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Black & white through s-video

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by Sammy Jankis, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. Sammy Jankis

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    Hello

    I have plugged my Pioneer 737 DVD into my Panasonic TV via s-video and can get only a black and white picture. I have checked the set up menu on both machines but can find no explanation.
    Can anybody out there help?

    Thanks a lot

    Sammy
     
  2. hornydragon

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    You need to ensure the connection on TV is S-VHS enabled not all scarts are and set DVD to S-Video in menu. Have you done this?
    Which sockets on each machine are you using? what cable?
     
  3. Sammy Jankis

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    Hello

    When you say s-vhs enabled is that something in the menu or something that is hard wired in the TV?
    The cable is an ixos s-video and it is coming out of the s-video socket on the dvd player to a scart adapter on the tv AV1.

    Sammy
     
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    On a JVC i had for a about a week, the S-video had to be enabled in the setup menu for each of the svideo able sockets.
     
  5. hornydragon

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    PAnny TV AV1 is RGB composite, AV2 is S-VHS or composite but check your manual.
    Also make sure cable is an S-video to scart not a scart to S-video as pin wiring is different
     
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    Switch the DVD player to RGB and use AV1:clap:
     
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    That won't work without also changing the cables quoted.

    Sammy - for this to work you will need a fully wired SCART>SCART cable too.

    If you want to keep your existing cable set up then, yes, the problem is almost certainly at the TV end. You will need to check that

    a) the SCART socket being used on the TV is SVideo capable
    b) if it is - that the TV is set up corectly to 'see' SVideo on this socket.

    You should find all the requisite details in the manual for the TV.
     
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    And you get a better picture!

    S-Video is evil :devil:
     
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    SCARTs are the work of the Devil.
     
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    According to the 'Ixos man' at the Manchester ent show the other week, they only do a SCART to S-video with the signal coming OUT of the SCART and not the other way round. (which is fine in this case)

    I wanted it going into the SCART and was surprised that they don't do 'em. Even the Vivanco range didn't do 'em.

    Had to order a cheapo one from CPC in the end.
     
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    Anyway why not use RGB when it is the better connection?
     

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