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My VCT/DVD will only play in black and white

My neighbor got my vcr hooked up to my tv for me but even though my tapes and discs are in color, they play in black and white

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Tv is probably off the right channel or if it is an old tv you might need to manually adjust the tv tuner by pushing down and turning the round tuner adjust knob one way or the other.

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