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S-video...no colour...help ??


Established Member
Morning all - my problem: I'm trying to connect my portable DVD player (Panasonic) to my new 23" Humax LCD.

The best option was to use s-vid from the player to the scart socket on the screen. I've bought the approriate cable from maplin.

I can get the picture fine...however, its black & white !!

Having looked at the menu's on both devices, and the manual's, I can see no obvious tweaks I can make.

Sound is fine too (stereo phono cables came with the maplin cable).

Could it be that my screen doesn't like SVid through the scart connection ?

Should I swap the cable for an S-vid to S-vid cable (the screen has a dedicated s-vid socket).

(just to pre-empt any q's: I can't use component cable, or scart to scart)

Thanks in advance for any help....


Distinguished Member
It sounds like you're right, your TV cannot accept a S-Video signal via SCART. It might be in the setup menu though but I would keep things simple and get a S-Video to S-Video lead.

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