Question about GE Televison & Video
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.
Possible cause: incorrect cabling.
If the image connected to the DVD player turns black and white, then check if the connection to the TV is correct. If only three wires are connected, then it is connected to the normal AV interface. Now there are video components behind the digital HD TV. Interface, connecting component interface requires five lines, three-component videos and two audio lines to watch normally. If the image suddenly turns black and white during the viewing process, it may be faulty.
Source: Why is My DVD Playing in Black and White
Posted on Jan 04, 2022
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
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
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Posted on Nov 07, 2008
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
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.
Posted on Nov 15, 2009
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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