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Sony KD34XBR960 Twin View PIP?

09-21-2004, 07:28 AM
Recent purchase of this great HDTV though I am having difficulty setting up the Twin View or PIP. I have Comcast HDTV/Motorola Box connected to the Video 5 input (component) and a DVD player to Video 6 (component). I split the incoming cable line to the cable input on the TV and to the cable in on the Comcast/Motrola HDTV Comcast box. Please help? :confused:

09-21-2004, 12:17 PM
I don't think splitting the cable from your vendor to the HD receiver and TV is going to work. The HDTV requires two ATSC cable sources for you to get PIP/Twin View. Some companies make HD boxes that do this like the latest DVR HD receivers that support display of two channels while recording another.

11-03-2004, 01:26 AM
your set has a cable card slot, atsc tuner etc, right? you should be able to use that set up, but you wouldn't get any scrambled channels on the pip. make sure you are telling the split screen which input to use. maybe it is automatically going to input 1 and you have nothing on input 1?

it is also possible that you cannot display 2 HD sources side by side. my JVC cannot.

11-03-2004, 11:32 AM
I thought I read somewhere that the PIP was only standard def and not high def...

11-03-2004, 04:53 PM
You would need TWO high def tuners or sources, My JVC dila won't do side by side with a cable box HD input, it puts the widescreen in the upper left corner and the SD in the lower right. this puts lots of wasted screen space. It does this even with 4:3 because my cable box always outputs 1080i.

01-09-2006, 06:21 PM
I know that you can't view two digital feeds in twinview simultaneously. I have the same television. Video1-7 and any digital input (particularly HD) must be viewed through left side of twinview. Any analog input (through the cable or antennae coaxial inputs) can be viewed in the right box. Otherwise twinview never shows the video inputs or digital feeds through the right side box.