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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Shades228, Feb 25, 2012.
I agree. If they can do that for the mix channels, they should be able to do it for PIP.
Other than to test, I am using it now for the first time to monitor the rain-delayed Daytona 500 in the small box, while watching almost whatever the heck else I want in the main (PIP w/recorded programs would be a nice feature).
Agree. Dish network did it right with theirs. I'm surprised how clunky directv's is. That being said, it's nice to have it again.
That's would be a good improvement. I also wish it didn't automatically switch to the PIP insert picture as soon as you start it. I assume they do that so you can change the channel, but I still wish there was an option to remain on the existing channel. A few times I forgot to pause what I was watching and it messed things up a little bit.
Not the same deal however in the future I could see a fast swap for PIP options potentially. This would resolve that issue.
The difference is a mix channel is just 1 tuner and it has different audio tracks built into that channel. PIP is 2 different channels and tuners so making the other active is the only way to do it. You couldn't have every audio track of every station available on each channel just to cover all of the possibilities.
How hard could it be (or should it be) to use PIP on the 34.
IMO its not intuitive and poorly implemented at best.
I futz with it for an evening - will probably never use it now.
I've had PIPs in various formats over the years, find them almost useless now with recording devices so slick (certainly compared to the tape days).
If one could switch the sound quickly, they'd be more useful; I have no way of knowing if the '34 can do that or not.
I still don't understand why there were no dedicated PIP buttons on the remote control. Cable and Dish have them on their remotes, why not D*? Without the buttons there, I bet the average users don't even know that the feature is there, and if they do find it, probably won't use it because it takes too many steps to turn it on.
Didnt use it when I had it built-in to my tv's won't use it now....even for sports...
The old UltimateTV boxes had PIP, and I'm pretty sure you were able to swap audio between the windows pretty easily. It sounds to me like there is still some work to do on this feature for the HR34.
I use the PIP feature on my TV when football is on. I'll do side by side with an OTA game on one side, and a Sunday Ticket game on the other. Rarely, though.
To switch between the 2 you just press the down arrow like you would with double play.
You weren't able to swap audio, only the picture.
I will definitely use it more during baseball season, especially when I'm waiting out Rain Delays
I thought you could just highlight the PIP window to hear its audio? Much like the mix channels now? Been a long time since I used one.
I don't have an HR34 so I didn't vote.
I have a TV that does PIP. DirecTv an OTA or two DirecTv receivers, I think its horrid and never use it. Last year I upgrade this TV and its in the closet. Baseball Season is approaching, gonna have two TV's no PIP.
Now that baseball season has started showing games - my answer is daily.
I'm using it now.
Yes, between being both a Mets & Yankees fan, rain delays is my other reason for wanting PIP
I used it on Sunday. I was watching (sleeping through) Nascar when Tiger decided to pull his head, sorry, when Tiger started making a charge.
I will definitely use this feature.
Looks like I can add sun spots to delay.