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DVD player is in black and white

I bought an RF Modulator to hook up a DVD player to my television set.

It plays but I can't get the color. Please help.

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Do a scan for the TV tuner to select the right frequency. if the tuner is not properly tuned you will get a BW video..also check if the connections are nice and tight

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