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Picture in Picture

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by GatorDave, Sep 17, 2007.

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  1. Ron Barry

    Ron Barry 622 Tips & Trick Keeper

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    Not that I am aware of... One thing you can do is PIP side by side quickly by pressing the PIP position button to toggle side by side. Personally once this was added I rarely do a PIP.
     
  2. wje

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    If you're using side-by-side, then pressing PIP MOVE once will bring up the two channels (tuner 1 and tuner 2), pressing it again goes back to normal. I think this is the same thing Ron said, just worded differently.
     
  3. eddieras

    eddieras Godfather

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    thanks guys- is PIP the best way to swap tuners ? i haven't seen another way and was curious...
     
  4. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    The PIP function doesn't swap between tuners... it just shows you two tuners on the screen.

    You have to press the SWAP button to actually change between tuners... and you can do that without pressing PIP at all.
     
  5. Cold Irons

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    This is something that I will just never, never understand.

    I simply did not spend thousands of dollars on a big-screen TV to watch a distorted picture.....and I never use strech on anything - why, why would anyone purposely distort their picture?
     
  6. eddieras

    eddieras Godfather

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    thanks...
     
  7. blizardj

    blizardj New Member

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    Cold Irons said---- why, why would anyone purposely distort their picture?

    Well...

    For me, I just got a brand new Panasonic Plasma. Panasonic says to fill the entire screen for the first 100 hours to break it in.

    So, in order to do that, I have to zoom, stretch, fill, or other wise distort the picture.

    :)

    In 50 more hours, I will go along with Cold Irons...:)

    Although true, I hope you see I'm just funnin you.

    John
     
  8. Cold Irons

    Cold Irons AllStar

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    No problem - just a question that keeps coming up & I can't understand the use of strech... Of course, my Sister & BIL are one of the worst offenders - they always use strech - can't stand to watch at their house.

    And yes - follow whatever instructions came w/your plasma - I've got a 50" Plasma & at least try to avoid the burn-in. One recomendation - calibrate your Plasma - chances are the brightness is set much too high for a normal living room environment. This is the #1 thing you can do to protect your screen.
     
  9. Ron Barry

    Ron Barry 622 Tips & Trick Keeper

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    To swap between Two of the three tuners. Nice enhancement would be to toggle between all three using PIP swap.
     
  10. sthor

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    You are right about that!

    The path to the OTA tuner is murky at best. I am alway pleased and surprised when I find it;)
     
  11. blizardj

    blizardj New Member

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    Thanks for the tip, Cold Irons.

    Panasonic also said to lower the brightness to 0. I noticed right off how much that dimmed the picture from the factory settings of 30.

    I didn't look to see what the range was, but I think it was above the 30 they had it set to.

    Once the break-in is done, I'll be setting it to something between 0 and 30. Although the 30 setting looked pretty good.

    As you can see from my post count, I'm pretty new here. I have enjoyed all the information you guys give out.

    Thanks... Everyone...

    John
     
  12. Ron Barry

    Ron Barry 622 Tips & Trick Keeper

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    Well.. :welcome_s blizardj... Hope you stick around. Great group of folks here.
     
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