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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Use three RCA cables, yellow, white and red to connect DVD player to TV as shown in the diagram below. Connect yellow to yellow and white to white. Connect red to red. Select on the TV, the A/V input where the DVD is connected using the TV remote control. Power on TV and DVD, place a disc in tray of DVD player and press PLAY.
Unplug foxtel three video pins cable and plug yellow video cable of dvd then play it, you will get correct and clear picture in video input. You can not plug composite and component video at same time in video input of tv, that is cause of your problem. Thanks
if you connect composit video from your DVD player to the "Y" jack of the tv then you will get only a black and white picture .. the composit video out of your DVD has to be connected to the composit video input of the TV .. or if you have component outputs on your DVD then you can hook those up to the "three" component inputs of the tv .. (you have to have all three hooked up plus 2 audio cables ..
The 37" Vizio I just bought has a very confusing feature where the same input can be used as either the Y channel of the component or the full video channel for composite. If you plug a component source into the TV and then select the composite input ("AV" on the remote), you will see a black and white version of the full component signal (makes sense as the Y channel is just the luminance component). As sad as it is, I was stumped by this for a while until I happened to hit "COMP" and got full color. FWIW, the manual warns about this, but it really doesn't emphasize the point. I wonder how many returns they get because of this.
if it is hooked up with componant, thats the red blue green cables for video, and red white for audio, then you probabily eather dont have the red pluged all the way in, or you have the red audio, and red video---reversed, make sure to check them on the dvd player, and on the tv, if there correct, try using the composit input, that is the yellow red and white
Hi there, My sister-in-law has exactly the same problem and is a common one with this unit. I've spoken to a technician who says that: 1. Hitachi are withdrawing from Australia and there are VERY limited service centres left 2. The problem is a chip on the main board and depending when the TV was made will determine whether the chip is a plu-in or soldered on to the main board - if it's the latter, you'll be up for a main board at around $400 3. He couldn't get the price of the plug-in chip because he couldn't get through to Hitachi.
check your connections again, if you have the audio and video reversed you will get this exact problem
no video/ fuzzy video, and squealy noise out of only one speaker (other will likely sound correct)
You're watching the sound channel, and listening to the video channel basically... hehe
If it's just one video plug, then perhaps you have to set av5 as being in colour somwhere in the menus. If you require three wires for the pictures, as blue, green, and red, then make sure they aren't in the wrong ports.