How to Use the PIP Function on the Sony Bravia

by Melissa King

Your Sony Bravia television features a Picture-in-Picture (PIP) function, also called Twin Picture. The PIP function displays the image on your computer monitor on the Bravia screen while simultaneously showing the picture from a TV channel in a smaller inset window. The PIP feature enables you to work on business projects while watching TV. You can also use the feature to give presentations to employees, clients and co-workers.


Connect an HDMI, DVI or HD15-HD15 cable to the appropriate jack on the back of your computer. Connect the other end of the cable to the matching jack on the Sony Bravia TV.


Connect a stereo mini-plug audio cable to your computer's audio output jack if using a DVI or HD15-HD15 cable. Connect the other end of the audio cable to the audio input jack on the TV. You don't need an audio cable if connecting via HDMI.


Press "Input" on the remote control. Highlight "PC" and press "+." The image on your computer monitor displays on the Bravia screen.


Press the "Tools" button on the remote control. Highlight and select "PIP." An inset window appears on the screen.


Move the inset window around by pressing the up, down, left or right arrow keys on the remote control.


Change the channel displayed in the inset window by pressing the "CH +/-" or numeric buttons.


Switch audio between the main screen and the inset window by pressing "Tools" and highlighting "Audio Swap." Press "+" and then highlight the window you want listen to. Press "+" again.


Press "Tools" and select "Exit PIP"; then press "+" to cancel PIP mode.


  • You cannot use Closed Captions (CC) in PIP mode.

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Melissa King began writing in 2001. She spent three years writing for her local newspaper, "The Colt," writing editorials, news stories, product reviews and entertainment pieces. She is also the owner and operator of Howbert Freelance Writing. King holds an Associate of Arts in communications from Tarrant County College.

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