HELP -- My color DVD's are playing in b&w!

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  1. GerardoHP

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    I came home tonight and started playing THE RED SHOES, and it played in black and white. Then I tried PEARL HARBOR and, guess what, black and white again! I don't think it's my TV, because DSS is coming through in color and the last time I watched DVD (last night) everything was fine. Someone may have touched something, but no one knows if they did or not.

    Anyone have any idea what could be causing this?!

    TV: Toshiba TW65X81

    DVD Player: Pioneer 434
     
  2. Gregg Loewen

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    Make sure your cables are all plugged in
     
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    The cables are all plugged in.

    Have you ever heard of DVD players losing the color?
     
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    If you are hooked up with component cables, it sounds like one of the three is not connected properly. I've seen it happen on my FPTV when I'm fooling around with the connections. Check them all by plugging and unplugging each end several times. Also, you can try swapping them from one connection to the other, making sure you change both ends - the TV and the DVD player.
     
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    I have S-Video from the DVD player to the TV.
     
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    If you're using S-video, it sounds like the cable is bad. The symptom of black and white where color should be indicates that one or more leads inside the cable are not making contact with the connector. So it's either the cable or the connector on the TV or player. Or is it possible that some setting (progressive/interlaced or something) got accidentally changed on the player or TV?
     
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    Hallellujah, color at last!

    One of the cables was indeed loose, but it was the DSS cable, and apparently that affected the DVD player. When I first checked the set-up I didn't check the DSS cables.

    I am grateful to you all for your help. God bless the HTF.
     
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    Happened to me. I had friends over to watch a movie for the 1st time and everything was B&W. y problem was that I had the reciever pushed back and it was crimping the S-Video cable.
     
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  10. RyanDinan

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    yeah, it sounded like your were only getting the Y (luminance) signal from the S-video cable. The color info is sent along a separate wire in the cable.

    -Ryan Dinan
     

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