Question about Hitachi 55HDT51 55 in. HD-Ready Plasma Television

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My Plasma 42PD580DTA

When I watch DVD on S-video or composite video the picture is in Black and white. When I watch tv channels the picture is colour. I tried the DVD player in another TV and the DVDs are colour. so I feel there is a problem with the Plasma.

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  • skygirl Dec 02, 2007

    I used the same lead when I plugged it into my old TV and it worked fine. So maybe it is the TV.

  • skygirl Dec 03, 2007

    Problem solved! I lent over to see behind the TV and accidentally pressed to main switch to turn off the Tv. When I turned the Tv back on the problem had fixed itself..Maybe a restore process or something. thanks anyway..

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I assume your DVD is coming up in colour when you plug it into a standard scart connector? Have you tried using a different S-Video cable because this sound symptomatic of a dodgy lead?
Check the SCART end of your lead for any bent or broken pins.

Failing that if the problem lies with the TV itself I'd really recommend having a pro look at it. Plasma's are expensive and opening it up if you don't know what you are doing is a bad idea.

Posted on Dec 02, 2007

  • jonpitans Dec 03, 2007

    I think its lore likely you nudged the scart lead while you were doing that. My old PS2 did the same thing and you had to jiggle the SCART lead until it went colour.



    Anyway, glad you got it working.

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