I normally use s-video for DVD as my Pace Freeview box already uses the TV's RGB SCART (and the Pace doesn't do s-video out through it's SCART). So, I connected the Pioneer up to EXT2 on the TV - great - really good picture and the TV automatically switches to the Y/C (s-video) option when the Pioneer is powered up. Excellent. Then I tried a R1 DVD in the player - just to test it is multi region - it plays it alright BUT it's in black and white! Checked all the settings and cables and made sure the TV was on Y/C - all okay. Tried a R2 DVD and it's back in colour again. Changed the player to RGB and used the EXT1 (RGB) input on the TV and no problems - the R1 DVD plays in colour. What I've done is looped the Pace box through the Pioneer 757i and everything works fine - in fact the 757i looks even better on RGB. So, I've solved the problem but I'm intrigued as to why I only get a black and white s-video picture on R1 discs (but not on R2 discs) - I guess the player is outputing a RAW NTSC signal for R1 discs (my old player would output R1 as PAL) but I can't see the logic in the TV being able to play back RGB signals in colour but not s-video. Anyone know why this is? Thanks, Matt.