Hello everyone. I'm admittedly a bit of a noob in this area which is why I was hoping to get some good advice from you folks here. Basically, my dad recently purchased a new HDTV and loves it. The only issue is he really misses his old PIP function. With father's day coming up, I was hoping to be able to give that feature back to him. He has Comcast and none of their cable boxes have PIP, so I guess I will need a stand alone unit.
Ideally, I'd like it to be relatively cheap for the setup and relatively simple to use. Installation can be as hard or easy as necessary since I will take care of that for him, but I want him to be able to use it without calling me all the time.
As far as what I prefer, I would like a unit that can take the HD signal from the cable box and under normal viewing, just pass that image to the TV. However, when he wants PIP, then I would like it to be able to display a secondary box. I don't know much about video processors, so I might have to connect an external tuner to the vp in order to have a source for the PIP. That's all fine but like I said, getting the PIP function is number one.
Hopefully I explained everything but please do not hesitate to ask for clarification if I missed something. Thanks in advance guys, I know my dad will appreciate it as well. :-)