Re: im getting black and white picture from my s-video...
I have the same problem with my msi ex600x notebook, i get a greyscale picture. I was trying to "change the signal or HD format" at the NVidia control panel but it dosen;t matter what kind of signal format i choos, i get the same black and white (grayscale) picture... i'm wondering if my cable could be wrong....
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The black and white pictures are usually from people plugging into the green component input or output. If you are not doing high definition, you should be plugged into the yellow outputs and the yellow inputs, TV should be on Video 1. If you are using component video, you should have red-blue-and green from sat, bose, and tv, TV should be on Component 1.
there are three wires associated with "component output" .. those have to be hooked up to component inputs on your TV .. not to the composite video input .. if you do hook up to composite you will get only a black and white picture .. make sure all three wires are connected correctly then select the proper input in your TV setup ..
if you connect composit video from your DVD player to the "Y" jack of the tv then you will get only a black and white picture .. the composit video out of your DVD has to be connected to the composit video input of the TV .. or if you have component outputs on your DVD then you can hook those up to the "three" component inputs of the tv .. (you have to have all three hooked up plus 2 audio cables ..
I had the same problem and nothing worked for me until I changed laptop settings to NTSC_M
So, briefly what I have: S-Video to S-Video cable, laptop (Thinkpad R51, Windows XP, with Intel(R) extreme graphics controler ) and TV set (Samsung, quite old one). The problem was that after connecting my laptop S-Video (4 pin) with S-Video (4 pin) of my TV, I had black and white (no colour) picture.
Solution is the folowing:
- connect your laptop and TV (both S-video 4 pins)
- mouse right click on your laptop desktop screen
- in the popup menu select: 'Graphics Properties'
- "Output to"
- select "TV"
- properties "NTSC_M"
keep in mind that if your are not connected to TV, Graphics Properties don't show TV as an option. So, that was very confusing for me, as I saw similar solution somewhere but was not able to find NTSC_M settings on my laptop
Make sure both S-video (black round connector) and Composite video (yellow connector) are connected to video outputs not inputs. It can also be the S-video is disconected, that will give you a black and white picture.
I had a similar problem when I first connected my son's xbox using the Audio/Video cable (red, white, & yellow connectors). I connected the cable to the TV correctly, but incorrectly selected "component" as the input on the TV setup. Result was black and white display. Switch your TV input mode to "AV" or "Audio/Video" and you will get color.
FYI, "component" TV mode is only used with devices that use the red, green, & blue connectors.