SkreensTV is picture-in-picture for the modern era

By Shawn Knight ยท 9 replies
Nov 13, 2014
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  1. The first widespread consumer implementation of picture-in-picture (PiP) can be traced back to the mid-1980s. It's a common feature on most modern televisions yet despite innovations like dual-view that let two different people watch two different shows at the same...

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  2. risc32

    risc32 TS Addict Posts: 209   +96

    I doubt there is much of a market. much?, I mean none, zero. this would have been pretty neat in the 90's, but it wouldn't have caught on any more then the offerings at the time had. I can't help but think that this isn't much different from what was offered then. sure the specs are better, 1080p and all, but can I can't see a group of people ever sitting around a tv watching a screen 1/4 the size while wearing headphones. Yeah, that'll go over great for conversation.
    "so you're telling me I have a chance, yes!"
  3. I saw a Sony 4K TV display 4 inputs simultaneously. I'm not sure if that will be a standard feature on 4K TVs, but if it is, this product is already obsolete.
  4. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,663   +1,949

    Go for 4-screen Minecraft, build 4 times faster! Life is good! :)
  5. Minimum tv size requirements...84"
  6. OneSpeed

    OneSpeed TS Addict Posts: 286   +92

    I'd just a soon buy 3 other tvs and stick them in other rooms. Don't bother me.
  7. So where does sound come into this? There's only so much the human ear can listen to at once. Does this run on mute? If so, is that called an advancement? I love the picture of the grinning zombified family though! Sums up the average TV watcher entirely.
  8. I can see this is some special circumstances however for most people this is too expensive, too little, too late.
  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,967   +2,526

    This is just plain silly. Comcast & Verizon are already locked in a pissing contest with regard how many channels you can watch/record at once. The last thing I heard they were up to 15 at once!

    @Shawn Knight I'm not sure why you're proposing this to be used to monitor surveillance cameras. You can buy a 4 channel starter kit (DVD & 4 cameras, wiring & PSU(s)), for under $200.00. Add a computer monitor with the balance. You'd get the entire system for less than the cost of the switching unit.

    Besides, who wants to trash up their home theater experience watching watching useless people walk by your house. Better to save the footage for the police report.

    This beg Kickstarter / whoever for start up money is a dangerous precedent. That simply based on the fact that not every idea is a good idea. But, every idea is a great idea to the person immersed in the rapture of their own delusion of grandeur. Then too, there's just plain crooks lurking at these sites as well.

    TBH, this is the sort of thing you should be able to find in the electronics accessory department for 50 bucks. It's just past the universal remote controls, but before the antenna amplifiers.
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2014
  10. This product is amazing if you have a home theater and want to watch multiple sporting events at the same time. its a dream product for gamblers/sports bars/fantasy players for football. pretty much a must own product for insane sports fans.

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