C'Mon Tivo! Picture in Picture

Discussion in 'TiVo Suggestion Avenue' started by heifer624, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. jdndnlk

    jdndnlk New Member

    Feb 5, 2014
    Tivo not having PIP is a total deal breaker for me and many others. I would love to go away from Dish but having 2 tuner PIP is critical for a higher quality viewing experience. We can pause one program for up to an hour while watching something else and then come back to it and watch it commercial free by skipping forward. We always have something "in the backup" to be able to do this. For instance, we can pause CBS when a favorite program is starting, watch something else we like on another station, then return to CBS... or go back and forth. Either way - no commercials .... ever! So It's not seeing two things at once that matters, it's the flexibility 2 tuners offers. This shold be abundantly obvious to even the most basic engineering efforts. Unfortunately Tivo is missing the boat ... and so with great reluctance we stay w/ Dish. And we're not alone in this decision. As soon as Tivo figures this out I will be switching, and buying some stock ... Jim
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    You can do that on TiVo. Although the buffer on TiVo is only 30 minutes. You can cycle through the tuners on TiVo using the live TV button or using the live TV overlay menu.
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  3. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2002
    Staunton, VA
    What Dan said up to the number of tuners on your TiVo (4-6) although listening to your description, you should really be recording your favorite programs. Watching shows when we want is the main benefit of a DVR but being able to skip the commercials is a great benefit.

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  4. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

    Nov 25, 2003
    Although the buffer surfing we can do with the TiVo is limited to just the host DVR; it'd be a whole lot better if a Mini could grab a couple tuners, if available, for the same capability.
  5. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    Directv Genie does PIP. I know there are some cable boxes that do but I don't know which ones.
  6. DaveB673

    DaveB673 New Member

    Jan 1, 2020
    I think that is a good idea. May start looking for a mini...

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