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Picture in a Picture

Discussion in 'TiVo Suggestion Avenue' started by The1cartoonkid, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. The1cartoonkid

    The1cartoonkid The1cartoonkid

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    I would like TIVO to offer picture in a picture feature.
    NOT WITH TWO TUNERS!
    I would love to freeze a recorded show and watch live TV as it is being recorded by TIVO. and then swith back to the taped show.
    Or Watch a recorded live TV show and freeze a PIP of what is on the current TV channel and view the TIVO menu.
    New TV do this feature with the aid of two tuners.

    I think it would only be a minor software change. TIVO remote has the PIP button on it.
     
  2. dirtypacman

    dirtypacman Coming and going

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    Most of what you asked can already be done by any current tivo.
    You do need a TV capable of multipule inputs or a VCR in the mix but thats it.

    The only thing that cannot be done is recording 2 live shows and switching back and forth on them.
     
  3. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    I'm thinking what cartoon kid is getting at is the Tivo unit doing the PIP with a TV that doesn't have PIP capabilities. I too would like this feature if possible. On to Tivo suggestions...!
     
  4. MonkeyHouse98

    MonkeyHouse98 BOL# 8100

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    It sad that they include the 'window' button on the remote but they really can't do it. It would be nice to have the window be a mariad of things such as recordings, live tv, or guide and some other video. Perhaps this feature is close at hand.
     
  5. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    There could be an off chance new video decoder chips could do PIP.
     
  6. DrewTivo

    DrewTivo Member

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    At a minimum it would be nice to have live tv remain while in the Tivo menu. Easily done with PIP--make it small in the corner, and then you can access the menus to, e.g., set up recordings, read messages, and so on. No need for a second tuner.
     
  7. romeoz

    romeoz New Member

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