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# rubik cube tv.

you manipulate it, rather than the other way round.
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a different channel tuned in to each side of a 6 sided cube (obviously)

each individual side would be made up from 9 smaller squares which can be twisted and manipulated so that you could watch say – eastenders on the top three, neighbours on the bottom three and the film in the middle.

if you set it up on a coffee table in the middle of the room, it would be possible for at least 45 people to each watch something different (as long as 9 of them didn’t mind standing). that would make for an interesting conversation.

 — po, Aug 29 2005

Rubik's Sudoku http://uk.gizmodo.c.../rubiks_sudoku.html
[Dub, Mar 30 2006]

TV kills conversation, don't you know.
 — DrCurry, Aug 29 2005

sssshhhhh!
 — po, Aug 29 2005

<four hours later...> I've got most of ITV over here, but there's still a square of Sky One up in the corner, if I just twist this and this and this... oh no! What's happened to BBC1 now? The corner piece has rotated and Katy's watching some Men and Motors in the top left of Corrie... has anyone seen that Rubik's guide?
 — wagster, Aug 29 2005

 [wagster] Who's got the remote control?

 It'd make a great art exhibit... Each face (screen) playing back a synchronised video, and each square (segment of each screen) showing a different scene..

Awkward to hear who's saying what (you'd need headphones for each of the 45 sub-views).
 — Dub, Aug 29 2005

 Go BIG with stickle brick TV.

Sshhh!
 — skinflaps, Aug 29 2005

 I need to manipulate eastenders into the botton three squares because Sam is about to dig up Dirty Den from the basement...

 re: the Ashes

can I just have a couple of squares at silly mid-on because Warne is so dangerous out there...
 — po, Aug 29 2005

oh...my...god...this is brilliant.
 — theircompetitor, Aug 29 2005

thank god for television commercials, otherwise we would never have time to love and be loved by others.
 — benfrost, Aug 30 2005

 Oddly enough, per CNBC, the NFL has just announced it will be providing a channel where you can watch eight (American) football games simultaneously. Not sure of the screen layout, though (8?!).

So, anyway, start with the sports market, and you have something you can sell.
 — DrCurry, Aug 30 2005

Somthing like BBC's News24 channel, perhaps? I wonder if the Brass Eye ever used the Rubik effect?
 — Dub, Aug 30 2005

 Odd. Now the Dish Network will be offering a "mosaic" option - 6 live channels on one screen.

po - you getting tomorrow's newspapers or something?
 — DrCurry, Aug 30 2005

Is the mosaic made up of live pictures? They'd have to have 6 tuners to do that. I've seen lots of TVs that can do this with freeze frames, but only one picture is live at a time---again, a tuner limitation.
 — krelnik, Aug 30 2005

krelnik: Dish is a satellite network, so I suspect it's not tuners, but a configurable broadcast service. Comcast will be adding a similar mosaic feature on its cable service.
 — DrCurry, Aug 30 2005

just popping out for a lottery ticket and place a bet on a 30-1 outsider at Newmarket with a cute name...
 — po, Aug 30 2005

"Rubik's Cube" ?
 — DrCurry, Aug 30 2005

"sweet pete"
 — po, Aug 30 2005

Alternate title: Rubik's Tube.
 — RayfordSteele, Aug 31 2005

 ive done this at a LAN party before it was crazy.

 just imagine...

 4 T.V.'s dedicated to a hot Halo 2 tourny, 4 tv's running different dvds, 1 hooked up to a playstation, 1 hooked up to a gamecube, another 4 dedicated to halo 2, and two tv's that had been playing halo that had two different reality shows on.

 of course it wasnt like a rubik cube.

 it was like a giant sea of wires, x boxes, other game systems, and generators.

CRAZY MAN
 — seventhinline, Aug 31 2005

po: so, didja win?
 — DrCurry, Aug 31 2005

Cuberoissant.
 — 2 fries shy of a happy meal, Aug 31 2005

Ignoring the obvious technical problems, wouldn't all the squares be too small to make out anything in good enough detail?
 — Mr Phase, Sep 01 2005

That depends on how big the squares are.
 — wagster, Sep 01 2005

sweet pete came first in the next race.
 — po, Sep 01 2005

Clearly you should have been betting on "Mosaic."
 — DrCurry, Sep 01 2005

Oh god, what would happen if you added TiVo to this.
 — toomer34, Sep 03 2005

Myself, I'd like to see the couch that accompanies it.
 — Cuit_au_Four, Sep 05 2005

 Late to the discussion, but what theircompetitor said (with similar emphasis).

Now technobadger's evil laugh activated hand dryer has a competitor for "best idea on the halfbakery" featuring no caps.
 — calum, Sep 05 2005

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