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Black & white picture on vcr & dvd playback

I am only able to view playback in black and white on my TV. Have swopped scart leads around , removed manual scart selector, tried vcr in isolation and also dvd player in isolation. Colour is good when watching amalogue or digital TV.

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Re: black & white picture on vcr & dvd playback

Check your VCR or DVD for correct region and standard. If I had a camcorder, VCR, or DVD player here in America on Pal standard or eupopean region the same thing would happen.In fact I accedently did that on an unknown switch on the camcorder.

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OK, I think I see the problem there.
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If you can now see the Freeview picture on the TV and change the channels with the Freeview remote then you should be set for recording.

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