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Dual picture problem

wismitch
06-19-2006, 03:48 PM
Hello to all in the High Def Forum. I am a newbie and I have a question. I have a JVC HD-ILA 52" which has a dual picture feature. I receive my signal through a Direct TV HD receiver. I have not been able to get two pictures to show up on the screen. Do I need 2 receivers to do this? The instruction manual does not explain or troubleshoot this condition.
Looking forward to your comments.
PS. I have had the set now for about a month now and the picture is fabulous.
Wismitch

hitdog042
06-19-2006, 04:08 PM
Hello to all in the High Def Forum. I am a newbie and I have a question. I have a JVC HD-ILA 52" which has a dual picture feature. I receive my signal through a Direct TV HD receiver. I have not been able to get two pictures to show up on the screen. Do I need 2 receivers to do this? The instruction manual does not explain or troubleshoot this condition.
Looking forward to your comments.
PS. I have had the set now for about a month now and the picture is fabulous.
Wismitch

Yes, you need two receivers to receiver PIP with DTV.

However, if you don't mind one of the windows being locals, then one window can be DTV and the other your locals via antenna.

Jimbos
06-19-2006, 05:04 PM
Yes, you need two receivers to receiver PIP with DTV.

However, if you don't mind one of the windows being locals, then one window can be DTV and the other your locals via antenna.


Thats what I do .....
Works great !!

Jimbo

2Curious
06-20-2006, 01:23 PM
This is the exact reason I stayed with DishN.
Their dual tuner recievers have TV1 and TV2 ouput in back, so 1 receiver can service 2 TVs in different rooms, or can be used to send TV2 feed to your 2nd TV input to utilize the PIP or Split screen features of our HDTVs.

The receiver itself can also perform it's own PIP functionality in single mode.

Coolest part is having so many options on how you want to use it. You can record a total of 3 programs at once!
I can swap back and forth between 2 games and be able to rewind either of them at any time in single mode using the PIP swap feature.

Almost went with DirecTv, but I love this feature way too much to let it go. Can't watch MLB without it.

KnickFanatic
06-20-2006, 01:37 PM
Hrmmm....
If you do this method of using the locals as the second input of your pip then how do you record your locals with say your HR10-250 dvr? Do you have 2 antennas? One for the tv and 1 for the dvr? Or do you not record the locals from the dvr and just utilize this for PIP purposes?

JWALKER
06-20-2006, 01:50 PM
Right now i play xbox and my wife watches tv with the PIP and we have regular cable. We are on the verge of getting DTV. Will I still be able to play xbox while she watches tv since it is one of the input settings?

hitdog042
06-20-2006, 02:13 PM
Hrmmm....
If you do this method of using the locals as the second input of your pip then how do you record your locals with say your HR10-250 dvr? Do you have 2 antennas? One for the tv and 1 for the dvr? Or do you not record the locals from the dvr and just utilize this for PIP purposes?

You just split the antenna signal, one end to the DVR, one end to the Sat. Any reputable antenna should be more than strong enough to handle it.

hitdog042
06-20-2006, 02:14 PM
Right now i play xbox and my wife watches tv with the PIP and we have regular cable. We are on the verge of getting DTV. Will I still be able to play xbox while she watches tv since it is one of the input settings?

yes.

hitdog042
06-20-2006, 02:15 PM
This is the exact reason I stayed with DishN.
Their dual tuner recievers have TV1 and TV2 ouput in back, so 1 receiver can service 2 TVs in different rooms, or can be used to send TV2 feed to your 2nd TV input to utilize the PIP or Split screen features of our HDTVs.

The receiver itself can also perform it's own PIP functionality in single mode.

Coolest part is having so many options on how you want to use it. You can record a total of 3 programs at once!
I can swap back and forth between 2 games and be able to rewind either of them at any time in single mode using the PIP swap feature.

Almost went with DirecTv, but I love this feature way too much to let it go. Can't watch MLB without it.

I never knew that about DISH N. That's pretty cool.

Too bad I need the NFL as well as MLB.

DJDunn6
06-20-2006, 02:16 PM
You also can not split the screen with that TV with an HDMI cable I have the same tv and it says it in the manual...

TulsaCoker
06-20-2006, 02:54 PM
This is the exact reason I stayed with DishN.
Their dual tuner recievers have TV1 and TV2 ouput in back, so 1 receiver can service 2 TVs in different rooms, or can be used to send TV2 feed to your 2nd TV input to utilize the PIP or Split screen features of our HDTVs.

The receiver itself can also perform it's own PIP functionality in single mode.

Coolest part is having so many options on how you want to use it. You can record a total of 3 programs at once!
I can swap back and forth between 2 games and be able to rewind either of them at any time in single mode using the PIP swap feature.

Almost went with DirecTv, but I love this feature way too much to let it go. Can't watch MLB without it.

The only probelm with Dishes receiver is it has only one HD output. So split screening one HD channel and one SD channel is all you can do.

KnickFanatic
06-21-2006, 08:45 AM
You just split the antenna signal, one end to the DVR, one end to the Sat. Any reputable antenna should be more than strong enough to handle it.


Thanks hitdog....good info. I just have a desktop antenna so I may have to boost that up and try. My dad will love this when he gets his dvr next week. He loves his PIP. :yippee:

wismitch
06-21-2006, 01:26 PM
Thanks for all of your responses.

2Curious, I used to have DishN but they did not carry my local channels, so i switched to Direct. Glad it is working out for you.

Wismitch