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How often do you, or someone in your household, use PiP with the HR34?

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Now that the HR34 is available to all I just wondered how often people are using the PIP function. I used it a couple of times when it was new just to get a feel for it but have never used it when just watching TV. I still use Double Play a lot but I can't bring myself to watch smaller screens.
 

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Now that NASCAR season is back I'll be using it every Sunday, and some Saturday nights, to watch the race on one side and a HotPass driver's channel on the other side of my TV. I can hardly wait! :D
 

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PIP is one of the reasons I just ordered an HR34. I will use PIP several times a week. As soon as its installed, I'll use it to monitor NHL games while watching my teams game. Or if my team is down by a 2 or 3 goals, swap and watch something else. Then use the PIP to keep an eye on the game. If they start to make a come back, I swap back to the game. When the NFL season starts, I'll use it to watch my teams game and monitor other games.

Just wish the remote had buttons for PIP on/off, swap, move, etc. And discrete codes that I could use in my Harmony an AR remotes. Similar to the capabilities that both my flat screens have now. Will have to use macros instead, which are more cumbersome.
 

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I had it for many years on my Toshiba HDTV until I changed it out 1.5 years ago. And used it during Football season. Got the HR34 after football season.

So ask me again next September and my answer will probably be more than once per day.
 

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The baseball games haven't started. So I have only tested it out. But when season gets in full swing, I expect it will be a daily thing.
 

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If it had 1 button access rather than 17.87 steps to enable/disable/move windows etc I might use it more but now it's a nuiscance so I don't bother. Of course a 72" rather than 50" TV might make it better also. :lol:
 

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Only used the PIP feature of the HR34 a few times, mostly just to check it out

PIP has been a feature in my TVs for years and I can probably count the number of times where I have used that one as well.
 

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Didn't vote, but I expect to use it during the baseball season. It would be more useful IMHO if I could swap audio between the two feeds without having to swap pictures. I sometimes prefer to hear the feed from the inset game while watching the larger feed without audio. My old Sony tvs allowed me to do that back in the old analog cable days.
 

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I WANT MORE said:
I used it a bit for NFL. Will probably use it for Nascar with Hotpass.
It does tend to make the screens a bit small on a 65".
With the race today I'll be trying all options but I'm thinking I won't stay with side by side. You're right, it makes the 2 a tad bit small on my 67" TV. I may go with the race full screen and hotpass down in the lower right since none of my favorite drivers are on hotpass this week.
 

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kevinturcotte said:
I RARELY watch Live Tv, so it has no use for me.
Ditto.
I could never understand watching or switching between two things. I want to watch one thing at a time, that's why I got dvrs.
I really like watching racing. Some days I will record as many as three or four races on one day (NASCAR, F-1, Grand-Am, Indycar) and then watch them, sometimes over a two day period.
This is the reason I never saw any value in Double Play.
 
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