Question about GE GTD120 System

1 Answer

Black and White video on S-Video output

Recently, my unit has been displaying its S-Video output only in black and white. I have tried swapping out cables (ruling those out). I have displayed the video on both a TV and a projector and have also run a different DVD player into the TV using the S-Video cables and works fine (thus ruling out the TV). The Yellow RCA Video output is in color, as it should be.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 9 Answers
Re: Black and White video on S-Video output

The Concept of S-video is Splited Video Signal (Luminance for black and white, Chrominance for colors), in your case the luminance is ok but there is no chrominance out. Expert technician is required: Check for dry solder at the s-video out outlet. Good Luck Toufic Malek

Posted on Sep 25, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

2 Answers

My dvd's play in black & white. cant get any color in pitures.


There are three types of display settings. 1 PAL, 2, NTSC and 3, Auto.

The pal and auto makes a display show color while the NTSC allow a display show in black and white but sometimes NTSC also shows color. It is possible that the display format on the movie is NTSC.

To fix this problem, play the movie that shows black and white. When the movie shows in black and white, press PAL/NTSC or P/N on the remote control and it should display in color.

Or Go to the player menu, check video or display setting, change it to Auto.

Problem should be fixed because that's where it lies....

But if it doesn't solve the problem, please let me know so that I may direct you further on what next to do.

I hope you understand the above.

Good luck.

Mar 04, 2011 | Philips Home Theater Systems

1 Answer

Hi,I can play a DVD disc on the system and get sound from the surround sound speakers but I can't get a picture on the tv,Sony Trinitron.The connetions are from the DAV S500:(DVD only)red and white cable...

First try with yellow video output of DAV-S500 in yellow video TV input to get its picture. (yellow output means composite video out)
Green-Blue-Red video output is component output that will be turn on when you switch the unit into Progressive picture mode, that option would be available in Menu of DAV-S500
Hope this info will help you.

Nov 29, 2009 | Sony DAV-S500 System

1 Answer

Bose lifestyles v28 plays dvds in black and white

Check your video output settings in the menu. If you are using a composite video output and do not have the system sut up for it, you will get a B&W picture. Check your menu settings.

Aug 19, 2009 | Bose Lifestyle 28 System

2 Answers

Bose lifestyle 48 dvd black and white only

Go to the "Bose" menu screen viewing on your TV (make sure no dvd is in the player) Go to your Video controls and check your output, chances are, if your using the component output your player is set to "S-Video". Should fix the problem. Hope this helps. If it's still not viewing correctly, post a comment and I will help you some more

Jul 26, 2009 | Bose Lifestyle 48 System

1 Answer

Black and White instead of color

Make sure both S-video (black round connector) and Composite video (yellow connector) are connected to video outputs not inputs. It can also be the S-video is disconected, that will give you a black and white picture. FR

Nov 30, 2008 | Bose Lifestyle 28 System

1 Answer

Movie playing black and white

the problem sounds like its with the s video connection, try using the composite video input

Mar 27, 2008 | Sony DAV-S500 System

1 Answer

No color

There are a couple of possibilities.
1) You may have a red, white and yellow composite cable plugged into the red, blue and green slots


2)you may have more than one video output going to the TV - to fix this, you will want to remove one of these video outputs; if you have an s-video and a yellow cable in cvbs, unplug the s-video cable; if you have an s-video and a red, blue and green cable plugged in, remove the s-video cable; etc etc.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Feb 17, 2008 | Philips HTS3440/37 System

1 Answer

DVDs play in black and white

Try use connect your dvd player with just RCA(composite video) and see if you get regular color picture.If so,you need to go to the system menu to check the video output and see if it is under R Pr Pb-component video setting?If not,be sure to change it to component video setting AND use component video cable to connect to your TV unless your TV don't have this connection.

Feb 03, 2008 | Sony DAV-C990 System

2 Answers

Black and white picture

try need cable or not pushed in all way video cable ok cheak it adjust coler in tv on that input

Jan 24, 2008 | Samsung HT-Q40 System

3 Answers

DVD problem - now only plays in black and white

Check the video connections on the back of the Bose unit. I have a Lifestyle 38 and had an issue with video only playing in black & white. Turned out to be a loose connection.

Nov 10, 2007 | Bose 3 2 1 GSX System

Not finding what you are looking for?
GE GTD120 System Logo

Related Topics:

337 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top GE Home Theater Systems Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

66384 Answers


Level 3 Expert

4518 Answers

T-Comtech Repairs
T-Comtech Repairs

Level 2 Expert

411 Answers

Are you a GE Home Theater System Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides