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Black and White Only

After hooking up my Xbox recently, I'm only able to get a black and white picture. Any idea what would make the output appear in black and white only?

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  • skip0ls Feb 16, 2008

    hey i'm running on a 32" insignia lcd and just hooked up my xbox and i can only get black an white color. i've tried switching the order of color coded cables with no luck. also, i've noticed my dvd player has been acting funny lately too (in regaurds to color). thanks for your help
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  • Tommygun 808 May 06, 2009

    same here bat i have a sonwa tv

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I had a similar problem when I first connected my son's xbox using the Audio/Video cable (red, white, & yellow connectors). I connected the cable to the TV correctly, but incorrectly selected "component" as the input on the TV setup. Result was black and white display. Switch your TV input mode to "AV" or "Audio/Video" and you will get color.

FYI, "component" TV mode is only used with devices that use the red, green, & blue connectors.

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I'm sure it's the xbox OR the connection settings somehow.

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Try another tv. is it the xbox or the tv?

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