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Hitachi PIP problem

Help! My Hitachi is a 42HDS52A. Great TV, except I can't get PIP to work. Is it true that when the main picture is a digital channel, you can't get the PIP from a different digital channel - that it has to be an "air" signal? Seems silly. TV is 2-3 years old. Paid too much for it not to be able to use PIP function. Any help you can give would be appreciated!

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  • Foamy64 Oct 06, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. In PIP, my sub picture does not give me the ability to choose an input video source- it only offers "air" as the input. Even if I had an antenna to use with PIP, it wouldnt do me much good after February '09. I have 100% digital Cable TV on the Main picture. I have emailed Hitachi customer service regarding this problem, and I am awaiting their response.

  • Anonymous Oct 19, 2008

    Please Let us know if you hear from Hitachi! You are very right about paying that much for it not to work. 

  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2008

    The pip function is working but one of the options cannot be changed from air.

  • touriskinc Nov 23, 2008

    I have the same problem on a 42 inch Plasma. Tried everythng - but cannot get any input from "air". All input work fine on one screen but in over a year have never been able to get any input on PIP.

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SOURCE: Digital Tv is stuck on a channel

I have found the solution at last :)
Put the TV in standby and press these buttons in order
Info, Menu, Mute and Power on.
You will then see a hidden menu, on line 12 select reset
Bingo :)

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SOURCE: no signal on digital TV

If you are talking about over the air digital channels I would lean toward ant problems

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SOURCE: 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

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SOURCE: 37" Polaroid LCD TV No signal appears when select channel

I was having same problem, and think I got lucky and found fix.

Try unplugging the TV and waiting 30 seconds, then plug back in.

You will likely get blue screen with "No Signal".

Go to Menu, then scroll down to "Setup". Select "Factory Reset" then hit "Yes."

This did it for me. Wish you all luck.

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