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Samsung scw61 hi8

I am playing back a tape and it is black and white-help

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  • deelucky Apr 02, 2009

    i have a sony camcorder. i used to play my 8mm and hi8 tapes through the camcorder on my sony tv. everything worked just fine. now i have a norcent tv, and when i hook up my camcorder to it the way i used to hook it up to my sony tv it plays back only in black & white. what's up with this? i tried to ask sony and norcent customer service but the former wouldn't talk to me (old equipment) and the latter didn't know (or care).

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I have the same problem! My sony worked just fine, but when I play back with my Samsung 8mm it is black and white! Anybody know what is going on?

Posted on Jan 07, 2010

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