Here's how pip works. You have different inputs going into your television. This gives you the oportunity to have different types of signals for each input. ie: dvd, video game, tv tuners, vcr's etc. You select which input will play in your pip.
For instance, the guy crying he should go back to cable...You could use the tuner from the tv for one input, but you need a second tuner for another input.
FioS: You would need 2 tuners to supply 2 seperate stations.
One option...have 2 Set top boxes side by side feeding 2 seperate signals to the tv
Second option: I saw this today..A customer ran one station from the stb next to the tv. He then ran an extra wire from his bedroom reciever to the same tv...that was input two...
Now you have to go to your pip options and select which signal goes to which picture.
switch to Dish Network as their dual-tuner DVR lets you do PIP by just clicking the appropriate button on the remote.
What a concept!!!
Oh how I miss their DVR and menu guide.
Oh how I regret not reading some of these threads before switching(:
Come Feb all analog feeds will need a stb for each input unless you have a QAM so Comcast TW whomever won't work... Fios is just ahead of them
ABSOLUTELY NOT TRUE!! While Comcast and others may drop analog, there is no requirement for them to at this time. This is only for full powered OTA (over the air) stations and people who use an antenna. Comcast and others will continue (for some time at least) to provide analog basic cable that won't require a box or QAM tuner.
I have said this before and I'll say it again. Verizon needs to get their stuff together. The Motorola Boxes are capable of supporting PiP, Verizon just has not made the software upgrade for that to happen. The get two STBs idea is flat CRAZY. My sister in law subscribes to Cox in San Diego and her STB is fully PiP functional.
If you want PiP, keep harping on VERIZON!!!! They are the ones who need to get competitive with the competition and make it happen!!