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Old 25-03-2020, 19:20   #1
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Why not add Picture In Picture mode?

Picture-In-Picture would be useful on the V6. Given that there are two unused tuners on the box, would Virgin Media consider doing this?

Sometimes you want to change the channel during commercial break, but you're not exactly sure when the break is over. PIP would help with this. That's just an example. It would be a great feature.

What do you think?
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Re: Why not add Picture In Picture mode?

All core feature on the V6 are part of the TiVo system, so would be something TiVo themselves would need to add. Considering TiVo have moved on to their 'Hydra' version of their UI rather than continue add major features to the version that's on the V6, I can't see that happening.

Have to be honest, it's quite a niche feature for a PVR with On Demand access anyway. If you think you might miss the start of something, then simply record it or watch it from Catch Up
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Re: Why not add Picture In Picture mode?

I'd rather my TV did it. My last one did and it meant I could game and have long sports events on simultaneously.

I can't see myself using it with multiple TV channels very often, if at all.
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Re: Why not add Picture In Picture mode?

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All core feature on the V6 are part of the TiVo system, so would be something TiVo themselves would need to add. Considering TiVo have moved on to their 'Hydra' version of their UI rather than continue add major features to the version that's on the V6, I can't see that happening.

Have to be honest, it's quite a niche feature for a PVR with On Demand access anyway. If you think you might miss the start of something, then simply record it or watch it from Catch Up
I see what you're saying, but PIP is hardly a niche feature and I was only giving an example of how it could be useful. Another example would be just to see what's on another channel without changing your current one (for example, to see which music video is being played on a music channel). The EPG only gives a general description.
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Re: Why not add Picture In Picture mode?

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I'd rather my TV did it. My last one did and it meant I could game and have long sports events on simultaneously.

I can't see myself using it with multiple TV channels very often, if at all.
It's invaluable for football matches at the end of the season, or the last simultaneous group games in a World/Uefa Cup.
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It's invaluable for football matches at the end of the season, or the last simultaneous group games in a World/Uefa Cup.
As someone who supports a small club in the Scottish Premiership, it's hardly something I have to worry about.
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