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PIP trouble My tv when split into the PIP mode will not all me to select another input on the right side of the screen. It only says AIR. Is something hooked up incorrectly. I am using a Direct TV HDMI and DVD player on the compoment input.

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Re: PIP trouble

The only way to get true PIP is to have a cable card. You are able to get these through Comcast for a small rental fee each month. This acts as your other signal other than your regular cable input.

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Re: PIP trouble

Hitachi Tricked consumers into beleiving that true PIP was possible

It's not,you can only use any 1 source( dvd vhs ) and A cable signal via the co ax input (hence the term AIR)

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My vizio flat screen has screen stuck in top right

Your TV is in Picture in Picture (PiP) mode. The small picture is the previous live input. The bigger dark area is the current input where there's no live source.

Find the PiP button on the TV remote or via the TV's menus. Press PiP a number of times to cycle through the options. Stop when the picture is the size you want.

Have a read of your TV manual. Stuff like this is detailed in there.

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Hi Caleb,
To resolve this, please perform the following steps:

  • Turn off the TV and unplug the power cord
  • Connect the HDMI cable to the HDMI port of your laptop.
  • Connect the other end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI input on your HDTV
  • Connect your device using the HDMI connector (Refer to image below)

  • Plug in the power cords for the TV and Xbox
  • Turn on your TV and Xbox
  • Enter the TV Menu and select Setup (Refer to the image and steps mentioned below)

  • To enter the TV Menu, press the Menu button on Remote control
  • Use the left and right buttons (volume buttons) to move between the icons

Select correct input source
  • Input allows you to select the proper source based on how you have your TV and video equipment connected.
  • Press Input on the remote to go directly to the Input Select menu
  • Select HDMI 1 or HDMI 2 (Refer to image below)

If the TV does not work, please follow these steps:

Verify the PIP/POP/PBP function is disabled ( PIP/POP/PBP Compatibility - The only input sources that cannot work together are HDMI with HDMI)
  • Press the Menu button on the remote control or TV
  • Use the Left and Right arrow buttons (Vol +/-) to select PIP/POP/PBP, and then press <Enter>
  • Use the Up and Down arrow buttons (Ch Up/Ch Down) to select PIP/POP/PBP/OFF
  • Use the Left and Right arrow buttons to select Off

If issue is still persists, please move to the next step

Reset the TV current input to its default configuration
  • Press the Menu button on the remote control or TV
  • Use the left and right arrow buttons to select Setup, and then press Enter/OK
  • Use the Up and Down arrow buttons to select Factory Reset, and then press Enter/OK
  • Select Current Input Setting and press Enter/OK
  • Re-check the TV functionality

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How to split my screen on my 60 inch LG plasma TV? My wife would like to watch a show while I play my PS3 at the same time?

Unless the set has a PIP feature (picture in picture) you cannot do it.

PS3 would be hooked to one input (selected for PIP) and tuner in set for the main picture.

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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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How to setup picture in picture function on my tv. panasonic viera 42-px600u

This is controlled by the Split and Swap buttons on the remote; the size of the second picture can be adjusted with the Aspect button. First press split and use the Input button to select the source of the right picture of the split screen (TV channel or video inputs). Then press Swap and use the input button to select the source of the second screen. Swap again if desired or press Aspect to change the size of the main screen window. However, it is not available if you are using the HDMI, PC and SD Card viewing mode. Since the TV doesn't have dual digital tuners, you can't watch two different digital channels on the split screen.

The manual for the Panasonic TH-42PX600U is available from from Panasonic here: . See page 18 of the manual, page 10 of the PDF.

I hope this helps.

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PIP function does not work, the settings is greyed out also! I have a wii, PS3 and freesat :)

Hi nikkicollier,
PiP for your TV works between two different sources. This means between a component source and an HDMI source or between an HDMI source and another HDMI source. PiP also works with a PC connection, e.g. when using the TV as a computer display. PiP does not work between two component sources. The setting will be grayed out when you don't have a configuration that is supported, as the Samsung TV's are usually able to automatically detect which sources are plugged in and available.

I'm not exactly sure what sort of configuration you want your PiP to work in, but try one of the following configurations.
  • TV Cable (through VCR or other via Component input) with Satellite in PiP (via HDMI input)
  • PS3 (via HDMI Input) with Satellite in PiP (via Component Input)
  • Wii via HDMI Input) with PS3 in PiP (via HDMI Input)
You can usually find an HDMI cable for much cheaper at an electronics supplies shop, Radio Shack, or on eBay or Gumtree.
To change your PiP settings:
  1. Press the MENU button on the remote control. Select Picture and press Enter.
  2. Select PIP and press Enter.
  3. Press the enter button again, and press up or down to change the setting to On and press enter again.
    If PIP is activated the screen will display in widescreen (16:9 aspect ratio.)
  4. Press the up or down buttons to select the Source then press the Enter button.
    Select the source of the sub-picture by pressing the up and down arrows and then pressing the Enter button.
    Note: The sub-picture can serve different source selections based on the what the main source is set to.
    You may notice that the picture in the PIP window becomes slightly unnatural when you use the main screen to view a game or karaoke.
You can download the full PDF manual for your TV here (large download at 26MB.) Much of the PIP information can be found on pages 13 and 14.
Good luck, I hope that helps.

