Instructions on Using Picture-in-Picture on a Sony TV

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Sony's picture-in-picture feature allows the viewer to see two different TV channels at the same time with one of them being displayed in a smaller window in the corner of the screen. The steps for using this feature with the Sony television remote control can be followed when your cable is connected directly from the cable jack in your wall to the back of the television. If a cable box is used then directions for using the cable provider's remote will be needed.

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Things you need

  • Sony remote control
  • Cable connection

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    Click the "PIP" button on the remote control to open the picture-in-picture window. When this window is open, you can select the channels you want to display in the main screen and the smaller window. The PIP window will open on the screen and you can see the channel number for the main screen in the top-right corner and the smaller window channel number directly below. Change the channel number for each window by using the channel "+/-" button on the remote control.

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    Click the "Audio" button on the remote control to change the sound that you hear while watching PIP. This button is yellow. The sound you hear will toggle between the main screen and the smaller window channel.

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    Click the "Swap" button on the remote control to reverse the location of the two views (make the main picture go into the smaller window and the other channel show on the main screen). This button is also yellow.

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    Press the yellow button on the remote that says "Position" to move the smaller window to different corners of the television screen.

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    Push the "PIP" button while you are watching picture in picture to make the smaller window larger. If you press the "PIP" button again the smaller picture will stop showing on the main screen.

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