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Need help getting PIP to work

We have the Phillips Flat Screen and I cant seem to get the PIP to work. Clarification: I can get it to work if I want to watch a movie (from dvd, vcr) and a tv channel. But I cannot get 2 different tv channels to appear. It always says "No Source" on the pip screen. I tried looking in my manual but it was no help. I do not have a cable box. I just have the wire from the wall connected to the tv. Is this the problem? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

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You don't have a problem except you need two tuners. You say you have a VCR, which this has a tuner. Set your VCR to TV and and start the PIP and choose your VCR as the second source. You will now be watching two different channels, one from the TV tuner and one from the VCR tuner. Also just to clarify, you should have the cable wire from the wall running to the INPUT on the VCR and then a cable running from the OUTPUT on the VCR to your TV to make this all work correctly.

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