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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Try using another video input source to see if it is just the DVD player, or DVD input, also try using another set of RCA plugs, you would be surprised how many times 1 RCA connector goes bad.If no other input sources work and you are sure your cables are good, speak to a local Tech about possible main board/logic board repair/replacement.
Now--first--connect the DVR cable box HDMI output to the HDTV HDMI input (use the lowest numbered one e.g. HDMI 1) for this connection. Use a standard (not Monster brand) HDMI cable for this connection. Then turn on the TV, turn on the cable box and switch the TV to the HDMI input. A picture should come on. You may even hear the audio on the TV speakers. If so, that is OK.
Then--connect the component video output of the DVD HT to the TV component 1 input. Use a three wire component video cable with red, blue and green connectors on each end. Connect color to color on both ends. Then turn on the DVD, put a DVD in the player and start it running. Switch the TV to the component input and it should show a pix. The audio will come from the DVD player speakers.
If your DVD player does have an HDMI output, you can use it and just connect as above to the second TV HDMI input.
To get audio from the cable box out of the DVD player speakers, you will need to connect an audio cable from the cable box go the HT amplifier. Use a set of RCA patch cables and go from the analog audio output of the cable box to the rear panel audio inputs of the DVD player. The owners manual for this unit will give directions on using this input. Since your HT unit does not have any other inputs, you will not be able to get Dolby Digital audio.
Hope this gives you food for thought. If so, and you have more questions, just come back in with a follow up.
Good luck. Remember, the owners manuals all have hook up connections diagrams. Sometimes they will help.
by all inputs I guess you mean also the rear inputs, when using PIP you are using a second tuner in the set===it has a main and the PIP so it would seem unlikely but I will ask------when a DVD player etc is connected to one of the video inputs on the rear of the set what happens?
If the main channel input is not giving you a picture, you need the tuner checked out or replaced. a good indicator is when you select a channel with the remote you will get just snow(sometimes followed by static in the audio)you do get the picture in picture thru the auxiliary inputs on the tv because they go directly into the audio and video drivers and bypass the RF circuitry. One way of making sure that the tuner is the problem is by hooking up the coaxial out of a vcr or dvd player to the main in or cable in of the tv and selecting channel 3 on the tv and then try a tape or a disc, if you get a picture then suspect something crossed in your installation between pip and main in of your tv set.please your feedback if i answered your question.thanks!
In order of picture and sound quality -- from best to worst:
1. The best way to connect, assuming your TV and A/V Receiver and/or Cable Box have the jacks, is to use a HDMI cable ( this cable is for both sound and video).
2. Use Component Video out to input (3 RCA plugs, Red, Blue & Green) along with RCA Audio out to input (2 RCA plugs for stereo - 1 for mono).
3. Use S-Video out to input (1 din plug) along with RCA Audio out to input (2 RCA plugs for stereo - 1 for mono).
4. Use Video out to input (1 RCA plug, yellow) along with RCA Audio out to input (2 RCA plugs for stereo - 1 for mono).
Be sure to select the correct inputs on your TV and Audio/Video receiver when you are watching TV. For example if you have connected your TV to HDMI 1 and DVD to HDMI 2, you will not see or hear anything if you don't select the correct input on your TV and A/V receiver for the input you want to see and hear.
Detailed connection instructions will be found in your owners' manuals.
Ah split screen just another way of getting two picture in one screen, or sport for he and Opra for her.
Fisrt you must understand what split screen is, it is taking two information from different source and sending the info to the micro to devide the info for two seperat image.
Well something like that but I know you were inpress,
Yes you can. Take the main source you or using I would say the TV box in cable connection or av1 and then your DVD or and VCR to source av2 or 3. When presing split screen or pip you will get one screen showing the main source your tv box and the second your dvd (or VCR) in the source input solector you should be able to change the second amage input with input solector and the tv box change the other.
Oh what a butiful life aint it.
Try this with 7 different source, Cable, satelite, fta, dvd, camera, gaming sytem, and computor,... well that another chapter.
this unit has two tuner modules. one is the main tuner and the other is the slave or the pip tuner. it would apear from your description that the main tuner has failed. it is possible that this can be replaced.
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.
Watching two separate tv channels at the same
time requires two tv channel sources,i.e. a split
of some kind. For instance,the cable coming in thru the wall is split-half to tv or vcr/dvd combo
and then to tv,the other half to cable box,then out to tv.If what I described fails,then you may have an actual tv failure.PIP video is generally a separate circuit from standard video.An expert tech w/service literature should be able to help.
Let me know if you need more assistance.