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DVD has no color

The screen is in black and white

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  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2007

    the movie is in black and white only we cannot figure out what happened

  • stef et mari Dec 13, 2007

    we don't have any color on the screen and i can't to start a movies...If a use the keys for to change teh brightness or color , it's automaticlay back in black and white...
    please email me
    thank you

  • Mimi13 Dec 30, 2007

    My Disney Princess 13" TV/DVD combo doesn't have any color when playing a DVD. When we first go it sometimes it would have color and sometimes it wouldn't. Now there is no color.

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2008

    Screen was in color, now only black and white.

  • kgore Feb 04, 2008

    I am having the same problem. Anybody found out how to fix the problem?

  • xaidensmommy Feb 29, 2008

    Having the same problem. It was that way the first time we used it, then it worked in color for about 2 days, then went right ack to black and white. Any solutions?

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2008

    player only plays back in black and white..Tried to adjust color, nothing.

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2008

    We bought our dora tv/dvd for christmas for my girls. It started out working fine. Then it started getting all crazy with the colors. First it would be fine, then it would have faint color on the upper and lower thirds of the screen and the middle would be purple or green. Then it would start flashing like a colored strobe light. Now it barely has any color and if I try and adjust the color all the way up it stays the same. I think it has something to do with a chip in the dvd player itself. My girls have a game console and it works fine in either one of the AV slots. Also I have hooked it up to cable and it works fine also. I just wish Emerson would fix this problem, because you know they know it exists.

  • binks_85705 Aug 27, 2008

    plays black and white on my hdmi proscan tv works well on all other sets.

  • lindylady22 Sep 15, 2008

    In mid movie, my dvd switches from color to black and white and then back to color after a random amount of time.

  • robwicks Sep 16, 2008

    I started having this problem after upgrading my firmware.

  • Anonymous Oct 06, 2008

    It only plays black and white.

    I'm no tech guy so I'm going to replace it.

  • 04cause Nov 25, 2008

    Im trying to figure out why it will only play movies in black and white now as well. Should I junk it?

  • cocomarie80 Nov 29, 2008

    All of a sudden our dvd player is just playing in black and white. the picture is clear, we have tried different cords during connection. We are at a loss!

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    Got a new Samsung LCD TV and now the DVD player will only play in black and white. Its been fine for years with our old tv.

  • hillbrooks88 Jan 10, 2009

    My Panasonic DVD player plays dvd in black and white but vcd in colour...........please help

  • outlaw22726 Jan 29, 2009

    the picture is black and white--- how do you fix this problem.

  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2009

    I have the same problem

  • nutzinov Feb 01, 2009

    Same problem

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2009

    i got everything set up and the player is in black in white. its really annoying.



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Check your remote for a button that says, Progressive Scan, or PSCAN. Push it and then play your movie. Should work. Worked for ours. Good luck.

Posted on Dec 15, 2007

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There is a green input for the rca cables where yellow usually is..try plugging it into the yellow off to the side for the video input

Posted on Jul 28, 2008

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I started with solution number of pushing pscan button... my dvd player did not have that option so I pushed the NTSC/PAL button...worked like a dream! Hope this helps someone it is so frustrating when electronics quit working! :|

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Dvd was fine for years anow only plays black and white. Help!

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

From phillips tech support:

open tray, press and hold "1" on remote for 3-5 seconds.

Posted on Mar 17, 2008

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My video was B&W after connecting a new sony tv to an old dvd player.. i changed cables and inputs to no avail.. then i used a s video cable..
presto.. color!! nonetheless,, still required left and right speaker (red & white) cables for sound..
hope this is an option for some of you..

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

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