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Im getting black and white picture from my s-video output

I want to use my s-video out to connect on my tv but i am getting only black and white picture,,how can i fix this prob.

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Re: im getting black and white picture from my s-video...

I have the same problem with my msi ex600x notebook, i get a greyscale picture. I was trying to "change the signal or HD format" at the NVidia control panel but it dosen;t matter what kind of signal format i choos, i get the same black and white (grayscale) picture... i'm wondering if my cable could be wrong....

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Re: im getting black and white picture from my s-video...

TV display only black & white alway due to wrong system setting ( NTSC or Pal ).your may need to adjust your TV setting. hope it help

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You could get a VGA to composite or component video converter and direct the signal to your new TV from your PC. One example of the first converter is here: . An example of the VGA to component video is here: . There are other models available. A few VGA to HDMI converters also exist. However, since those need to convert an analog output to digital, they are more expensive.

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