Interactive TV Potpourris: An Overview of Designing Multi-screen TV Installations for Home Entertainment

  • Radu-Daniel Vatavu
  • Matei Mancaş
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 124)


Home entertainment systems comprising multiple TV screens offer new opportunities to display more content, accommodate more viewers, and deliver enriched user experiences. In many cases, such installations take the form of mixed-reality environments, in which video projections coexist with physical TV sets. We refer to such installations as interactive TV potpourris, due to their composite nature of hybridizing individual TV screens of different natures, form factors, and potential to render different multimedia types. This work discusses current implementations for interactive TV potpourris, identifies technical and interaction challenges, and pinpoints future research and development directions. It is our hope that this work will encourage new explorations and developments of TV potpourris.


interactive TV TV potpourris interaction techniques multiple displays home entertainment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Radu-Daniel Vatavu
    • 1
  • Matei Mancaş
    • 2
  1. 1.University Ştefan cel Mare of SuceavaRomania
  2. 2.University of MonsBelgium

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