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When connecting video or set-top box using composite video cable picture is black and white. If I use S-video I get colour. Video only has scart and tv only has composite/component/s video connectors so I am using a scart to composite or scart to s-video adapter. TV is a new Philips LCD

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  • jondubai Sep 21, 2008

    Thanks - I'm using HDMI on the DVD. Unfortunately the STB from my service provider is fairly primitive and only has scart of composite video output.

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You really cant convert to component. it defeats the whole purpose of upgrading your tv. with your tv you should be using hdmi to connect all your devices your cable box should deffinatly have one. any time you connect component to something else you will get black and white hdmi is totally digital where as component is still analog pluse you dont need audio cables with hdmi its just one digital cable

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