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PIP from S-A cable box is NOT in the corner. Rather it is located near the middle, obscuring too much of the full screen picture. Can the cable box be modified to correct this? My Samsung TV places the PIP in the corner and the size can be changed. Why can't my cable box do the same?

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I have a Visio TV and I've noticed that I don't see the entire picture. On sports events, I can't see the scoreboard.


I would start by checking the Aspect ratio on your TV. You may have to navigate through your systems menu and locate settings to find this. (It should be located near the middle of your remote)
There would likely be a few options, one of which may be 'Auto'
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It sounds like you might be in the PIP mode. check your remote for the PIP (Picture in Picture) and go hit it several times the picture should move around on the screen one of them should be the OFF.

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Picture issues on my 32" Samsung Smart TV


I would go through the menu settings on your cable box, because from what you have said, the TV doesn't sound like the source of the problem. If you have to, call your cable service provider for help. They should be able to help you over the phone with their box's settings.

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HOW DO YOU TURN OFF PIP ON HP LC3260N


Hello, it's not PiP that's on , it[s a closed caption issue. the CC is in the text mode and is an easy fix. just press the CC button on the remote (it's located above the 1 button) till it says off on the tv screen, or if you use closed caption select CC1. this should take care of your problem......thanks, Terry

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Panasonic p50u20b - picture shrunk into top right hand corner of screen


seems you have found the PiP (Picture in Picture) if you still have the orignal remote press the pip button or the cancel button

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How do you get the picture in picture to work? What two sources can you use, a cable box and what?


The Picture in Picture (PIP) on VIZIO televisions works on multiple input sources. This means you have to have signal or a device connected to more than one input on the television and have both inputs selected to display the information going to them. Here is an example. Let's say you have an HD cable box connected to your television and you would like to have more than one channel displayed on the screen in order to keep an eye on both football games at the same time. With one device connected that's not going to work out the way our TV functions. What you want to do is get a coaxial splitter and two extra coaxial cables; these can be found anywhere home theater equipment is sold. Then follow these steps.

1. Turn off both your cable box and television.

2. Take the coaxial cable that comes OUT from the wall and connects to the IN of your cable box and disconnect it.

3. Connect that cable to the IN on your coaxial splitter.

4. Connect your two extra coaxial cables to the OUTs on your coaxial splitter. We will call them cable 1 and Cable 2, just because.

5. Connect cable 1 directly to the DTV/TV input on your television.

6. Connect Cable 2 directly to the IN on your cable box, this will be the same connection you removed it from in step #2. Your HD cable box should still be connected to your television with either an HDMI cable or Component cables (Identified by their Green, Red, Blue colors for video and Red and White cables for audio.)

7. Power on both the cable box and your television. Using the INPUT button on your VIZIO remote select the input connection where your cable box is located your cable box picture should come up on the Main screen.

8. Press the PIP button on your VIZIO remote to bring up the small box in the corner. Press the PIP input button until you select the TV input and you should be ready to go. You may need to perform a channel scan with your TV tuner to locate all available channels before you do this step. In order to understand better how to perform a channel scan please check under the F.A.Q.s in the discussion area of your particular model television.

In order to change channels in the small screen use the PIP CH - and + buttons located near the bottom of the remote. You can swap picture in the Main and Sub screens using the swap button and swap which screen will sound off its audio by using the AUDIO button. You might notice an X next to some of the selections in the INPUT and PIP INPUT screens when you have PIP activated. That means that input selection is unavailable and cannot be used. For example, if you have the input TV selected on your main screen then if you press the PIP INPUT button and bring up that input menu you will see X's next to the TV and AV selections. The X's mean that when you have TV on the main screen you won't be able to use TV or AV on the small screen. Instead you would need to use any of the input selections that do not have an X attached to them.

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A black box in the top left corner of the screen


Make sure that the PIP (Picture in picture) function is disabled.

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PIP


The Picture in Picture (PIP) on VIZIO televisions works on multiple input sources. This means you have to have signal or a device connected to more than one input on the television and have both inputs selected to display the information going to them. Here is an example. Lets say you have an HD cable box connected to your television and you would like to have more than one channel displayed on the screen in order to keep an eye on both football games at the same time. With one device connected thats not going to work out the way our TV functions. What you want to do is get a coaxial splitter and two extra coaxial cables, these can be found anywhere home theater equipment is sold. Then follow these steps.
1. Turn off both your cable box and television.
2. Take the coaxial cable that comes OUT from the wall and connects to the IN of your cable box and disconnect it.
3. Connect that cable to the IN on your coaxial splitter.
4. Connect your two extra coaxial cables to the OUTs on your coaxial splitter. We will call them cable 1 and Cable 2, just because.
5. Connect cable 1 directly to the DTV/TV input on your television.
6. Connect Cable 2 directly to the IN on your cable box, this will be the same connection you removed it from in step #2. Your HD cable box should still be connected to your television with either an HDMI cable or Component cables (Identified by thier Green, Red, Blue colors for video and Red and White cables for audio.)
7. Power on both the cable box and your television. Using the INPUT button on your VIZIO remote select the input connection where your cable box is located your cable box picture should come up on the Main screen.
8. Press the PIP button on your VIZIO remote to bring up the small box in the corner. Press the PIP input button until you select the TV input and you should be ready to go. You may need to perform a channel scan with your TV tuner to locate all available channels before you do this step. In order to understand better how to perform a channel scan please check under the F.A.Q.s in the discussion area of your particular model television.
In order to change channels in the small screen use the PIP CH - and +
buttons located near the bottom of the remote. You can swap picture in
the Main and Sub screens using the swap button and swap which screen
will sound off its audio by using the AUDIO button. You might notice an
X next to some of the selections in the INPUT and PIP INPUT screens
when you have PIP activated. That means that input selection is
unavailable and can not be used. For example if you have the input TV
selected on your main screen. If you press the PIP INPUT button and
bring up that input menu you will see X's next to the TV and AV
selections. The X's mean that when you have TV on the main screen you
wont be able to use TV or AV on the small screen. Instead you would need to use any of the input selections that do not have an X attached to them. PIP like this is not possible using any dish or satellite broadcasting companies as all of their signals must go through their boxes to be decoded. The televisions internal tuner can not handle those signals and turn them into anything watchable. If you are using one of these companies contact them to see if they offer a set top box that does PIP on its own and doesn't need the televisions help to accomplish it.

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PIP DISPLAYED IN ALL FOUR CORNERS OF PIX. UNPLUG UNIT MOMENTARILY TO RESET. or the pip modual has failed.

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You have CC (closed captioning) turned on and it is set to text mode.....Go to the menu on the remote use the right arrow and hilight "C.CAPT",use the down arrow to highlight "C.CAPT",use the right arrow and highlight "off" then exit button on remote.

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