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No color We were having problems with our DAV-C450, sent it away for repairs, and got it back supposedly fully repaired. It is now playing the CDs fine, but we can't seem to get any color for our DVDs. Everything is crisp and clear - just black and white. The TV is fine and we've checked the connections a few times (though may have missed something, I suppose)... Did the repair men mess something up or did we just install things wrong (even after checking). Any advice would be welcome. Cheers.

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Re: no color

Is the dvd menu in color ? if so it could be in the video process circuit if not try different video cables.

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