US 9,813,660 B2
Information processing apparatus and recording apparatus selection method
Kensaku Ishizuka, Tokyo (JP); Yuki Kobayashi, Kanagawa (JP); Masakazu Hayashi, Tokyo (JP); and Manabu Nishizawa, Tokyo (JP)
Assigned to SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC., Tokyo (JP)
Appl. No. 14/381,064
Filed by SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC., Tokyo (JP)
PCT Filed Apr. 1, 2013, PCT No. PCT/JP2013/002222
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Aug. 26, 2014,
PCT Pub. No. WO2013/153766, PCT Pub. Date Oct. 17, 2013.
Claims priority of application No. 2012-089742 (JP), filed on Apr. 10, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2015/0002749 A1, Jan. 1, 2015
Int. Cl. G06F 3/00 (2006.01); G06F 13/00 (2006.01); H04N 5/445 (2011.01); H04N 5/50 (2006.01); H04N 21/442 (2011.01); H04N 21/436 (2011.01); H04N 5/782 (2006.01); H04N 5/44 (2011.01); H04N 21/4335 (2011.01); H04N 21/458 (2011.01); H04N 21/472 (2011.01)
CPC H04N 5/50 (2013.01) [H04N 5/4403 (2013.01); H04N 5/782 (2013.01); H04N 21/4335 (2013.01); H04N 21/43622 (2013.01); H04N 21/442 (2013.01); H04N 21/4583 (2013.01); H04N 21/47214 (2013.01)] 11 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An information processing apparatus, comprising:
a first interface connected to a general purpose tuner through a communication network;
a second interface directly connected to a dedicated tuner;
a tuner information acquisition unit which acquires information of channels which can be individually viewed through the general purpose tuner and the dedicated tuner as tuner information,
wherein a set of channels viewed through the general purpose tuner are different than a set of channels viewed through the dedicated tuner;
an acceptance unit which accepts a user operation for designating a viewing target channel; and
a selection unit which determines, when the user operation is accepted, a priority of each of the general purpose tuner and the dedicated tuner in response to the tuner information and selects that one of the tuners which has a comparatively high priority as a tuner to be used for viewing of the viewing target channel;
the selection unit setting a comparatively high priority to the dedicated tuner when the viewing target channel can be viewed through both of the general purpose tuner and the dedicated tuner.