 2001072245

(71)Applicant: MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
Kadoma-shi, Osaka 571-8501 (JP)

(72)Inventor:
  • Hashimoto, Atsushi
    Hirakata-shi, Osaka 573-1114 (JP)

(74)Representative: Ehlers, Jochen 
Eisenführ, Speiser & Partner, Martinistrasse 24
28195 Bremen
28195 Bremen (DE)

  


(54)Information recording and reproducing apparatus, and control method thereof


(57) An information recording and reproducing apparatus includes a record and reproduce section (108) to record or reproduce information signal onto or from an information medium (10), a determination section (104) to determine at least one of a kind and a state of the medium (10), a function management section (102) to manage functions for recording and functions for reproduction, and to select functions which can be performed from the managed functions according to the determination result of the determination section (104), and a display control section (106) to control a display unit (107) to display a list of functions selected by the function management section (102).