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The picture is in blue

We can not get the picture to be in color. It is a blue & white. How do we get the picture to be normal?

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I have a Mitsubusi DVD progressive scan DD6040. It worked great on another TV. I had to switch it. Now on the switched TV,I get sound, but only a black and white picture.

Does anyone know where I can download the instruction manual; I seemed to have misplaced mine.


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Re: The picture is in blue

Are you using an RGB cable?(red green blue) Try playing with both ends of the cable, or replacing it. If it still doesn't work you might have a problem with the RGB output on the player, try using S-video or analog video. Try using the DVD on another TV, just to make sure. Good luck, let us know what happened.

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Why is there no color

If using component video out please make sure that all cables are firmly and securely connected to the player and the TV.
-Component = Green/Blue/Red cables or jacks.

If using the video out please make sure that the TV color settings are not set to grey or black and white.

If everything is connected properly I would recommend to connect the player to another TV to see if the same issue will occur. Also check the color settings on the DVD player under picture mode.


Dec 18, 2012 | Sony DVP-SR200P DVD Player

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There are many methods to do this.
If your cable are ONLY RED,WHITE,YELLOW
1 Plug the red white and yellow cables to there corrosponding jacks on your DVD player
2 Plug the red white and yellow cables to jacks labled video IN, Audio IN. They will be colored on the back of your Tv
3 Plug in the power cable.
4 Turn it on and flip through the inputs on your tv until you see the picture
IF your cables are RED, GREEN, BLUE, RED, AND WHITE
1 Your are using what is called conponent video. This is a high definition video.
2 Three of your plugs are for video. They are Red(Cr) Green(Y) and Blue(Cb)
3 Plug the GREEN into the Y jack
4 Plug the RED into the Cr jack
5 Plug the BLUE into the Cb jack
6 Plug your power cable int o the wall if you havent alredy done so
7 Plug the other red cable into the audio right jack
8 Plug the white cable into the audio left jack
9 Turn it on and surf through the input until you find it
If you have a BLACK, RED and WHITE
Do the same as RED WHITE and YELLOW but
1 Put the black cable into the s-video slot
2 Surf through the inputs until you find the picture
1 This is called HDMI(High-definition multimedia interface)
2 Plug one end into the tv and the other inte you dvd

Thank you for your time, Good luck and I hope this works

Jun 08, 2011 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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No picture

have you connected up correctly, have you selected correct EXTERNAL inputs, you do NOT "tune" a Channel to see picture, you choose external AV input on set. Must connect color to color. 3 for Composite Video AV.Yellow, Video, Red & White Audio. and 5 cables for Component 3 for Video , & 2 for Audio Blue, Green, Red, Also Red & White, Audio.

Mar 18, 2010 | Panasonic DMR-ES10 DVD Recorder

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Trying to hook up the dvd player to the tv and I figured out how to get the color back on but the sound is terrible it sounds like its echoing. Can't figure out the blue green red combination for white red...

Your TV probably has several different ways of connecting video. One is component, which uses three cables. They are red, green, and blue (RGB). The video output on your DVD player will match this color scheme.

Another scheme for video is composite (because it combines the red, green, and blue into one cable). Composite video is usually a yellow "socket". It is simpler to connect, but the video quality is noticeably poorer than component (RGB).

Another scheme is S-Video. This is one cable (round and black), but you will see four pins inside the connector (and four holes in the "socket"). This accounts for the three cables in the component scheme with the convenience of having only one cable. The picture quality is almost as good as component as well.

In your case, there may be confusion between composite and component. If you have red, green, and blue sockets on both the DVD and TV, then make sure you use them and connect them color for color.

Now for the sound, this is simpler. Red is the right channel, and white is the left. Make sure you connect red to red and white to white. Then, viola, everything will be right.

I hope this helps.

Aug 24, 2009 | Philips DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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How to connect to TV

The Yellow/Red/White connectors are Composite+Audio
Yellow carries a composite signal and Red and White Carry left and right audio channels.

Red Green Blue Connectors are Component
Each coloured connector carries one 'component' of the picture

So yes, your extra set of red white yellow cables would be fine to use, just make sure you connect the same colors at each end red-red green-green blue-blue

However..... the red green blue only carry the video, you will still need to carry the Audio, this is usually done either by the red and white (L & R stereo) or your DVD may also have an optical or coaxial output to carry the sound. if there is no equivalent connector on the TV then you may be stuck swapping the red/white cables, usually though there would be 2 sets of red/white connectors one set to go with the yellow, one set to go with RGB.

Apr 22, 2009 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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Rca cables in place of component cables

Typically the Yellow is video and Red and White are Sound. So only one is for video two are for sound normally.
Basically they are about the same thing, the only difference there will be cables are made different. Some cables are better than others at transferring signals be they video or sound. So quality might be affected slightly.

Jan 06, 2009 | Sony RDR-VX515 DVD Recorder/VCR

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No color on dvd player

A cable could cause this problem. I would try using a standard RCA patch cable and go from the composite video output of the DVD player to a composite video input of the TV. See if that produces color. If not, the DVD may be at fault. On the other hand, if you get normal color, the S-video cable could be bad.

Hope this helps.

Dec 14, 2008 | GPX D2816 DVD Player

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Dvd only playing in black and white

Make sure that you connect all of these connections to the right colored cables.

It seems like you only have the green cable connected. Go back and connect the red and blue for both the tv and dvd.

Aug 06, 2008 | Sony DVP-S500D DVD Player

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Split screen

It appears that it has something to do with Progressive Scan been turned on. Progressive Scan is a feature built in your dvd player, wich by using it, it would give you a better picture//resolution on your tv, you need to use Component or HDMI cables to hook up the dvd to your tv if you want this settings, but if you are using composite RCA cables (Red,White & Yellow) and the Progressive funtion is turned on by accident, it may give you a split screen, black & white, or no picture problems. Also if you are using Component (Blue, Green & Red) cables, if one of them is unplug, the picture can be out of colors, or no picture. Check this things, if not, write back with more details about your set up.

Jun 23, 2008 | Panasonic DVD-RP56 DVD Player

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Black and white picture

Try going into player's menu, and set video out or TV type to NTSC.
It might have switched to PAL, or disc is PAL and player is set to any.

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