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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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Re: My Plasma 42PD580DTA

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.

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