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PIP doesn't work

When I press the PIP button nothing happens.

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  • jtclarke Oct 23, 2007

    I have a DVD and a HD Cable Box plug in and only the Cable box is turned on.

  • jtclarke Oct 24, 2007

    Thanks, I'll try that and let you know.



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Do you have 2 tuners hooked up or an additional source playing?

Posted on Oct 23, 2007

  • Michael Lugassy
    Michael Lugassy Oct 24, 2007

    Play something in the DVD and try toggling the AV-1/2 first to see both sources. if it works play with the PIP.



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