(19) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication (io) Pub. No.: US 2002/0008780 Al
Han (43) Pub. Date: Jan. 24,2002
(54) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR
CONVERTING MULTI-SOURCE INPUT
(75) Inventor: Dong II Han, Seoul (KR)
Jonathan Y. Kang, Esq.
Lee & Hong PC.
221 N. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012-2601 (US)
(73) Assignee: LG Electronics, Inc.
(21) Appl. No.: 09/908,206
(22) Filed: Jul. 17, 2001
(30) Foreign Application Priority Data
Jul. 18, 2000 (KR) 2000-41111
An apparatus and a method for converting multi-source input images are disclosed. The apparatus includes an outside interface part including N outside interface units and pre-processing the input image, a format converting part including N format converters and converting formats and sizes of the pre-processed images as required by a display device, a memory part interacting with each format converter and storing each pre-processed image or formatconverted image, a switching part switching the formatconverted images according to a display mode, a multiplexer multiplexing the switched images and generating a corresponding display image, and a display processor processing the display image for the display device. Therefore, various input images can be properly converted to have desired formats and sizes based on a display mode of a display device so that the converted multi-images can be adequately displayed on a display device.