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New harmon kardon avr154 receiver only shows B&W

Just bought a harmon kardon avr154 receiver I connected it to my Infocus In72 projector it will only show everything in grainy B&W.
I am currently using svideo cables and have tried HDMI and analog (yellow) cables all have the same reults (grainy B&W) I isolated the projector and when I connect all my components to the the projector using a Radio Shack "distributor" box it works just fine. Also direct port to port compenent to projector works fine as well. I am stumped!!!!! please help

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  • AV4me Nov 17, 2008

    I just tried a Sharp flat screen with the tuner and guess waht it worked just fine! So the problem appears to be with the projector itself.

  • AV4me Nov 17, 2008

    Tried all,but not successful sorry to say, I think I will upgrade my projector. Thank you so VERY much for your time and effort. It is greatly appreciated.


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A good idea would be to auto or manualy tune it into the channel, this may sort the problem out!!

good luck

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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    Lee Hodgson Nov 17, 2008

    check the projector bulbs and all the connections around that area make sure all connections are tight and snug in the sockets and make sure all the bulbs are working correctly

    again good lucl


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Did u changed any settings after u connect your device to the projector.

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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  • fixyy Nov 16, 2008

    remove all the connections again and try reconnecting it again properly and check out.also check any of the jack where u connect the plug is loose internally of properly firm.
    sometimes loose jacks causes this problem.

  • fixyy Nov 16, 2008

    component: These are the Red, Green and Blue phono connection on the back of the unit. This is the best connection available in this unit and it is the way u connect the unit to the TV and u have to say that the picture is stunning; this again is down to the source material. IF you are for example playing a really old movie, where the picture has not been cleaned up then the picture will still look grainy,black and white  but put something like Toy Story, Finding Nemo etc and the picture is gorgeous. You may sometimes see them labelled as Y-Pb-Pr, but essentially each lead breaks the picture down into its respective colours, ie red, blue and green, and therefore by dedicating a cable per colour you get outstanding results.

  • fixyy Nov 16, 2008

    the main thing the jacks of the HARMON KARDON RECEIVER should be inserted in proper sockets .so try inter changing the jacks in to another sockets and check it may work.

    RGB Scart: Again you will need a decent RGB Scart connector, before u purchased by component cables this is the way u connect your player, bear in mind that you may have to set the Scart to RGB Scart within the OSD (On Screen Display) (not all Scart leads are capable of RGB connections, so make sure that you get a RGB Scart should you wish to connect via this method) additionally if you TV has multiple Scart sockets, not all of them may accept an RGB signal so you need to do a little investigating by inserting the wires in all the jacks 1 by 1 and checking in which it gives proper picture and colour.

  • fixyy Nov 16, 2008

    S-Video: this lead basically split the video into 2 signals, therefore giving a slightly clearer picture than the connection worse than it, which is composite; the composite video connection is the yellow phono jack avoid this form of connection if humanly possible.

  • fixyy Nov 16, 2008

    The connections above will put the picture on the screen, but what about audio. There are three methods of audio from this player. The best being the coaxial (orange phono) or the optical connection. The optical connection is literally a fibre optic and when you plug in the cable you can see a red light, it is this light that carries the signal. The other method is using the red and white audio options; again avoid these if possible.

  • fixyy Nov 16, 2008

    rate the solution if it helps u.
    feel free for further assistance .


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