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Connecting any outside devices (Wii, DVD player) to my LG 42LG70 results in black and white (Wii) and/or reddish tinted picture (DVD player). Switching to different inputs into the back doesn't cure anything. Are the inputs in the back faulty?

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Have you tried another cable or checked to see if the existing one is pushed fully in? This can sometimes be the cause of what you've described.

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