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Ask Dbstalk:pip In Hd Mode
Posted 09 April 2004 - 07:12 AM
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Posted 09 April 2004 - 07:20 AM
For comparison purposes, take a PC which just barely has enough CPU and/or memory to play a single DVD movie. While it's playing that movie, start playing another (different) DVD movie. The results will not be pleasant.
Posted 12 April 2004 - 04:40 PM
In fact, the original 921 prototype displayed at CES2003 had this HD PIP feature activated but there were many problems with it. The only PIP that came close to working was the 1080i in 1080i and that was with much stuttering with lots of lost frames. The main issue was the mixing of HD scan rates such as 720P and 1080i. Although I know this could be resolved technically with an HD Frame store and scan converter even with frame delay but the cost factor would not be pretty. Bottom line- mixing simple 480i with 480i is easy and low cost but the myriad of Digital ATSC formats in PIP would be a real hardware nightmare and extremely costly.
Posted 12 April 2004 - 06:00 PM