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How too make work the small pip on a 52" LCD HD tv samsung

All pip or pop features must have 2 seperate and distinct video sources. With your tv you can choose to have cable split with a 2-way splitter and one feed to cable box and the other directly to a second ant connection on back of tv. If you only have 1 rf input on tv then your second source would have to be from a vcr or dvd etc. once you have 2 seperate sources going you select pip and choose what source you want and both main screen and pip screen will appear. obviously you will only have audio on main screen so if you want to hear pip you have to switch back and forth.

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How to program pip on my vizio

PIP (Picture-in-Picture)
Picture-in-Picture is a feature which allows you to watch two different signal inputs simultaneously, when
Press menu, go to set up (the wrench icon). Drop down one to the button and highlight the option.
Press the button to activate the PIP feature, which will bring up a display showing Style.
Press either the or button to select it to be either PIP, POP or OFF.
Press either the MENU key to return to the previous menu display or the EXIT key to return to your
program if task has been completed.
If PIP is selected, then you will have the options of selecting the Input (Refer to PIP mode on page 60 of
this manual; for different combinations), Size (The size of the little box to watch the second signal) and
Position (Where you want to place the little box with the second signal).
If POP (Regularly called Picture-by-Picture) is selected, you will only have the option to select the Input
as the screen will display the two different signals side by side; each one occupying half of the screen.
Using the AUDIO key allows you to select which audio

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Viewing mode will only go from zoom to wide!!!! please help


Found some relevant info on how to adjust your video settings... You might want to give it a try!

Thanks! =)

4.12 PC Input Picture Adjustment
The Picture Adjust menu operates in the same
way for the PC Input as for the DTV / TV input in
section 4.2 for Backlight, Contrast, Brightness and
Color Temperature.
4.12.1 Auto Adjust
When the MENU button is pressed, the On Screen
Display (OSD) appears on the PICTURE ADJUST
page. Press the button to highlight the Auto
Adjust selection.
Press the button for the LCD HDTV to adjust to
the PC signal timing automatically.
4.12.2 H-SIZE
Press the button to highlight the H-Size selection.
Press the button to start adjusting the horizontal size of the picture. Use the or button to adjust
the horizontal size.
4.12.3 Horizontal Shift
Press the button to highlight the Horizontal Shift selection.
Press the button to start adjusting the horizontal position of the picture. Use the or button to
adjust the horizontal position.
4.12.4 Vertical Shift
Press the button to highlight the Vertical Shift selection.
Press the button to start adjusting the vertical position of the picture. Use the or button to adjust
the vertical position.
4.12.5 Fine Tune
Press the button to highlight the Fine Tune selection.
Press the button to start tuning the to the PC signal. Use the or button to adjust the tuning

4.14.1 Understanding Viewing Features
Your LCD HDTV features four viewing modes and Picture-In-Picture (PIP)/Picture-by-Picture (POP) mode.
You can switch viewing modes using the remote control.
4.14.2 Viewing Modes
Normal Mode
The original 4:3 aspect ratio (1.33:1 source) is preserved, so black bars are
added to the left and right of the display image. Standard TV broadcasts are
displayed with a 4:3 Aspect Ratio. Movies in 4:3 Aspect Ratio may be referred
to as pan-and-scan or full frame. These movies were originally filmed in 16:9
(widescreen), and then modified to fit a traditional TV screen (4:3).
Wide Mode
When watching a standard broadcast or full-frame movie in this mode,
the display image is stretched proportionately to fill the TV screen.
When watching a widescreen (1.78:1 source) program or movie, the
display image fills the TV screen. If you are watching a widescreen
(1.85:1 or 2.35:1 source) program or movie, there will still be black
bars at the top and bottom.
Zoom Mode
When watching a widescreen (1.78:1, 1.85:1, or 2.35:1 source)
program or movie, the display image is zoomed proportionally to fill the
width of the screen. The top and bottom are cut off to remove most of
the source material’s black bars. This mode is good for programs or
movies with sub-titles.
Panoramic Mode
When watching a standard broadcast or full frame movie in this mode,
the 4:3 Aspect Ratio (1.33:1 source) display image is stretched
horizontally on the left and right sides to fill the TV screen. The center
of the image is not stretched.

Note: Viewing modes are saved based on input. For example, you lasted watched a DVD in widescreen
mode and then watched TV in standard mode. When you switch back to DVD input, the viewing mode
will return to widescreen.

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