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I have just run out of my warranty for SONY DVP-NS730P DVD Player. I am getting Black and White video instead of colour now. How can I get the colour video as usual? Thanks

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If you are using composite cables (yellow,red & white), make sure your yellow (video cable) is into the yellow output. if you plugged the wire into the green on the back of the dvd it will give you a black & white picute. But if it is in the yellow then you most likely have a problem with the dvd player that will need to be taken to a service center.

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