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Can't get color when playing color movies, picturee is in black and white. sound OK. tv color OK when watching tv only. Visio TV, memorex home theatre vcr. what's the problem.

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  • gene_p Feb 01, 2010

    I said vcr on my original complaint but the Memorex is a DVD player. Is their head cleaners for dvd?

  • gene_p Feb 01, 2010

    tried a philips laser lens cleaner, did not work. how does one realign the heads?

  • gene_p Feb 02, 2010

    The dvd player is a Memorex model STS71E-R, manufactured in 2006. Serial # EJ210FC

    050220. The TV is a Visio VW32L HDTV40A Serial # LUTDJA0105937 purchased new in Feb 2009. Does this info help?


  • gene_p Feb 02, 2010

    what type of cables do you suggest? rca type cables are what I am now using,

  • gene_p Feb 03, 2010

    My Memorex model STS71E-R dvd player produces color on my RCA model 20F420T Television using the same RCA cable that I was using when connected to my VISIO model VW32LHDTV40A television. The VISIO TV

  • gene_p Feb 03, 2010

    I connected my Memorex model STS71E-R dvd player to a RCA model 20F420T tv using the same RCA cable that was used when connecting the dvd player to my VISIO model VW32LHDTV40A tv. Perfect color, only black and white on the VISIO tv. You mention menu, what menu? Is there a different cable for VISIO? The dvd player does not have HDMI DTV capability. Any suggestions? Please be specific. Thank you.

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    won't play in color--why


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Any number of problems can cause no color. For example, a very dirty video head, a defective head or even mechanical misalignment to name a few. Try using a wet type head cleaner, they seem to work better for excessive dirt on the video heads which is usually the problem with no color and is the easiest to fix.

Let me know how this works out for you.


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  • Benjamin Patri
    Benjamin Patri Feb 01, 2010

    Is it a new player?

    Usually it is a S-Video cable that is bad or loose or a PAL/NTSC (video type) problem, which the second can be fixed in the menu usually.

  • Benjamin Patri
    Benjamin Patri Feb 01, 2010

    If it isn't a VCR, then it doesn't have heads. Like I said in my previous post, it is either a video cable or the format that the player is reading is off. PAL and NTSC are two different formats depending on where in the world you are.

    You also did not answer my previous two questions which would help me help you.

  • Benjamin Patri
    Benjamin Patri Feb 02, 2010

    Alright, yes that helps, thank you.

    Now have you tried connecting the player with a new set of cables at all? Try doing this then if you haven't. You can get new cables from a local tv or electronics store.

    Also are there any other players or anything else connected to this tv that are having the same problem? Have you tried checking the menu on the tv and dvd player for possible settings that may have been switched in the video format sections?

  • Benjamin Patri
    Benjamin Patri Feb 03, 2010

    I'm just saying to try a different RCA cable to see if that is the problem. Otherwise you may also just want to reset both the tv and the dvd player or check the menu on both of them to see what type of video format that they are set to.

  • Benjamin Patri
    Benjamin Patri Feb 04, 2010

    If you have multiple inputs that you can try to connect the cable to on the tv that is showing up black and white, try that first. Otherwise your tv either has a bad tuner/converter for the input you are on OR you can go into the menu of that tv and see if the video input format can be changed or set to AUTO. Let me know what you find.


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