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RCA CTC203 No Colour in the Video IN or Svideo but colour is present on tv channels.

I have an RCA TV set CTC203 i have had for approximatly 4-5 years. It has the built in Guideplus. While a few nightd back, someone was showing me how to set my REMOTE CONTROL to control the DVD player and VCR, while hitting buttons the tv all of a sudden shut it selt off. I figured it was just one of the buttons on the remote he pressed by accident.

My kids were watching a DVD movie at the same time. And when the tv was shut off, we turned it back on again and all of a sudden there was NO COLOUR in the composite video input on the back. We tried to hook it up to the SVID input and STILL NO colour.

We use the composite input only cause we have the VCR and DVD player hooked throught a switch box that has only Composite video, as there is no other way to hook the VCR to the TV set.

We tried everything to get the colour back. Resetted the Remote , by removing the batterys and reinstalling them. We unplugged the tv set over night , heck even a couple nights. and nothing. It is hard to watch DVDS in black and white.

I read on another forum some where the other night that someone else who had the same tv also had the same problem but didnt mention how it happened. And then the following post he said he got it fixed but doent mention how. I was going to respond but the posts was dated 2003 and in an archive section so i couldnt respond to it.

Is there any way to fix this, like with the remote control?! as it seems like it was a accidental combination of the remote control buttons that generated this problem?! I cant afford a new tv set at this time. and my kids lover thier cartoons. :(

Thank you in advance to anyone that can help me.

Justin Baker

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Re: RCA CTC203 No Colour in the Video IN or Svideo but...

Hi, thankyou for the response but I think you misunderstood the problem iI was trying to explain. The problem is only in the video inputs. in the back that has the no colour. There is colour in the main channels. So unhooking the DVD player and VCR didnt affect the colour in the main channels.. and also did NOT bring the colour BACk to the VIDEO inputs where the DVD player is hooked into. How wold i be able to tell if the video inputs get thier colour back if the dvd is not hooked up to it for signal source?

I dont understand how just messing with the REMOTE control would KILL the colour ONLY in the VIDEO inputs. (both SVID and COMPOSITE have no colour) and NOT the main channels? Just before hitting the bottons to make the tv go off the colour in the VIDEO INPUT source was FINE.. and GREAT colour too! Is there some kind of reset button sequnce using the remote we accidentaly stumbled on that did somethign to Video input color? and can it be reversed?!?

Thanx again!


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Re: RCA CTC203 No Colour in the Video IN or Svideo but...

Try removing your vcr and dvd connections first while watching TV programs alone!. if still there are no colors then your tv have a problem!

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