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Can I connect this player to a hdtv?or do I need additional cables because it is only playing in black and white

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Basically -yes; the picture quality may not be to your liking (there are ways to minimize this).
First let's get the units 'talking' to each other. There is no info showing re: the HDTV you're using, so I'll keep things generic.

Easiest: if both units have RF cable connectors (the old screw in cable TV types), hook 'em up with a short piece of cable, and make sure that the channels out & in match (they are ch. 3 or 4).

Next up: Look for RCA jacks for out & in on both units. The colors will be yellow, red & white. The yellow is video, the red & white are audio (lt. & rt. channels) Check the jack's labels to be sure. Fire up the player, and run the set up- Sources In on the TV, and follow the prompts to get both sources 'seeing' each other.

Better quality: Look for S Video connectors on both units (they will be round with 1 square & 3-6 round pins). If you have these & a cable, hook 'em up; you'll also have to do seperate audio connections too. With S video you'll have to check the TV's source menu, and go from there.

Best quality (short of HDMI): at the Video Output & Inputs of both units see if there are 3 RCA jacks (usually grouped & 1ea yellow, green & red (colors can vary due units ages)), match 'em up red->red, etc. this is important since this is how the colors will be displayed!! Now You also have to hook up your audio too. Again, fire up both units, with this type connection the TV may automatically detect the new input; otherwise let the units detect each other and go from there.

Out of the methods above, only the 'S' Video is a specialized cable; for the RCA type cables, regular Audio type cables will work. If there is a lot of RF interferance upgrading to better quality and shielded cables may be necessary.

I hope this helps out.

Regards.

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