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Swaping pip images

I have cable tv plugged into then main input of the tv... then i have dvd player in the other input.... when i swap images from the little picture to the big screen, i loose sound (when watching TV only... DVD sound works great) i need to know if it's a simple input card that needs or what i need to do to fix the problem. picture quality is great, just no sound from the TV input

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You need to check your cables. what brand of tv are you using?

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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.

Sep 14, 2011 | Vizio VF550M 55 in. LCD HDTV

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While playing DVD color is not correct and there is a black line down the middle with the image split on either side of the screen.


First, verify that your cable from the DVD player to your TV is connected properly and snug. You can try re-seating the cable to make sure all the connections are tight.

If that fails, I would try another input on your TV. If it works on another input, then your TV may have a problem with the input you initially had the DVD Player plugged into.

Third, try another cable, or output type on your DVD player.

If all of those fail, the problem is most likely to be with your DVD player itself, you can either try to have it repaired or replace it.

Mar 16, 2011 | Zenith XBV441

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Vertical stripes in picture image of new tv. Stripes appear on cable signal and dvd player signal. Have swapped hdmi cable to Av input and the condition remains. Is the tv defective?


if its new and it does this on several different inputs from different vidoe signals, take it back to where you bought it and demand a replacement.

Dec 24, 2010 | LG 42LE5400 42 in. LCD TV

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How does PIP work ? where does the signal come from for the second picture ?


PIP uses the signal from a second tuner to insert a small or split-screen image on the main image. Some TVs have two tuners but most PIP applications need a signal from a VCR tape or tuner (tuner must be digital since 6/12), a DTV box, or a cable box for TV programs. A DVD player can also provide a signal for PIP if a DVD is playing. However some TVs will not allow PIP if the signal inputs are through the HDMI ports.

Sep 22, 2009 | Televison & Video

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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.

Oct 11, 2008 | Vizio L37 Television

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Picture in picture


i am not familiar with this model, but on most sets you will have a button on the remote to activate pip, when active you should be able to adjust channels on the small display with the remote and cycle through inputs. depending on the tv you will either have 2 inputs for your cable/sat/tv feed, or will have 1 with a dual tuner.
check the connections in the back for a second cable input, or hook up a dvd/vcr/game console/etc to test the pip.
start dvd or tape playing, press pip button to display the mini-screen, then use the tv/vcr or input button to cycle through the modes and see if one pops up. most tvs that have pip will also have a swap button on the remote, it may be labeled with text, or it may just look like one screen overlaying another, press that one to swap between displays.

hope this helps,
trin

Nov 16, 2007 | Samsung PCJ522R 52" Rear Projection...

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My JVC PIP Won't work, pls help!


I was told that in order to view 2 different channels at the same time u have to subscribe to SKYCable and use the digital input instead of the antenna input and the antenna input you will have to use the regular antenna since there is only one tuner in the TV

Oct 15, 2007 | Televison & Video

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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)

Sep 25, 2007 | Hitachi 55HDS69 55 in. Plasma Television

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Need help with PIP


When you go into the menu to choose the PIP source the PIP comes on to confirm that a valid source has been selected. It is normal for the PIP to close when the menu is exited. To display the PIP normally you will need a remote with a PIP button. Most universal remotes today have PIP functions but if you get a Zenith original replacement then you are guaranteed to enjoy the other PIP features such as size, position, freeze and swap.

Jul 25, 2007 | Zenith Z36X31D TV

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No pic/sound on main screen


I will recommend replacement of the main tuner

Dec 10, 2006 | Toshiba CN35F95 35" TV

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