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  1. ColmARocK

    ColmARocK New Member

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    There is three things I really like on my GTV (logitech revue) :
    - it's always on - Open the tv and you you can browse.
    - Picture into Picture - No input change.
    - Keyboard whit integred touch pad.

    Is there a way to get those three features on a mini-laptop hooked on tv ?
    -For the keyboard I'll buy the logitech unifying receiver.
    -For the "always on" not sure if it will be possible...I think we must have a cpu with low frequency.
    -For the PIP ?? any Idea ?

    Thanks.
     
  2. eferz

    eferz Well-Known Member

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    You can do that with any computer. You just have to disable the power saving modes.

    Technically, just about any modern day computer / operating system has some sort of windowing user interface. So, software wise it would just be a matter of placing a window on top of another window. If you want to implement something hardware wise, look for a television or monitor with built-in PIP capabilities. Otherwise, you're looking for a very specialized device like the ones listed here: Picture-In-Picture
     
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    You can only use the Revue's PIP capabilities with Live TV being inside the picture in picture window.

    Since you have two Logitech Revues and no computer, tablet, or laptop. I would suggest you perform the changes on one Revue while you read the directions on the other.
     
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    Could the function I'm referring to be created by an application? And isn't that what Microsoft's "Windows" became so popular for, the ability to work in one part of the screen while doing a task in another part?


     
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    Sure, but this isn't available for Google TV at the moment. Furthermore, Google TV's configuration wizard takes up the entire screen real estate.
     

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