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Picture in picture screen stuck on vizio plasma 42". Cat sat on cable remote a d we have no tv remote and te on/off pip button not working. What do o do?

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You have to go into the "Parental" settings and change the "Rating Enable" setting to off. Default password is 0000. The PIP will not work if your second source is fed into one of the AV inputs. It must be a composite or digital input. You should see the PIP menus once you change the Parental setting even if there is no other source turned on. This info is not in the book - had to call tech support.

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Can you use a splitter somehow to make the cable be two inputs? That is all I can think of.

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SOURCE: Vizio P42HDe Plasma TV - Audio, but no picture

check the backlight inverter and the Y-sus board the one to your left. if those are fine check the bottom right buffer board

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My 42 Inch Vizio experienced the pop of death out-of warranty. I bought mine at Sears and they sent a technician over within a day or so. It turned out to be in the power supply and they shipped a board right out. Total including parts and labor was $280. Although no expensive TV should die after less than 2-years, Sears seems to be able to deal with repair in the home without drama.

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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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Vizio P42 HDTV no picture


Try first unplugging power cable for thirty minutes, then plug back, this will drain power from TV completely and will reset it.

See if it works.

Oct 18, 2008 | Vizio P2 42 in. HD-Ready Plasma Television

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How to reset tv. Have sound but black screen


LCD's use a colorful crystal see through display which only visible when light is shining through it. if you have sound and no picture it's always a faulty PSU. Very easy to change out actually.

Mar 27, 2010 | Vizio GV42L 42 in. LCD Television

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My grandson got hold of the tv remote and turned the pip feature on. we cannot turn it off. help!


Hey there..I had a PIP problem for the last 6 weeks and just solved it with this tip. The solution was in front of me all the time.

Hit the set up button on the TV.
You'll see options to change the language. The last option is to put the TV in "Demo Mode."
Put the TV in Demo mode, when the first screen appears, "Welcome to...." the PIP will disappear.
Hit exit before the screen moves to the "Menu." If you miss it, watch the demo once--it will restart--and hit the exit button the next time you see the "Welcome to" message.

I just did this and it worked for me - i hope it works for you

Dec 25, 2009 | Vizio P2 42 in. HD-Ready Plasma Television

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I have a 50 inch lg plasma tv and the picture is to big.


Ok take your Vizio remote control go to the Lower section of the buttons and look for the - Zoom + button than decrease the zoom.

Jun 19, 2009 | Vizio GV42L 42 in. LCD Television

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Tiny picture


try hitting the PIP button on the remote, sounds like it is in PIP mode, and the vizios have many configurations of PIP

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Yes, the "PIP" is the display of multiple channels at one time. On your remote you need to go to the zoom pip button and press it, if nothing go to the meno then look up the "PIP" tab and go there to try to zoom out.

Jan 29, 2009 | LG DU-42PX12XC 42 in. Plasma HDTV

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Vizio plasma hd 42


Sounds like you hit the PIP (picture in picture) button on the remote. Hit it a few more times and it should go away.

Jun 16, 2008 | Vizio P2 42 in. HD-Ready Plasma Television

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Side by Side Mode


You are looking for the "PIP" (picture-in-picture) button on your remote or in your TV's user menu ("menu" button).

Finding this on the remote and pushing should do it. If not on the remote, you'll find a menu item.

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PIP


Look for a "PIP" (Picture In Picture) button on the remote or in the TV's menu. I suspect that it has been pushed but there is not a second source to view. That would explain the smaller version in the corner.

Apr 08, 2008 | Vizio GV42L 42 in. LCD Television

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