(19)
(11)EP 2 709 297 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
20.05.2015 Bulletin 2015/21

(43)Date of publication A2:
19.03.2014 Bulletin 2014/12

(21)Application number: 13166324.7

(22)Date of filing:  02.05.2013
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
H04H 40/18(2008.01)
H04N 5/50(2006.01)
H04N 21/434(2011.01)
H04H 60/43(2008.01)
H04N 21/426(2011.01)
H04N 21/438(2011.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME

(30)Priority: 22.05.2012 GB 201209000

(71)Applicants:
  • Sony Corporation
    Tokyo 108-0075 (JP)
  • Sony Europe Limited
    Brooklands Weybridge Surrey KT13 0XW (GB)

(72)Inventors:
  • Williams, David
    Cardiff, CF5 6NF (GB)
  • Beck, Stephen
    Hook, RG29 1PD (GB)
  • Wilson, John
    Hook, RG27 9SG (GB)

(74)Representative: DeVile, Jonathan Mark 
D Young & Co LLP 120 Holborn
London EC1N 2DY
London EC1N 2DY (GB)

  


(54)Television receiver and method


(57) A television receiver for receiving TV signals when unknown interference is present in a predetermined bandwidth in which the TV signals are transmitted. The TV receiver comprises an input, a tuner, a configurable filter and a controller. The input receives a radio frequency (RF) signal comprising the terrestrial TV signals. The tuner is configured to detect the terrestrial TV signals, where the terrestrial TV signals include a plurality of frequency channels within a predetermined bandwidth and the plurality of frequency channels provide TV signals which communicate TV channels. The configurable filter is configurable to suppress signals received from one or more of the plurality of frequency channels within the predetermined bandwidth. The controller is operable to form a channel map of the TV channels detected by the tuner for selection by a user of the television set and consequent upon a TV channel not being detected on a frequency channel, configure the frequency domain filter to suppress signals received from the frequency channel.







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