Originally Posted by Sharon's Lee
Thanks for pix!
Can HP 1080 do HDTV on one split screen and web search on the other. When my son watches Barney, I'd love to be able to watch something less purple.
The short answer is probably not, but depends on how you're going to be hooked up. If you are connecting cable directly to the TV, then yes. If you are getting TV sig. via STB/DVR, then no, you can't.
There is a limitation to PIP that I didn't realize until just now...others likely noted it, but I missed it. Doh, as Homer would say...
Didn't notice it before, because I had initially played w/the PIP feature when I had cable running straight into the set on the Cable input. I haven't really played w/PIP since I had digital cable installed, w/the TV signal now on the Component 1 input.
Anyway, the limitation is that one of the PIP sources must
be the Cable or Sat source, and the other source one of the remaining inputs (not Cable or Sat). So you can't have Cable and Antenna sources side-by-side (not a big deal), but you also can't have two of the remaining sources on-screen at the same time either:
Video 1-3, Component 1-2, HDMI 1-2, VGA/PC
Can't have Video 1 and Component 1, Component 1 and HDMI, VGA/PC and Component, Component 1 and Component 2, etc.
That's more of a big deal/disappointing. :-(
So you can't have a DVD or video tape playing on one side on component 1 or SVIDEO, and see what's on your TV on the other (if it's input via Component or HDMI), can't have VCR playing on one side and computer on the other, etc. Bummer...this is something I used to do off and on w/my old Panny 60".
This, now that I understand it, makes the HP TV PIP pretty much useless for me.
(I should note, my PIP pics above were done w/a setup that I had connected for troubleshooting direct cable input vs. SA8000 feed over component 1...had split the cable line coming out of the wall and run one line directly into the TV's Cable input, and the other line into the SA8000 HDDVR, which feeds the TV sig to the HP on Component 1.)
I didn't understand your other question.