[mythtv-users] Why 2 cards for PIP?
ksaenz at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 03:14:24 UTC 2005
> I can understand why this user would be confused. That you need 2 tuners
> is an artifact of Myth's particular implementation of PiP -- watching two
> different live broadcasts at once. An odd interpretation for a program
> where the whole idea is not to watch live broadcasts at all.
> Original PiP in TV sets, in fact, was single-tuner. You used it to watch
> a live broadcast in a box while watching a signal from something else like
> a VCR. (If the VCR had a tuner you could watch 2 live broadcasts.)
> "2 tuner PiP" was the 2nd generation of PiP.
No I never had a vcr configured anywhere near the Mythtv server.
the only thing I had attached to the tv that displayed Mythtv was a
dvd player, and FM radio.
Last year my set up was.
In lounge room
80cm LG TV
LG Home theater pack (includes little speakers, dvd player, and radio)
Computer system (AMD 2800+, 512 Meg RAM, 80Gig HDD, Fusion DVB card, NIC)
Hp pavilion ze4103s
2x Computer systems (same as above without dvb card)
I could watch tv using mythtv in the lounge room leave it running, and
walk into the study activate mythfrontend and what another channel,
while recording another show using mythtv.
earlier this month I rebuilt the box after my move I accidently called
up PIP but I can't remember the key I pressed I am not sure if it's
Myth or mplayer related.
> I don't think you should ever need PiP once you embrace the DVR vision,
> or if you need it, it would be extremely rare. Almost all TVs made recently
> have it anyway, so I have never felt it should be a priority in Myth, 2 tuners
> or not.
I would like to have to ability to watch two seperate shows without
the need to purchase another dvb. PIP can be handy and the TV set
doesn't have PIP capability. so it is handy
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