S-video urgent help

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  1. metin

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    Hello,

    I have my laptop connected to my DVD via s-vid and displayed on my plasma, then color is black and white, is this right ?? can I change to color?
     
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    Hi

    I'm afraid I can't really help, it will most likely be something to do with the S-Video signal split into two (chrominance & luminance) and only 1 being received.

    Is it a direct S-video to S-video lead?

    Jez
     
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    it is s-vid to scart triple phono and s-vid lead, if that is any help
     
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    That'll be why. The scart socket in your TV isn't S-video compatible, therefore it will apear black and white. To my knowledge there isn't anything that can be done about this - I had a similar problem with my VCR a while ago.

    Of course, I may be wrong, and it would be greatly appreciated if someone knew a solution to this :).

    Cheers, Jezzer.
     
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    the reason I had black and white was the DVD was set to RGB output.
    I changed this to S-vid and viola! Color. Hope this helps:clap:
     
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    Ah cool, cheers. I still thnik my Scart sockets on my old TV aren't S-video compatible though, because I'm still getting black and white.

    Jez
     
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    You may find that only 1 of your scart sockets is S-video compatible so make sure you try them all. Also, S-video to scart leads only work in one direction (due to the pinout in scart plug); are you definitely using it the way it's supposed to be used? :)
     
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    Well with my new setup I don't need to use it anymore, but either of those suggestions may have fixed it.

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