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Components only play in black & white

I bought a used medallion 1080 hd tv (WS 55615). The tv plays fine, but when I hook up a dvd player or game component, it only plays in black & white. The component jacks in the back have the red and white audio slots, but 3 different color ones for the video (none of which are yellow). I also tried the "input" jacks which are the typical red, white & yellow, but can't get anything to play through them.

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3 different color jacks calls Component Video Input and jack color would be Red-Green-Blue. All 3 are used for video signal and it is necessary to plug all jacks with correspondence color in video source (dvd player etc) means red to red, green to green and blue to blue in both units.
2 more jacks red-white for audio in component video connection setup.

If you hook dvd player in Composite Video Input of tv (yellow-red-white) then make sure to select that input in tv.

Let me know if you have additional question.

Posted on Jul 09, 2010

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  • Joel Rappoport Jul 09, 2010

    But if my dvd player only has the yellow video jack, how am I supposed to do the red-green-blue?

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Jul 09, 2010

    But if my dvd player only has the yellow video jack, how am I supposed to do the red-green-blue?


    Above are info about component video input.

    If your dvd has only composite video output (yellow pin) then of course it will be hooked in yellow video input in tv.

    What is model number and brand of your dvd player?

  • Joel Rappoport Jul 09, 2010

    The dvd is an Emerson ewd 7003, but I've got the same problem with my Wii game system, which likewise comes with only red, white & yellow jacks, while the component slots in the rear of the tv call for 5 jacks 5 (2 audio, 3 video).

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Jul 09, 2010

    OK, did you tested your dvd player and wii game on any other tv just to confirm that both picture has color?

    If both video source are good then tv video input has problem and signal board is suspected that need to be checked.

  • Joel Rappoport Jul 09, 2010

    I did test my components on other tv's and they work. Before I accept that the tv has a video input problem, can you explain to me what the "input" jacks in the back of the tv are for (which only have the red, white & yellow), as opposed to the component jacks? When I hit the "Device" button on the front of the tv, options are available for Components 1 & 2, but not for the inputs 1 & 2.

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Jul 09, 2010

    OK, reset AV settings of tv to default factory settings so tv will show all inputs.

    Press GUIDE and FORMAT on the front panel at the same time for few seconds to reset AV settings.

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Jul 09, 2010

    If you need user manual copy for this tv, click HERE to get free copy.

    User manual has all operational info.

  • Joel Rappoport Jul 10, 2010

    I finally got it working. I figured it had to be the input jacks and not the component jacks, since I only had res, white and yellow. Resetting the A/V (which I had already tried before) didn't bring up anything different under Devices, so I just tried DBS & VCR. One worked for the DVD and the other for the Wii.

    Thanks for your support...the manual may yet come in handy.

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Jul 10, 2010

    Thats great, tv is working now.

    Please accept solution to close question thread.




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