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Why are TV's not having P-I-P anymore............. ?

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by dabig25, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. dabig25

    dabig25 Regular member

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    I had a Hitachi 51S500 rear projection HDTV that went out on me.

    Had it for 3 years. Luckily I got it at C*rcuit C*ty & purchased the
    Advantage Protection Plan.

    I've waited for about 2 months now for the parts to come in from Hitachi, to fix the set. The TV repair people told me to call C.C. & see if I could just get an exchange.

    I called CC & it looks like they will give me Store Credit( which is totally fine w/ me. Since the TV I had is no longer sold by them)

    I'm looking to get the Sony KDS50A2000 rear projecton LCD...


    What really suprised me is that there aren't many TV's anymore that have P-I-P ?

    I used it to watch 2 different sporting events at the same time, but that's about it.

    The salesman told me that it's beacause it's not used much anymore.

    Is this true ? Also could it be beacause of the chance of burn in ?

    Would like to know other folks ideas.
     
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  2. Largarto_

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    I hadn’t noticed that. With multiple tuners/inputs in HDs I think it’s used more now than ever! I hope that’s not true and the sales guy didn’t know what he was talking about.
     
  3. dabig25

    dabig25 Regular member

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    No it's true. I'm hearing & seeing this from other people as well.
     
  4. BluRay

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    what is P-I-P?
     
  5. Largarto_

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    Picture in Picture...alternate viewing in the lower corner window or split screen viewing
     
  6. BluRay

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    oh ok I see, but why dont they do it anymore?
    And why would P-I-P cause a burn in? i thought that only happens when you have one picture in the same postition for a long time?
     
  7. Largarto_

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    Well, that is a picture in a window displayed constantly. Just like leaving the display on. But, I don't think that's much of an issue with new HD's, certainly not DLPs. I suspect it might be bottom line issue and a place to cut corners.
     
  8. Largarto_

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    But, it could be the sign of evolution moving faster than we thought; from the lonely TV in the den to all out HTPC media room since all are adding optimized game modes, PC inputs, and more HDMI inputs.
     
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    I just realised something, my old TV is P-I-P. lol
     
  12. Largarto_

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    Hmm, would it be considered too extravagant to have 2 HDs? :)
     
  13. dabig25

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    No it wouldn't. But I wish.
     
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    I recently bought an LG 32LC2D and it has p-i-p.
     
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    Sorry, I meant the big screen TV's say 46,50 in. & up
     
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    Well what do you guys think about me getting the Sony KDS50A2000 ?
     
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    The missing PIP is basically a cost issue. The TRUE PIP requires twin tuners in one set. Thats why in most cases you only saw that feature on the more expensive sets. There was also a cheaper version that needed a second device like a VCR connected to work. That system used the VCR tuner as the second channel source. Its just a feature that the manufacturers don't feel is used that much anymore. It will slowly be discontinued until it is completely gone. This was info given to me by our area sales reps about a year ago.

    Jerry
     
  18. Largarto_

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    Yes but, the HDs have two: the NTSC and the ATSC tuners. Why NOT offer the PIP? I can’t see where the savings are for the bottom line on profits.
     
  19. Largarto_

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    Why choose the LCD projection over DLP? Is it a style issue?
     
  20. dabig25

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    No, how often do you have to change the bulb for a DLP, compared to a LCD ?
     

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