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XBOX NOW PLAYS IN BLACK AND WHITE WITH OLDER TV DID WORK FINE AND DOES ON NEW HDTV ALL CABLES GOOD NOT SURE WHAT TO DO TO GET COLOR BACK

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It may be possible that you are simply connecting the gaming system to the TV incorrectly (if the issue is confined to one specific TV) so check to make sure that you are using the right connectors in the right place for that TV.

If you're saying that the color is black and white on two separate TVs, this would likely be an issue with your gaming system.

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There is a switch that changes the video cable from SD( for use with older TV's without high definition connectivity) to HD (used for newer HD TV's with high definition.

If your older television is using a composite (yellow) connection for video, make sure the switch is in the SD position and NOT hd.

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