PIP Uses

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  1. David Judah

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    I never use PIP, POP, or the split-screen capability of my Mitsubishi TV, but with events in Iraq and the start of the NCAA basketball tournament, I've found that the split-screen feature is actually very useful.
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    Does anybody else use their PIP functions for this or other purposes?

    DJ
     
  2. Ottis Fletcher

    Ottis Fletcher Stunt Coordinator

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    what kind of signal is your TV reception from? IE digital cable, standard cable, satellite
     
  3. Carl Johnson

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    I very rarely use PIP but that's because I rarely feel the need to watch one television program much less two at the same time. More often than not if I'm using PIP it's when I have company and we're switching between two different games.
     
  4. Ken Custodio

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    I find that I don't use PIP or POP much because I use my home theater setup when watching regular TV and I have a problem with the audio when switching between PIP's. Anyone have a good setup that works?
     
  5. John Stone

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    I have a wireless security camera hooked to one of my TV's inputs. If I'm watching a movie and the doorbell rings, I can see who it is without getting up. It's great for ignoring salespeople, as well as well-dressed families pushing phony smiles and propaganda, for which I have absolutely no interest. [​IMG]
     
  6. David Judah

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    Ottis--I just have regular cable.

    Ken--Sony has the best implementation of PIP audio that I've seen. One button switches audio between the main picture & PIP picture without exchanging. With my Mits, I have to press exchange to get audio with the main picture or the left side of the split-screen.

    John--that's a great use for PIP. I thought about doing something similiar except putting the camera in my young girls' room when they are playing with their toys or getting ready for bed.

    DJ
     
  7. sean_pecor

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    PIP and POP are useful for rudimentary video tape editing because it eliminates the need for two televisions. My wife trains horses, and for training report tapes, she'll bring together various scenes from multiple tapes. PIP and POP are huge timesavers.

    Sean.
     
  8. Walter.S

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    Living in Florida, keeping current on the local weather is a must, especially in the summer. I often bring up the Weather Channel on the PIP to see the local radar when watching another channel, the DVD or the VCR.
     
  9. Tim Hess

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    I play games (no sounds) in PIP with the little woman watching TV!
     
  10. Ken Chan

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    I use PIP for switching between Dave and Jay (and Conan and Kilborn) depending on which guest is on. If you put the PIP window in the lower right corner, it's where the desk is, so you're not missing an important part of the picture.

    //Ken
     
  11. Ralph Summa

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    PIP is a marriage saver for me. I watch UCONN hoops/Red Sox games with no sound on my side, and she watches what she wants on her side.

    Last Friday night I had Maryland/UNC-Wilmington on one side and Miss St./Butler on the other. Both games went down to the buzzer at nearly the same moment. Two unbelievable games!
     
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