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Old 04-05-2005, 05:05 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Laz
thanks for the info guys...


i guess they don't really WANT it to work, they would rather have you pay extra for the special box.

I don't think it's that...

The issue here is the type of signal that is being sent from the box to your tv. A coax/cable signal direct from a wall has a big signal with several channels on it. Each channel is assigned a wavelength. Then your TV (when you punch in the channel) filters out that specific wavelength. But the thing is, they are all right there in your TV.

When you have a cable box, the box filters out the right signal and send JUST that signal to your TV. So, if you have P-I-P on your TV it doesn't have that second channel to show you. (having already been filtered out by the box). But, if the P-I-P is on your cable box, it will send the appropriate two signals to your television. Splitting it again (like Keg was talking about) would require that your cable box send all three signals to your TV first. I'm guessing you would need a second box.


If enough people complain, or send in the suggestions, it wouldn't be too hard for a company to build a box that sends more than one signal. In fact, cable companies are always looking for ways to make THEIR product better than everybody else's. So, I would imagine that if you suggested it, there would be a version out in a year or less. The fact is, they are running out of ideas, and nobody ever cares about watching three shows at one time on their regular tv... Football viewers are pretty unique when it comes to stuff like that...


hope that helps...
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