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will there ever be picture in picture support for Roku TV?

Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:02 pm

or is it too much for the cpu and software to handle
 
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Re: will there ever be picture in picture support for Roku TV?

Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:13 pm

Is PIP even a feature on any TVs these days? I thought it was a gimmick 10 years ago..
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Re: will there ever be picture in picture support for Roku TV?

Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:29 pm

jeffrok wrote:
Is PIP even a feature on any TVs these days? I thought it was a gimmick 10 years ago..

I used to have it via my cable box (Time Warner, back in the day), but not anymore with FiOS.  
 
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Re: will there ever be picture in picture support for Roku TV?

Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:59 am

jeffrok wrote:
Is PIP even a feature on any TVs these days? I thought it was a gimmick 10 years ago..

It was a gimmick 30 years ago. :)
 
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Re: will there ever be picture in picture support for Roku TV?

Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:54 am

ubrokeit wrote:
or is it too much for the cpu and software to handle

I admit I wondered the same thing.  A family member was contemplating using a 40-50" 4K Roku TV as a computer monitor.  Wanted to be able to display the computer screen (via HDMI input) while playing Roku content in a small window.

I know he could just, ex. play Netflix in a browser window, but the simpler and less taxing on his PC, the better for him...
 
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Re: will there ever be picture in picture support for Roku TV?

Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:18 am

Tivoburkee wrote:
jeffrok wrote:
Is PIP even a feature on any TVs these days? I thought it was a gimmick 10 years ago..

It was a gimmick 30 years ago. :)

Actually, it seems to be making a comeback of sorts. I noticed ESPN as added it to their app (they don't call it PIP though) to allow you to watch multiple events at the same time. I've also seen some other utilization recently on a non-TV device.
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Re: will there ever be picture in picture support for Roku TV?

Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:19 pm

I loved my old TV with PIP and missed it when I got an HDTV.  I could be twice as productive if I could watch two things at once like I did in the past.  :-D

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Re: will there ever be picture in picture support for Roku TV?

Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:01 pm

renojim wrote:
I loved my old TV with PIP and missed it when I got an HDTV.  I could be twice as productive if I could watch two things at once like I did in the past.  :-D

-JT


Don't you mean unproductive? Lol.
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Re: will there ever be picture in picture support for Roku TV?

Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:37 pm

The new ATV resumes playback of whatever you were watching when you enter the channel within a certain time period.  With all the appointment viewing TV apps now days, it would be pretty nice to PIP over to Netflix while FX plays the same commercial 3 times.
 
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Re: will there ever be picture in picture support for Roku TV?

Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:16 pm

I imagine if the Roku TV ever gets PIP, it would not involve decoding multiple streams at the same time (which the hardware may not be able to handle)?

But perhaps they could do PIP between two HDMI inputs, or between an HDMI input and any Roku streaming app (as a group), or between an HDMI input and the Antenna.  Anyone thinks this is achievable with current models?  A goal for Roku OS 9?


P.S.  I see that Apple TV enables some sports/news apps to play 4 feeds at once within the same app, but they do have beefier hardware.  Is this even possible to do when coding a Roku app?

Regardless, running and displaying multiple TV apps concurrently sounds harder still.
 
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Re: will there ever be picture in picture support for Roku TV?

Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:16 pm

One of my HD tvs PIP and I used to use it all the time for 2 sports games, but I just got a bigger tv for the livingroom and it doesn't have it.  :( I miss it! When I subscribed to cable, I used to hook my cable DVR up to one input and then use a coax cable from the wall to my tv for digital cable. And then the PIP feature would work because the wall cable is a seperate input. 

I ditched the cable company and went to Roku. So, now with the Roku, there is no true PIP, but here are a few ideas to help toggle:

1) If you have a tv with the PIP function, then use your Roku as one input and the wall cable digital over the air as your 2nd input. A clear picture may involve buying one of those antennas that you have to stick to a window if you don't subscribe to digital cable.
2) Buy 2 Rokus and put them both on one tv under seperate inputs. Then, choose a show on one, toggle to the other input and put your other show on that one. Then, you should be able to just toggle back and forth between inputs. It might still have to buffer each time (I haven't tried this idea yet), but it's better than changing shows within one Roku. Much less clicks!

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