How to Use a Panasonic PIP

By Andrew Todd

Panasonic manufactures several televisions that offer a picture in picture (PIP) feature. With picture in picture, you can view two input channels simultaneously, with one main picture, which will also have audio, and another small thumbnail of the video transmitting to another input on the television. At any time you can switch the main and secondary inputs, as well as change the location of the secondary video feed. For picture in picture to work, you must have two input channels, meaning that to watch two television stations, you must have two cable boxes.

Things You'll Need

  • Television remote

Step 1

Turn on both devices that you would like to view, such as two cable boxes, a cable box and a DVD player, etc.

Step 2

Turn on the Panasonic television.

Step 3

Press the "PIP" button or "Multi PIP" button on the Panasonic's remote control.

Step 4

Press the "PIP" button or "Multi PIP" button again to cycle through the picture in picture settings. Some models of Panasonic televisions allow "picture and picture," which displays two equally sized video feeds and "picture out picture" which places a bar on the side of the main video display in which to display the secondary video display. This is useful as the secondary feed does not overlap the main feed.

Step 5

Press the "Move" button on the remote control to move the location of the secondary video feed on the screen.

Step 6

Press the "Swap" button on the remote control to make the secondary feed the main feed, and the main feed the secondary feed.

Step 7

Press the "PIP" button or "Multi PIP" button repeatedly to cycle through the PIP settings until the PIP turns off. The PIP is turned off when only one feed is displayed on the screen, and the screen is full size.