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Vizio PIP second input source

I know that a second input source is required to use pip.
My problem is that where I live a cable box is not used.

Is there a second input source that can be used.

I currently have 1 dvd player as AV, 1 dvd player as Component 1.

How can I configure my vizio pip with something providing the second input signal.

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  • gmckenzie4 Feb 15, 2009

    the second input source can not be a split cable in signal

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Can you use a splitter somehow to make the cable be two inputs? That is all I can think of.

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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.

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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.
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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
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