S-Video displaying in black and white

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S-Video displaying in black and white

Post by Blakemap » Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:47 pm

Hi everyone, When I connect my US FZ-1 3DO to my Sony Crt through S-Video it displays in Black and white, both the system and the games are US version, I am stuck, could it be the TV?



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Post by bitrate » Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:59 pm

Hello, and welcome to 3DO Zone.

It sounds as if your Sony is only receiving the luminance information from the S-Video connection. It could be the 3DO, the S-Video cable or the Sony TV.

Do you have anyother S-Video cable you can try? Do you have another S-Video source (DVD, etc.) that you could hook up to your Sony over the same S-Video cable?
The pins in a four pin mini-DIN connector (the terminations used in most S-Video cables) are somewhat fragile so it could very well be the cable.

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Post by Jones » Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:31 pm

Many TVs need to be told if there's a S-Video signal coming in.
2 of my TVs have one AV channel combined for Composite and S-Video,
so I can switch between AV 2 and AV 2/s.

Using AV2 with S-Video connected causes a black and white picture,
since the TVs assumes that a composite cable is connected - and therefor only uses the luminance line of the S-Video cable.

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Post by vestcoat » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:47 am

I'm guessing it's a bad connection. I use a junk Y-adapter so I can connect two S-video devices to my old CRT and it turns b/w whenever I bump it. The solution? Wiggle the cable.

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