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Old 05-22-2013, 07:41 PM   #1
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TV in black & white only

Hi Fellow Airstreamers,
This year TV screen comes up in black & white (not color) when we tried out a DVD. Will check it further tomorrow, but your expertise could save some frustration I'm sure.
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:45 PM   #2
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is it a vintage unit? vintage tv?
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:49 PM   #3
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Hi there. The movie itself isn't black and white is it? I think I have a copy of Young Frankenstein in the Airstream - pure black and white.

Does the TV show color on cable or antenna channels?
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Is the DVD connected to the TV using a component video cable?
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:48 PM   #5
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Our unit is a 2007 Classic. The movie we tried was one of the Planet Earth series that is for sure color. We hooked the TV wires up matching the colors, but this is our first time doing it. We purchased this unit in Aug and had to take it in for recall work and thought it best to leave the TV at home. We're hoping to get out on our first ever camping trip in June.
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Our unit is a 2007 Classic. The movie we tried was one of the Planet Earth series that is for sure color. We hooked the TV wires up matching the colors, but this is our first time doing it. We purchased this unit in Aug and had to take it in for recall work and thought it best to leave the TV at home. We're hoping to get out on our first ever camping trip in June.
Assuming the wires are connected correctly (red/green/blue video, plus stereo audio), then the next thing to check is the setup menu on the television; it's possible that some setting or combination of settings causes the picture to look monochrome. My guess would be probably color saturation is zeroed out. Try doing a reset to return the television settings to factory default— there should be a menu option for that in the setup menu. That should return color saturation to normal levels.
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Same Problem

I have the same issue. I switched to a newer TV so I could get digital signal from the antenna. I didn't change anything else and I am certain the cables are connected correctly. I get color picture from the antenna and cable hook up, but black and white from the DVD player. Any insights out there?
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Any success yet?


I googled DVD black and white - there are several forums out there discussing the same thing.

Found 2 common answers:

1) PAL vs NTSC discs and-or setup options on the DVD player

2) component cable wiring (unless you're using an HDMI cable, in which case, try 1 above)

But there are many other possible causes. Try that at a google search and maybe there's something there for you?

Frustrating isn't it? Hopefully something simple!
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