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Old 10-20-2009, 02:01 PM   #1
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As I shop around for a new TV, I do not see PIP as a feature for any of the TV's I'm looking at. What happened?

No more PIP as a feature anymore? Are there any TV's with PIP? I've been looking at the SONY line.


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Old 10-20-2009, 04:48 PM   #2
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As I shop around for a new TV, I do not see PIP as a feature for any of the TV's I'm looking at. What happened?

No more PIP as a feature anymore? Are there any TV's with PIP? I've been looking at the SONY line.


??? ???
That's because manufacturers figured that 85% of consumers don't use it so why include it? Most people use their cable HD box or Dish Network HD box, I don't know anyone who uses off the air reception.
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:04 PM   #3
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I don't know anyone who uses off the air reception.
Lots of us use over the air reception...its less compressed than DTV, Dish or cable....... just check out the antenna reception forum.

PS........ my 2009 Pioneer has PIP
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That's because manufacturers figured that 85% of consumers don't use it so why include it? Most people use their cable HD box or Dish Network HD box, I don't know anyone who uses off the air reception.
exactly. when using a cable box or dish reciever the box can only send one channel to the tv at a time. most of the boxes have the pip feature. back in the day before digital cable the pip function was useful on cable ready tvs. since 85% of us use a cable box, etc, the manufatures dropped it to save money.
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:35 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies.

That sucks.

So now I can't monitor what's happening on the TV channel in a sub window while I do things on a computer or watch something else!!!???!!!

What good is the combination of inputs if one can only see one of them at a time! I'm not looking for dual tuners. I'm looking for being able to see two inputs at once! That's not a hardware thing. It's a software thing to put the two inputs which are already there plugged into the TV monitor onto the visual screen! That costs zero dollars except for the original firmware program which they have already developed!

I'm tired of pea brained executives not making products that are wanted.


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Thanks for the replies.

That sucks.

So now I can't monitor what's happening on the TV channel in a sub window while I do things on a computer or watch something else!!!???!!!

What good is the combination of inputs if one can only see one of them at a time! I'm not looking for dual tuners.
I think Hitachi is still making sets with PIP. I'll have to hunt around for model numbers. My older Toshiba 46HM95 has PIP, my newer 52rv535 does not.

To be honest I don't use the feature. If I wanted the feature you describe I'd go firewire from cablebox to PC running VLC, which at the very least should monitor MOST channels except encrypted ones.
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My Samsung has it, but it only works on analog antenna input.

I called and asked if they were going to do a firmware update to use the digital signal and they said no.

I then asked if they knew that there was no analog TV signals anymore and they also answered no??????
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This does make one believe in a modern day conspiracy.




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This does make one believe in a modern day conspiracy.




Sorry, don't follow...

Could you explain, please.
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:22 AM   #10
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When shopping for PIP-you need to look for models with (TWO) Tuners in them.

Those model will support PIP.
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