View Full Version : Laptop only plays B/W on TV

11-08-2002, 11:40 AM

Our laptop has a dvd player and we are trying to play it through the TV using an s video cable it will only play in black and white. We only seem to have one refresh speed on this computer.

11-08-2002, 12:47 PM
Refresh is likely not involved with this. As mentioned in the last question you asked here, you need to ensure the type of signal from your laptop is compatable with your TV first.

What DVD player software are you using? Are the options there?

Also most later model TVs can be made to autoselect NTSC or PAL when the signal is in via the AV or S-Video, if you have enabled it (often can be set to PAL or NTSC or AUTO)
Have you read the TV manual, can you set it to Auto?

What format is the DVD in, may say on the packaging?