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need help with PIP

by momrae / January 6, 2014 10:30 AM PST

Need help with PIP on samsung UN40EH5300 tv. Have tv connected thru cable box in menu settings I go to PIP turn it on a small PIP screen comes on but just shows scrambled off the air type screen how do I get it to show another channel(station) at the same time as watching a channel in background?

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Clarification Request
So far, sounds right.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 6, 2014 10:33 AM PST
In reply to: need help with PIP

You have one cable box to, and I'm guessing the HDMI port. The PIP would show snow as most folk don't have an antenna there.

If you want PIP from your "cable box" the cable box must provide PIP as a feature, not the TV.
Bob

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thanks for your reply
by momrae / January 6, 2014 10:40 AM PST
In reply to: So far, sounds right.

the cable box remote has PIP setting should I set up the HDMI cord differently or wouldn't that make a difference

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If you are getting a cable TV picture you're done.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 6, 2014 10:45 AM PST
In reply to: thanks for your reply

All you need to ask is the cable co how to get PIP from said cable box. It's not done on the TV unless you want to put an antenna on the antenna port and then PIP would be cable box and antenna. I have yet to see this model offer PIP with say, 2 HDMI sources which would mean (expensive?) 2 cable decoders.

In the future don't omit details such as the cable box decoder box model so folk can write about what it may or may not do.
Bob

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