S-Video Problem on Old TV

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Alexander Kuch, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. Alexander Kuch

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    I have an old 1991 RCA 31 inch tube TV and the S-video works fine except it's in black and white. I bought 2 new TV's and would like to be able to save my money instead of buying a new one. Any idea at all?

    Yes, I tried numerous cables that definately work on my other TV's.
     
  2. Jerome Grate

    Jerome Grate Cinematographer

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    Is anything else hooked up to the video input. S-Video plays black & white if something is connected to the composite video .
     
  3. Alexander Kuch

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    No nothing is. I have one Composite and one S-Video. The only other thing is coaxial cable for my satelite.
     
  4. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Alexander, here's where you want to ask your question — in Display Devices.

    So, you're only seeing black-and-white images with the S-Video connection? You have changed cables?
     
  5. John S

    John S Producer

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    One composite and one svideo.. As siad, are they definetly used as different inputs by the display?

    Just not sure at all, definetly a rather odd ball issue to have with a display, as in I have never seen that one before.
     
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    Sounds like a bad s-video cable or a bad pin on the s-video connector on the TV.
     
  7. Alexander Kuch

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    The only thing being used is coax in. That's it.
     
  8. John Whittle

    John Whittle Stunt Coordinator

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    If the S-V connection on the set is on an input that also has a composite input, then it's likely that there is a switch built in the connector on the board in the set and it's bad or hanging up and not completing the circuit. Also it's possible that there is a bad track, cold solder joint or similar type of problem on the input board.

    If you have a service manual and (hopefully) don't have surface mount components, you might explore the board and see if you can get it to work. If you don't have a service manual or if the board has surface mount components, then it's time for a professional with the right tools.

    Then you'll have to decide if the set is worth the service call/charge.

    John
     
  9. Adil M

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    Go into the basic menu of the TV and see if there is an option to change to S-video or activate it.
    Hopefully it is this.
    Then do a cable switch.
    If not that it's probably in the tv or the source.
    Check the DVD player.
    I hope you do not have to do all this.
     

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