I just had my 6.5 year old Hitachi 50" RPTV repaired (would not turn on at all). Repairman found a board component fried and replaced it so the set works. Put in a DVD (color movie, not B&W) and only got Black&White on the TV. Feed is S-video from a Sony 7700 DVD player. Composite cable feed from player to tv however shows color. S-video from DVD player to tv(tried all 3 S-video ports on tv) does not. S-video cable ends show no broken or bent pins. Could be the cable, but I hate to spend $$ on another cable to find out its not the problem. Question: Could the S-video circuitry/controller or whatever is in the tv be bad, and the cable is not?