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bad cable or cable not plugged in properly. Black and white will come out if you have a composite (yellow cable) plugged into a green on the RGB. If you are going composite then you need to plug into the yellow video input.
More info would be nice. Are you using HDMI or Component cables. If it is component cables (red, blue, green for video white and red for audio) Check your red and blue connection. Green alone will give you a black and white picture. If you are using an HDMI cable, replace the cable to see if this changes anything or if you have another tv swap cables to see if problem stays with tv or moves to another tv.
If you're using component cabling (red, green, blue cables) a black and white picture will occur when only the green cable is plugged in.
If you're using HDMI cabling, try a different HDMI port and see if your color comes back.
If not, unplug the set from power for a few minutes, plug it back in and see if problem persists.
If you still have the same problem, check the DVD player on another TV. If it shows color on a different TV, then your TV will need a replacement digital board which we can check availability on once we have a specific model number. If it's black and white on a different TV, then you have a problematic DVD player.
Hi,it definetely sounds like the color wheel.The color wheel is a rotating disc that has a gamma of colors it spins at high rpms.The light of the lamp goes through it to create the colors on your tv.When it starts to go bad you will get color distortion ,black and white picture and sometimes you will hear humming noises.Found your color wheel here: http://www.discount-merchant.com/MITSUBISHI-00-L3603-002-p/1162430.htm Have a bless one!