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Since disconnecting my Sony DVD player it now only plays in black and white. It is relatively old model DVP-NS51P. I have successfully connected an alternative DVD player to the same TV so it cannot be a cabling problem. I have also tried to connect using a S-video cable. I can only get the b&w pictures by running the video cable from the Y component socket to the yellow video input socket on the TV. If I run the cable from the yellow socket on the DVD player I cannot get any picture. My TV does not have RGB input sockets. Any suggestions. Thanks

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Make sure that the TV system that the DVD is outputting is NTSC, Press SYSTEM button on the remote control (is there's such button) or change the system in the DVD's menu.

Posted on Nov 09, 2010

  • Spence Nov 09, 2010

    Thanks Zim. Tried that before but pics still only B

  • Spence Nov 09, 2010

    Hi Zim. Tried a suggestion of Mackies5 by resetting progressive button on front of player not remote and it now works in colour



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