Isignia DVD RW suddenly lost color. I now only see B&W
I've tried chaning cables, adjustments, etc. But still no color. I have a VCR hooked to the TV also, and it produces a color picture. I switched the DVD and VCR locations on the TV, yet the DVD still produces only B&W.
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There is a specific chip that processs color for the video output, if you are using the RCA connection or Svideo (Yellow or black cable) try the threaded tv cable. If that doesnt work it is probably not worth the $ to fix.
You need to decide which set of inputs or outputs you want to use.
To record, and watch what you have recorded on your TV, you will need TWO sets of audio/visual patch cords. One for recording and the other for playing.
Let's start with the recording.
Look for the Line in or video in plugs on your DVD-VCR unit. Some recorders have separate inputs for the VCR and DVD. Others let you select with the remote. Usually Line 1 is at the back and Line 2 is on the front. Your remote will have "recording source" to let you select, or sometimes you can use the channel up and down arrows to select your input source. Your remote will also allow you to select either the DVD or VCR for recording.
Connect the Yellow plug to the Video In socket, and the red and white plugs to audio in., Connect the other end of the cord to the TV or cable box. Yellow goes to Video Out, red and white go to audio out.
Recording from the cable box is much easier because you wiull always have a signal going into the DVD-VCR recorder no matter what happens at the TV.
Now look for the Video out connection on the DVD-VCR recorder. Connect the Yellow plug to video out and the red and white plugs to audio out. Ignore the other connections at this point. They are for RGB component video. Your DVD -VCR should have one output for both functions. Use that one.
Now connect that cord to a Video one or Video 2 input on your TV.
Test the set-up. Play a DVD or a VHS tape and try to bring it in using the TV remote.
Then turn on a program and try to record it on the DVD-VCR, then play it back.
This sounds very complicated, but all that's involved are two patch cords with three plugs on each end - 12 connections in all and color-coded.
YELLOW is always video.
You can hook your dvd player in tv by using component video input terminal having green-red-blue colors for video signal and red-white for audio signal. so total 5 wires been used here. color order should be exact at both units, tv and dvd player i.e green to green, blue to blue and so on.
vcr can be hooked at composite video input in tv having 3 pins, yellow for video, red-white for audio in both units, vcr and tv. pins color should be exact on both units.
first you do connect cable to your > combo VCR / DVD player & recorder then connect to > to your TV: cable coax output or if that cable have video/audio ouput is going to INPUT >to combo VCR / DVD player video / audio output is going to INPUT > to TV,.that's the time you can record and playback; click below for more information in hooking up:
CONNECT YOUR DVD PLAYER TO SOME OTHER TV .IF THE COLORS ARE OK ,THEN YOUR TV IS AT FAULT .
THE COLORS OF YOUR TV CAN EASILY BE RE ADJUSTED BY A TV SERVICE MAN.
THE CORRECT RATIO OF RED ,GREEN ,BLUE NEEDS TO BE ADJUSTED .