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Why GE TV plays color DVD/VCR tapes in black and white

Attaching a Sony Model #SLV-D380P DVD/VCR combo player to a GE Color TV Model 25PM4836L and color DVDs and VCR tapes play in black and white on the TV. Same DVDs and VCR tapes play in color if the Sony Combo player is attached to another color TV. Can color DVDs play in color on this model of TV.

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Some inputs on tvs won't process the color signal. Try one of the other inputs. Mine does the same. If u have already used the working ones on something else, U will need a switch to select one or the other available at Radio Shack if u can find one.

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Posted on Jan 22, 2018

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    Gary Dumers Jan 22, 2018

    Some inputs on tvs won't process the color signal. Try one of the other inputs. Mine does the same. If u have already used the working ones on something else, U will need a switch to select one or the other available at Radio Shack if u can find one.

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SOURCE: my tv shows are taping in black and white

if you have the dvd's s-video plugged in and also something plugged into the yellow video input this will happen , does the piture on the tv show black and white?
otherwise the vcr head is dirty and needs to be cleaned
please rate a fixya and I'll be happy to even assist you further

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SOURCE: DVDs on my Sony SLV-D350P DVD/VHS player play in black and white

First try a good quality dvd cleaner. If that does not cure the problem then the video cable may have went bad. I had a system that the cables were never touched & after a few years it needed replaced in order to get my picture back. Hope this helps & please take a moment to rate my answer. Thanks.

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

SOURCE: Dvd player is only in black and white...no color

Hi, make sure your av chan say`s av2 and not av2s as this will give b/w playback Jamie

Posted on Mar 24, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: my sony dvd/vcr combo will play cds but not dvds

Please clean laser lens with good quality cotton bud gently and check dvd disc playback, if still does not play, replace optical lens block.
Let me know model number of your Sony DVD-VCR combo to provide you optical laser block part number info.
Thanks.

Posted on Nov 15, 2009

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SOURCE: DVD freezes when playing on a Sony SLV D300P DVD/VCR

That particular unit is very sensitive to scratched or dirty disks. Remove the disk and make sure there are no finger prints, peanut butter & jelly, or popcorn butter stains on the back side. If there is, gently wash the disk under warm water with a DROP of mild dish detergent, being careful not to scratch the surface. Rinse the disk well and dry with a soft, lint free cloth (like an old cotton t-shirt) again being careful to avoid scratching the disk. Replace the disk and play.

If the disk is scratched, there is little hope of fixing the scratch so the unit can read it.....

Posted on Nov 20, 2009

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