Whatever happened to TVs being sold with Picture-In-Picture (PIP), Picture-and-Picture (PAP) and Picture-on-Picture (POP)?
The last time I was shopping for a tv, pretty much every tv could do at least one of these. However, now that I'm shopping for a lower priced (<$2,000) lcd or plasma, the only models which have PIP, PAP or POP that I can find are Vizios. The Sony Bravias have a neutered version which lets you put the "pc input" in a window over your tv input or vice versa. The function of the Vizios is much broader, but still has it limits. For example, you can't watch two HDMI sourced inputs on the Vizio, although most other combinations are allowed.
I'd like a tv which lets me PIP or POP any two inputs. There are times when the kids want to watch something and I want to watch a football or basketball game. I don't mind watching sports without sound (sometimes it's better not to have the bobbleheads giving play-by-play). I understand that a tv which has only one analog tuner can't PIP two analog channels; a tv with only one digital tuner can't POP two digital channels. Outside of that, I don't understand why every tv isn't setup to PIP, PAP and POP every conceivable combination of inputs.
I've looked at Vizio, Sony, Philips, Samsung, Sanyo and LG. So far Vizio is all i can find with almost-useful PIP, PAP or POP. Where did it all go? This feature can't cost much to implement. Am I alone in wanting it?
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