This is truly, truly disconcerting. I have not recently searched for a TV with PIP. I outfitted my home with six TV's, ranging from 22" to 55," and one on my sailboat, which is 26." Five of the home TV's are Vizio, and I love them. All have PIP, including the 22"er. Most of the Vizios utilize the PIP, as along with VZ set top boxes, I have Verizon's DCT700's, the PIP source, which only unscramble the FiOS signal so I can watch two channels at the same time. If I'm sitting with someone else who wishes to watch American Idol, I can catch a ball game either PIP, or POP if we're watching the 55"er. The Magnavox on the sailboat also has PIP, so a guest can watch a DVD while another can watch regular TV.
Regarding the Home TV's and the one on the sailboat, the PIP is set up with earphones, so there is audio for both viewings. The sixth TV at home is a 42' Panasonic Plasma that I use in my office. It too has (HAD!!!) PIP/POP, and it was great for watching Bloomberg or an HDMI feed from my PC or laptop, while I caught a golf match, or other channel at the same time. Unfortunately, the HDMI inputs on the Pansonic died and are no longer functional, even after working with Panasonic Tech Support. They just told me to buy another Panasonic ... fat chance in this lifetime. But, I do need to begin a search for a 42" LED TV, with PIP as a key criterion. Moreover, I love the idea of the "thin" sets that are on the market. As I've walked through Costco and viewed the thin sets, I just assumed they all have PIP. Thus, I now find this thread very scary.
I shared all this to help others, who care, to understand that PIP is quite important to me, and perhaps even more important to my guests once they see they have "choices." I get the impression from this thread that PIP TV's are not only difficult to find, but it appears the availability of same is diminishing. This is truly disconcerting, to say the least.
So, for all of the readers who are aligned with the OP, I too align with the underlying premise (with all due respect to those who reacted differently to how it was presented) and would be interested in what is available out there as it pertains to PIP/POP TV's.
As an aside, I read through many forums and participate only in a very few. The reason I participate very little is for no other reason than how the dialogue can ensue. Granted, there is a way to ask questions on a forum. Frustration is often construed negatively, or as a personal attack. Oftentimes it generates a response that may be taken negatively, or at least it may be interpreted as such. Then it escalates to a pi**ing match, and no one learns anything, or the possibility of getting good feedback is diminished significantly.
Trustfully, those who are responding with the same issue, along with those who are just reading (hoping for answers to the PIP TV search dilemma) will get some valuable posts.
I'm just saying ...