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  • Diane Whalen
    Diane Whalen May 23, 2009

    In the set up mode CVBS is not a choice on the video tab. Do you need me to tell you what the other choices are? Also I don't the cable for the s-video, how do I know if I need to use one?

  • Diane Whalen
    Diane Whalen May 23, 2009

    Panasonic DMR-E60. I don't have an S cable handy, I'll need to go out and buy one. Do all DVR players require S cables. I can play a video, I'm just not getting the color.

    The drop down menu on the video tab choice are:

    3-D Y/C separation ON mode

    Hybrid VBR resolution auto

    Still Mode auto

    Seamless pLAY ON mode

    Does that tell you anything?

  • Diane Whalen
    Diane Whalen May 23, 2009

    by the way, the TV is only a 2 years old.

  • Diane Whalen
    Diane Whalen May 23, 2009

    My husband got involved and rechecked the connections, he had plugged something into the wrong spot. Thanks for your help!


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Hi,            If you are using S-Video, make sure to disconnect the yellow RCA cable. DO NOT CONNECT THROUGH A VCR . Make sure that the Audio and Video OUTPUT from the DVD player is going DIRECTLY to a TV and not through anything else. Also, make sure that it is connected on the back of the TV where it says INPUT (yellow, red and white -- not blue, green and red). Make sure that the DVD player OUTPUT (above) is not connected to the VCR. Also, check the following settings on the DVD. Video output -- CVBS (it’s in the set up menu for your DVD player) "To protect copyright, a DVD is designed to only play when directly connected to a TV. The poor picture quality suffered when trying to send the signal through a VCR to the TV is a deliberate engineering feature. This leads to the very common problem of customers hooking up their DVD players through their VCR and getting a substandard result on the TV. Accordingly, we recommend you never hook up your DVD player through a VCR".

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  • Ajith Kumar May 23, 2009

    Yes please give me as much details as you can about ur appliance and also its make and model..

  • Ajith Kumar May 23, 2009

    It could possibly be because of a bad cable. Did you try out with different cable?. Also, the settings on the television may not be properly calibrated. How old is your tv? did this problem happen all of a sudden?

                This seems to be a connection related problem between the TV and the DVD. The causes include:1) It is possible that one of your component video output (red,green and blue jacks) is connected to a composite video input(yellow jack) on the TV. 
    2) You are using the S-video output while your DVD player's output switch is not on the S position.
    3) It could be because of a defective cable.

  • Ajith Kumar May 23, 2009

    Sir, I have seen a similar effect where one end is set to RGB and the other is set to S-Video. So look to the menus in Cable box, DVDR and TV and make sure all are set to the same. Either the box accidentally been switched to output S-video or the trouble is with the  scart leads, i.e. a loose scart connection/adapter with RCA connectors to the tv is faulty.
    We recommend you to check configuraton settings before confirming the root cause as the scart lead. 

  • Ajith Kumar May 23, 2009

    Do you have the manual sir? Could you please check your connections with the manual so that we can confirm whether or not its the scart leads problem. If you dont have the manual please click on the following link 


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