QUOTE(ExitRooster @ Nov 9 2007, 02:34 AM)
Why does a dvd player need PiP? Am I missing something? Are you going to watch 2 Blue Ray discs at once? I'm sure there's a logical reason I don't get at this point....
PIP is something that has been a standard feature on HD DVD since day one. The reason/purpose for the feature is to take advantage of commentary and special features while the movie is playing.
Here's a few examples:
Batman Begins and 300 both have 'making of' that show how some of the stuntwork was performed and co-ordinated. Using the PIP feature, you can actually see the comparison of the stuntwork being performed and the finished product. On the BR version of 300, they include the same video, but it loses something when you can't do the comparison.
Other movies use the feature differently. The Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift has a feature where you get an estimate of what it would cost to insure various vehicles in the movie...kind of a novelty, but it just goes to show how they're working interactivity into the movies.