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Dvd player only plays in b&w, and connectors dont seem to match up with tv

This only plays dvds in b&W. I have a plasma tv with scart and also Y, Pb/cb,pr/cr inputs the Pioneer has apparently unlabelled outlets, and whichever way I hook it up the best I can get is b&w or all blue tint or all red tint using the Y, Pb,Pr connections. everything else works fine, and the sound from the dvd is coming loud and clear through the speakers.

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Re: dvd player only plays in b&w, and connectors dont...

Go into the player's setup menu and make sure it's set for the kind of connection you're actually using (component, S-video, composite). Also make sure the connections are pushed "all-the-way-in" Lose connections can cause B&W picture.

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