Dell U2410 PIP (Picture in Picture)

dell u2410 pip

Today I wanted to configure my Dell U2410 to use Picture in Picture so I could watch the cricket while I was working 🙂

Now, I thought this was simple.  Select the menu and choose PIP and select HDMI.  Turns out thats not actually the case.  The Dell U2410 only supports PIP for certain inputs.

dell u2410 pip

It took me a while to find, Here is the full list of supported PIP modes that you can actually watch at the same time.

Main Source = VGA
PIP to = DVI, HDMI, DP, Component, Composite

Main source = DVI
PIP to = VGA, DP, Component, Composite

Main Source = HDMI
PIP to = VGA, DP, Component, Composite

Main Source = DP
PIP to = VGA, DVI, HDMI, Component, Composite

Main Source = Component
PIP to = VGA, DVI, HDMI, DP, Composite

Main Source = Composite
PIP to = VGA, DVI, HDMI, DP, Component

My challenge is that I use a Mac Mini with my Dell U2410 and a Apple Thunrderbolt Displasy.  No big deal your thinking?  Switch your cables around.  Well I use the Thunderbolt port for my Thunderbolt Apple Display and the HDMI port for the Dell monitor.  Unfortunatly the Mac Mini cannot send an analogue signal out of the HDMI port, so I cannot use a DVI/VGA convertor.

This article explains the issue with Apple Mac Mini and HDMI ports https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3682821

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One Response to Dell U2410 PIP (Picture in Picture)

  1. Dismayed Display May 25, 2015 at 3:38 am #

    Thanks David,
    Well I’ve been using the monitor for a nearly a year and finally went to set up PIP and when it wouldn’t work the way I hoped, I found your site which explains the symptoms!

    It can select between DVI1 and HDMI, but it can’t do Picture-In-Picture with both ?
    I wouldn’t have bought it had I thought that was the case, but of course it’s too late.

    Then I found that, even though the monitor doesn’t have speakers, Windows 8 thinks it does and hijacks the laptops sound output. Isn’t tech fun ?

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