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Too much green in picture

My zenith plasma television has too much green when I hook it up through the composite video jacks, but it has a good picture when I use the computer jacks. Do you know what this could be?

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  • bribild Dec 03, 2008

    There is only one set of composite video jacks.

  • bribild Dec 03, 2008

    There is a jack that kind of looks like a coax input, that is close to the composite video jacks, but I'm not sure how to, or what I can hook in it. It is round, and has two short knobs on the side of it.

  • bribild Dec 04, 2008

    I have a Zenith 50" plasma tv. When I use the red, green, and blue inputs, the picture has too much green in it. If I use the monitor plug, the picture is fine. The circuit board, for the composite video, unplugs, and is inter-changeable, but I don't want to buy it, if I don't have to. Do you know if this would fix it? The model# is, P50W38H. Thanks, Brian

  • bribild Dec 04, 2008

    That might be the problem, but I think they are plugged in correctly. The red goes to red, theblue to blue, and green to green. I tried to hook up another dvd player to the composite video jacks and there was still too much green. I also tried to tweek the tint, color, etc...

  • bribild Dec 04, 2008

    I have a Zenith 50" plasma tv. When I use the red, green, and blue inputs, the picture has too much green in it. If I use the monitor plug, the picture is fine. The circuit board, for the composite video, unplugs, and is inter-changeable, but I don't want to buy it, if I don't have to. Do you know if this would fix it? The model# is, P50W38H. Thanks, Brian

  • bribild Dec 04, 2008

    I'll try it thanks.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Your 4th post/comment is significant. You posted "The circuit board, for the composite video, unplugs, and is inter-changeable," Perhaps this would address your 6th post "don't want to buy it, if I don't have to.". If they are interchangeable, then relocate/reposition the boards, any order as long as not the original placement. If one of the boards is defective, then the color that is too much would change to blue or red from green.

Additionally, access to a service manual or at the very least a schematic diagram with voltage readings wouold be to your advantage assuming you have a and familiar with DVM or VOM.

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    Louie Role Dec 12, 2008

    Hi again,



    Any updates or developments so far?



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Try a link may be helpful -----

http://www.plasmatvbuyingguide.com/plasmatvreviews/jvc-plasmatv-review.html

Thanks

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    futureloginn Dec 04, 2008

    The best connection from your cable/satellite box, home theater system, or DVD player is HDMI (flat multi-pin connector). If your video source doesn't have HDMI, the next best choice is component (color-coded red, green, and blue jacks), followed by S-Video (round 4-pin jack), then composite (yellow jack).


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    futureloginn Dec 10, 2008

    follow the link -----

    http://www.plasmatvbuyingguide.com/plasm...
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The conenctors or the cable are bad. If you know for a fact that the cables you are using are good, then its probably the board where the ports are sodered too.

You could try to re-soder them but only if your confident you can.

This happens mostly because they have little or no support behind them so when you push in the plugs, it pushes the connection back inside and damages and can eventually snap the sodering points off.

This happened to alot of Dell latitude laptop power connectors we used ain school, kids would pusgh the charger connector in to hard and the three prong connector would break off and fall inside the casing. this was do to just cheap manufacturing on dells part but later corrected in new models.

anyways. You can try to open it up and fix the connectors yourself or go to a t.v. repaire shop, or just order that one part.

I would try the cheaper first.

The green is part of the signal getting interference due to the damaged sodering or pins.

Thats why it works when you use it through other ports, they arent damaged so they look fine.

Let me know how it goes and good luck

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Your plugs are plugged in incorrectly, as into the wrong outlet. Check both the tv side and the dvd(?). Also try changing the saturation of green if you can in the menu settings on the tv

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If possible try first to use a different composite jack so we can check if this is only a problem with the composite jack that you;re using....

Posted on Dec 03, 2008

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    Mark Gil Dec 03, 2008

    Is there no possibility that you can try a different composite cable? If there is that will be better since everything was working fine when you use a computer cable...

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