I have never used the PIP feature, but I had the TV turned off for a week and when I turned it back on only Input A&B work and the PIP screen won't go away. When it is on, the rest of the screen is gray. When I switch the PIP with the main screen, the PIP screen is black and will not dissapear.
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Re: PIP is causing problems
You are lucky in that this is problem you can solve yourself with a little diligence. The set has defaulted to the 'Theater Mode'. It happens frequently with this model. It is merely a setting in the customer menu. Go into either SETUP or ADVANCED SETTINGS and look for something refering to 'Thearter Mode' and turn it off. An owners manual would help locate it.
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Some television remote controls have a PIP OFF button, while others only have a PIP button that needs to be pressed repeatedly until the PIP/Twin-View window disappears.
Some Sony rear projection televisions have a FLASH FOCUS button that will turn off the PIP/Twin-View feature.
Some Sony universal remote controls, if programmed to operate a Sony TV, can disable the PIP/Twin-View feature by pressing the REC or ENT button.
If the original TV remote control is not available or is not functioning properly, auto programming the television tuner orperforming a power reset may deactivate the PIP/Twin-View feature.
If pressing the appropriate buttons on the TV remote control does not work, then the PIP/Twin-View window might be from a two-tuner cable or satellite set-top box. If this is the case, use the remote control provided with the set-top box to remove the PIP/Twin-View window.
What inputs are you actually using? If you use VGA as the main display, the PIP feature will work with DVI, 480i (SD) Component Video, S-Video, or Composite video. If you use DVI for the computer's input to the TV, the Component video PIP doesn't have the 480i limit.
Thus if you have VGA from the computer, Hi-def from the X-box isn't going to work. Note: The component video can not be the main screen with VGA input in PIP.
All pip or pop features must have 2 seperate and distinct video sources. With your tv you can choose to have cable split with a 2-way splitter and one feed to cable box and the other directly to a second ant connection on back of tv. If you only have 1 rf input on tv then your second source would have to be from a vcr or dvd etc. once you have 2 seperate sources going you select pip and choose what source you want and both main screen and pip screen will appear. obviously you will only have audio on main screen so if you want to hear pip you have to switch back and forth.
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
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.
From cable box,hook-up yellow,red and white to video input on TV ...Select that input, activate PIP...........Note:Split signal &
give 1/2 to cable box and 1/2 to Antenna A input on TV then hook RF out to tv to Antenna B................Let me know...T.
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
I pressed "Demo" on the front of my TV and it worked, I have an old Sony KP-53XBR35 VIDEOSCOPE XBR - no original remote and the Universal remote has PIP button but would not shut it off.
Finally it's off!!!!