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DVD apparently hooked up correctly, yet DVD plays only a Black & White picture on the TV. Any ideas?

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  • the gal Nov 07, 2007

    I had the same problems with some DVD'S (camcorder discs etc) and for all DVDS on a new HD system. I switched from s-video to component 3 wire and all worked fine. If you only have two wire phono leads then use the s-video lead as the third lead via component making sure connections are correct.

  • franchon Dec 18, 2007

    I've had this Sony DVD player for years. It has always played fine, but recently it has only been playing in black and white. What could be the problem?

  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2007

    pdm-0082

  • buttsy Mar 16, 2008

    dvd plays in black and white?

  • Jangs123 May 16, 2008

    DVD apparently hooked up correctly, yet DVD plays only a Black & White picture on the TV. Any ideas?

  • Anonymous May 29, 2008

    DVD plays black and white

  • lstdesign Jul 03, 2008

    black and white and green tones,only.

  • verbe Aug 24, 2008

    I hooked up the system by the manual instructions and got to the menu selection. When I accidentally pressed ok to the SATV setting, I get nothing but a black and white picture which continually rolls. As a result I cannot get back to the menu to remove the setting for the SATV. Any suggestions?

  • browndog23 May 11, 2010

    Hi there - I also have the same problem, I've checked the PAL and NTSC settings and nothing has changed but still I get a black and white picture.
    I just moved house and hooked up the recorder in exactly the same way, now it just plays black and white. The only difference I don't have cable hooked up...

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There can one of two problems here. Either your DVD player's output is set to NTSC and you are attempting to play it through a PAL (European) TV, or you are perhaps using the SVHS output incorrectly. The solution is to access the player's setup menu and ensure the video output is set to your standard (PAL or NTSC). Hope this helps!

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This worked for me push your n/p botten to NTSC then go into setup and put your generl SPDIF output to SPDIF/RAW and then go over to video and make sure your compontent is off hope this helps

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I have the same problem or just did 10 minutes ago.
What I did was go to "setup" on my remote. Then I went to "Video" and "TV System". It was on "Pal" so I changed it to "NTSC". I probably accidently hit a wrong button lastnight when I was lowering the volume or something on my DVD.

Hope this helped.

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Yeah, PAL vs. SECAM, second thing I thought of. Check that.

Are you using the S-video output? S-video passes the luma (brightness) and sync on one pin, chromiance (color) on another, so a bad cable or bent pin will cause similar symptoms, but in this case, the picture will be nice and stable, just monochrome.

If using component video out, you probably have some of the cables mixed up.

Posted on Oct 24, 2007

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I changed to output cables from AV (Red/White/Yellow) to (Red/Green?Blue) so that I could see the screen display inorder to change PAL to NTSC. The sreen was not steady but after a few trys I managed to click on Video Output Format.
After I changed back to NTSC the picture is in colour and I can record. I then switched back to AV output (Red/White?Yellow) cables.

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I have a us logic dvd player and cannot get it to play in color. Everything is ok other wise.
What now?

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

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I have a us logic dvd player and cannot get it to play in color. Everything is ok other wise.
What now?

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Tonya: Just thought it would be helpful for me to note that on the current (12/07) range of U.S. Philips-branded players (the four-digit ones like 5982, 5140, 3160, etc), you can NOT change the TV type in the setup menu like you used to on the 642 and earlier players. The ONLY option is NTSC. Presumably, Philips disabled the choosability of NTSC/PAL/MULTI to make the players more idiot-proof (since most purchasers of the US models will be using them on NTSC sets). I notice that the UK version of the 5982 (DVP5980) retains this functionality (it's in the manual), so this is clearly something the player SHOULD still be able to do, but something that has been disabled (via firmware) at the factory.

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Wrong system on TV selected or TV not correctly tuned

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SOURCE: I can only record and play back in black and white.

siri,

for the black and white screen output of your DVD and VCR.

1) for DVD player: using remote control locate "setup" button and click.a dialogue box should appear indicating " audio setup" video setup" etc.....
2) select and scroll to "video setup". in video setup there should be an option to choose "AUTO" "PAL" or "NTSC"
3) choose "auto" then check if any change in screen color.

for VCR, locate a switch or button indicating "PAL" "Auto""PAL SECAM" "NTSC". same with the dvd choose and select "auto"

note: if you still have the manual for both VCR and DVD check the instruction with regards to video color setting.

cheers,
mark

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SOURCE: DVD picture is black and white

Sounds like you are either trying to play an NTSC (US or Asian) DVD on a PAL (European) TV.

Go into the DVD settings and look for picture, video or display options.

If the DVD is set to NTSC, then set to PAL.

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