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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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