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martynz
25-12-2011, 03:32 PM
Just when I get a load of DVDs for Christmas a problem crops up.
I get a b&W pic..... no colour.
I've checked them on my laptop...OK.
I've used a cleaning disc in my player...prob. remains.
I've checked the settings....everything seems normal.

Anyone got any suggestions?

dugimodo
25-12-2011, 04:21 PM
Are they Local or imported DVD's? If they are overseas NTSC ones such as from America the TV has to support NTSC to display them in colour, NZ region 4 uses the PAL colour system, USA region 1 uses NTSC and tends to come out black and white if sent to a PAL TV.

Most newer TVs are multi format capable, some may need to be manually set for PAL / NTSC.

I don't know if this is the problem, but it's one possibility. Dirty disks don't go black and white but thanks for the chuckle. :)

paulw
25-12-2011, 04:40 PM
dugimodo suggestion sounds like the main cause .

Have you checked with a known good disk just in case a cable is not plugged in correctly or damaged..??

dugimodo
25-12-2011, 04:45 PM
Good point, a bad cable connection could also be it. Particularly component I think it might be the one that uses one cable for the colour information (straining to remember cables are something like, Luminence, Chrominence, somethingelsinence)

martynz
25-12-2011, 05:42 PM
Sorted, it was a video cable connection.
Thanks guys.