No colour when using Scart

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  1. centrepin

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    I fitted a Scart adapter to my S-Video cable to reposition the connection from the side of the TV to tAV1 on the rear of the TV

    Now I can only get monochrome pictures,audio is fine

    AV2 is the same as AV1

    Any ideas?

    Cp
     
  2. gblades

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    Are you sure AV1 and AV2 are S-Video compatible and not RGB?
     
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    if you have s-video out then you must have s-video in on the other device otherwise the picture is black and white
     
  4. MarkTaylor

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    Check the menu on your TV and see what options you have for the SCARTs.

    If you only have composite or RGB then you can't use S-Video with the SCART.
     
  5. centrepin

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    Called Sony.....

    Neither Scart on the TV supports S-Video........

    It was suggested there may be a convertor available to allow colour transmission via the S-Video into the Scart.......

    I suppose Maplins might be the first port of call??

    Cp
     
  6. MarkTaylor

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    I don't think you are going to find a cheap solution as you will need some active electronics in the link not just a cable to sort this out.

    A lot of modern AV amps will take S-Video and let you output over component for example but conversion to RGB SCART is not something I've seen any of them do.

    Do you have any other output types on whatever is on the other end of the S-Video cable?
     
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    You'll have to go back to the connector on the side of the TV.

    Your DVD player only offers S-Video and composite outputs and the TV only has those on the side panel.

    Of those two the S-Video is the better choice but it can only connect to the side.

    If you really have to connect to the back then you need a composite to SCART cable or adapter and run a composite connection from the DVD player but that really is not recommended as the quality will be a lot worse than the S-Video connection you are using now.
     
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    Such is life !!

    Many thanks for the detailed reply,I'll stick to the S-Video cable as it is

    Cp
     

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