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Topic # 242320 21-Oct-2018 18:57
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I am torn between the Freeview and HTPC forums.

 

I have a Sony Bravia KDL60W600B TV on which I would like to do dual pictures.

 

I have 3 sources all on HDMI but it looks like the dual picture option can not be from the same technology source at the same time.

 

My 3 sources are Sat TV, Home Theatre system and Computer.

 

TV dual picture options appear to be HDMI/Digital, HDMI/Video, HDMI/Analog.... etc

 

So I am thinking of connecting one HDMI source through an HDMI to Composite video adapter.

 

Does anyone have any better ideas?

 

TIA

 

 





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  Reply # 2112046 21-Oct-2018 20:09
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Your satellite box (and possibly your home theatre )should both have composite video outputs



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  Reply # 2112052 21-Oct-2018 20:49
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Brunzy: Your satellite box (and possibly your home theatre )should both have composite video outputs

 

You are quite correct... just checked.

 

Thanks for getting me out of my rigid thinking....

 

Think I was trying to preserve the better quality for Sat TV by using HDMI and doing the second picture from my computer which only has HDMI.

 

I guess there is no reason why I can't have 2 sources from my Sat TV box:

 

1. Sat TV HDMI for better quality TV alone.

 

2. PiP with Sat TV Comp Video and HDMI from computer.

 

Will give it a try :-)

 

Edit: Works a treat.

 

 





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  Reply # 2112129 22-Oct-2018 10:51
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Here is the application for my PiP....

 

I can't see the drive and gate from my house... so when we are expecting visitors we can turn on PiP while watching TV...

 

Click to see full size

 

 





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  Reply # 2112168 22-Oct-2018 12:15
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If that is your only use then a HDMI to composite on the camera DVR would probably be suitable.

 

Whatever you do dont buy one of those HDMI switches that advertises picture in picture - its not, they are just 3 previews of the inputs that go at about 1 FPS and cant be adjusted.





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  Reply # 2112172 22-Oct-2018 12:43
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richms:

 

If that is your only use then a HDMI to composite on the camera DVR would probably be suitable.

 

Whatever you do dont buy one of those HDMI switches that advertises picture in picture - its not, they are just 3 previews of the inputs that go at about 1 FPS and cant be adjusted.

 

 

Cameras are IP via a Gigabyte Brix... No DVR... Brix output options are HDMI and VGA (no VGA input on TV).

 

The specs on those HDMI switchers do look pretty basic.

 

My HDMI sources are Sat TV, Home Theatre system and Brix computer.

 

 





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