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Can only get a black and white picture for our 360

I have a standard 32" tv (panasonic). I plugged the yellow video cable into the yellow video outlet per the directions. I even tried going into the 360 settings and adjusting the tv from there with no luck? Help!!

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Re: Can only get a black and white picture for our 360

Why don't you just take it to Best Buy or where ever you got it from and then exchange it or you could return it and git your $ back!!!!!!!and rate this Fix Ya please!!!!!

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