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11 years 6 months ago #25946 by igor
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Our sanyo DVD player now only plays in black and white. The handbook is useless. Anyone got any good ideas?

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11 years 6 months ago #361766 by ame
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igor;352559 wrote: Our sanyo DVD player now only plays in black and white. The handbook is useless. Anyone got any good ideas?

Check the output settings. It may be that the player can be configured to output PAL or NTSC signals and that the setting has been changed or reset somehow.

The manual should not be so useless that it doesn't tell you if such a feature exists and how to adjust the setting.

Of course, it could be something else...

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11 years 5 months ago #363329 by igor
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Thanks ame. Tried that first. It was the only thing in the book that did make any sense. There are three settings on this one, PAL, NTSC, and automatic. All display the picture in black and white. PAL is much darker than the others though so I set it on automatic to let it choose for itself.

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11 years 5 months ago #365116 by Kiwi Sapper
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igor;352559 wrote: Our sanyo DVD player now only plays in black and white. The handbook is useless. Anyone got any good ideas?


OK a question first, have you changed anything between it doing colour and now B &W? i.e Have you upgraded to a new HD TV? Have you disconnected and then reconnected the DVD to the tv?

Here is an answer to a similar question asked elswhere............

DVD player has yellow, red, white ports, new hd tv has green, blue, red. What type cord do I need?

dvd player now only plays in black and white

The red (not “Pr) & white ports are for sound, you will need to connect those. Look for the matching red & white sound ports on the TV. They will be there. Keep looking.
To send the picture information to the HDTV, a DVD player can either use a yellow (composite) cable or the blue, green, and red “Pr” (component) cables.
(Note: the red “Pr” cable/port is different from the red sound cable/port)
The blue, green, and red component cables will give you a better picture quality.
I’ve never heard of a HDTV that didn’t have a yellow video input. It’s a lot easier to find if you look in the owner’s manual than to get on your hands and knees with a flashlight and magnifying glass to figure out which port is which.
Most DVD players, including my $30 one, have green, blue, red video outputs. If yours doesn’t you might want to think about buying a new one.
Getting a black & white picture probably means you mixed up the color codes on the video cables. Go back and get them to match the color codes. Perhaps you have one of the green, blue, or red video outs connected to the TV’s yellow video input.

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11 years 5 months ago #365125 by igor
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Thanks Sapper. Same TV. Red, white, and yellow plugs on TV and DVD. All looks normal. I think the children have been fiddling with the settings. This happened once before and we got the colour back that time but not sure how as at that time we couldn't find the book.

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