Picture-in-Picture is one of the most requested features
that I see. I personally don’t get PiP,
never have and never will. I’ve had PiP
on various TVs in the past, but really never found a good reason to use it. I can understand why people would, I’m just
not one of them.
So I have to ask, if PiP was a feature of Media Center would
you use it?
Part of my problem with PiP is the fact that it is going to
get really difficult to manage if you have Extender’s in your home. Say you have two Digital Cable Tuners, one is
being used on the local PC and another member of your family is using the
second one via an Extender. If either person
wants to start a PiP session, you basically have to prompt both users that one
person has requested to steal your tuner.
I have huge doubts that this would work nicely in a home. I’m sure this would be a nightmare for
several users, especially those with kids who could likely care less if they
cut of your TV session.
Another problem I can see is basic conflict management with
regular everyday recording. Starting a
PiP session means selecting if you wish to continue recording or if you really
want to start that PiP session. Sure,
it’s possible to manage both of these issues but I guess I don’t see the reason
to even bother. Do you?