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Video source isn't working right

When I try to use my DVD player, I use the video source button and it switches to "S-video" where there is sound but no picture, just a black screen. This is a new thing- it used to just say "video" when I switched to video! My child may have pushed a button or something, but I have been through EVERY menu and can't find any options for different video sources. The ONLY options are "antenna/cable" and "S-video". I have tried everything, please help!

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  • lindsbartlet Apr 25, 2010

    Yes, that is what is confusing, I was aware that S-video should give me a picture but no sound; for some reason it's the opposite. I can't find the user manual but I found it online and scoured through it with no luck. It talks about hooking up an S-VCR, but it sounds like the TV would just go to S-video if something was plugged into that jack; nothing is. I have an S-video jack on the DVD player, I was thinking that if I got one of those cables it might work? Anyway, the television is a Zenith B27A76R 27" Thanks for your help.

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1. S-video doesn't supply the sound signal but what could be happening. You will need the user manual. I will need the model number for your TV unit.
You will have to see if there is another button for video select.

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