John MALEC - Chicago IL, Sam T. MELTON - Aurora IL, Justin M. BINNS - Joliet IL, Sven T. DAVIES - Chicago IL,
TAP.TV - Burr Ridge IL
H04N 5/445 H04N 7/173
725 40, 725105
A media managing system and method for controlling and distributing media output at a plurality of output devices includes at least one interface configured to provide to a user a visual graphical menu of a plurality of options to associate signals from media source(s) with the plurality of media output devices and effect signals to the media output devices. A computing device communicates with the interface(s) and the output devices and/or the media source to associate signals from the media source(s) with the plurality of output devices. The visual graphical menu provides a visual graphical display of the media source(s) and at least some of the output devices available for association to permit the user to select and associate the at least one media source with one or more of the plurality of media devices and distribute audio and/or video signals to user selected output devices.