Tuner with at least no. one and no. two frequency band


Application Number: 00126283
Application Date: 2000.07.10
Publication Number: 1283896
Publication Date: 2001.02.14
Priority Information: 1999/7/13 DE 19932563.4
International: H03J5/24;H04N5/50
Applicant(s) Name: Philips Electronics N.V.
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Inventor(s) Name: H.M. Van Dewest
Patent Agency Code: 72001
Patent Agent: zhang zhicheng
Abstract The invention relates to a tuner with at least a first and a second frequency band and with means for effecting a switch-over between the frequency bands, which tuner comprises a signal input terminal for the supply of a frequency information signal. The invention is characterized in that the tuner comprises a band selection circuit which is provided for the selection and control of one frequency band at a time, and in that the tuner comprises a frequency search function for tuning to a frequency, which function in a first step is designed to test the tuning possibility of the frequency in the first frequency band and, if tuning in the first frequency band is not possible, in a second step is designed for testing the tuning possibility of the frequency in the second frequency band.