tv wont display color, but the menu's are fine

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by John-Miles, Nov 12, 2002.

  1. John-Miles

    John-Miles Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2001
    Messages:
    1,210
    Likes Received:
    0
    my old tv which i donated to my parents is suddenly displaying only black and white, or if there is any color it is washed out big time, the picture was fine an hour ago but now its messed up. the thing which struck me as really odd was that the menu's are still perfect when i raise or lowere the volume and such the reds and greens are perfect.

    any ideas?
     
  2. Martin Fontaine

    Martin Fontaine Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2001
    Messages:
    626
    Likes Received:
    0
    If you're using a S-VIdeo cable it could be a broken pin.

    If you're using a Component Cable make sure the red and blue wires are connected properly (And not reversed)
     
  3. John-Miles

    John-Miles Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2001
    Messages:
    1,210
    Likes Received:
    0
    ummm well its an old tv, coax only, i figure it will need to be replaced, but thats still not a plesant option.
     
  4. Jan Strnad

    Jan Strnad Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 1999
    Messages:
    1,004
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sounds like a bad connection to me, though I'm no service tech. I'd sure try replacing the cable.

    Jan
     
  5. Neil Joseph

    Neil Joseph Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 1998
    Messages:
    8,332
    Likes Received:
    1
    Real Name:
    Neil Joseph
    All indications are that the TV itself is fine. I agree to check the cabling coming into the TV. What happens when you use another type of cable from the DVD player (composite, s-video, component)?
     
  6. John-Miles

    John-Miles Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2001
    Messages:
    1,210
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well therein lies the problem, its an old tv and only has an RF input. and last night i swapped it out for another old tv we had lying around and that one is workign fine witht he same connections...... It looks like it is the tv, oh well time to try and find a new one for a reasonable price.
     
  7. Guy Usher

    Guy Usher Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2002
    Messages:
    780
    Likes Received:
    0
    Turn the color level back up. . . Did you inadvertantly turn the color down? Reminds me of the cat stepping on the mute button, thought there was a big problem, couldnt understant, 150 dollars later when the service man picked up the remote and pushed mute, felt pretty silly? ? ?
     
  8. John-Miles

    John-Miles Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2001
    Messages:
    1,210
    Likes Received:
    0
    tried that no go
     
  9. Jan Strnad

    Jan Strnad Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 1999
    Messages:
    1,004
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'd dump the TV on the basis of lack of inputs alone. [​IMG]
    Jan
     
  10. John-Miles

    John-Miles Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2001
    Messages:
    1,210
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ah Jan you dont need to convince me, my parents however are another story [​IMG] but they are leaning towards a new one [​IMG]
     

Share This Page