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STLCompGuy

join:2003-01-11
Saint Louis, MO

[CATV] Is it possible to do Picture in Picture with Charter ?

I have Charter cable and I was wondering if I can do Picture in Picture? I have both component and HDMI. I have the latest Charter cable box/DVD. I want to be able to watch both the Orange Bowl and the Cotton bowl on one tv.

Thanks in advance!

-Joe

MrFixit1

join:1999-11-26
Madison, WI
To oversimplify the answer , picture in picture will require a tv with that feature , and also two separate tuners . If you can provide that , it should be doable .
If your cable feed is not all digital , it is somewhat easier .

STLCompGuy

join:2003-01-11
Saint Louis, MO
I assume I have 2 separate tuners. I have a DVR that can record 2 shows at the same time.

passerby

join:2013-03-22
Monroe, MI
reply to STLCompGuy
With two boxes from Charter, yes.

baja7475

join:2009-06-16
Atascadero, CA
kudos:1
I have only one box with charter. All I have to do is push the buttons on my remote that says "picture in picture", I can swap it, move it, change the channel and change the video source all with the charter remote.

MrFixit1

join:1999-11-26
Madison, WI
reply to STLCompGuy
Should really have asked for brands and model numbers to start with
What I did not make clear was that you need 2 tuners with individual outputs to the tv .
The comment on all digital could also have been clearer
Any encrypted feed will require 2 Charter provided provided boxes ( unless your DVR is able to output 2 different feeds at the same time ) .
If the channels (or one off the channels ) that you want to watch are not encrypted , remember that you have a tuner in the TV .
This is the main reason I split the cable feed before the STB ( some channels are still not encrypted here , at least for now )
Since all I use PIP for is to monitor weather or news , still works for me .

MrFixit1

join:1999-11-26
Madison, WI
reply to baja7475
Have to ask , what box do you have ?
Might be time for me to take a trip to the local office
If I could do it all in the STB , it would sure simplify the setup .

baja7475

join:2009-06-16
Atascadero, CA
kudos:1
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arbit3r9

join:2006-02-08
Dorr, MI

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reply to STLCompGuy
with 2 cable box's + tv supports PIP it is doeable, However you will want 2 diff cable box's that don't use same (just call it) IR codes. Otherwise you will have both box's changing to same channels.


TheTechGuru

join:2004-03-25
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reply to STLCompGuy
You'll have to find a TV with that feature.

I can tell you from what I've seen PIP is getting hard to come by, when I do see it it's rather limited.

My Samsung TV has it but it's very limited. The main screen can be any HDMI/Component/Composite source but the PIP box is limited to only the coaxal RF input which can be ATSC OTA, QAM cable or analog NTSC.
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hawk52

join:2010-02-10
Upton, MA
reply to STLCompGuy
I have the same Cisco DVR noted. PIP is regularly used on my Panny The feed is only HDMI from box to TV. I use the channel controller to use PIP. Works just fine.