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Topic # 13546 16-May-2007 16:10
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Hi all,

I have an unusual problem (at least I think it is unusual)
We have 2 DVD players at home- 1 standalone DVD player in the bedroom and 1 is part of a 5 disc home theatre system (radio, tape decks...etc) they are both SONY
I have a Music DVD I bought new from a shop earlier in the year, and in the DVD player in the bedroom it plays fine in colour. However, when I play it in the DVD system in the lounge it comes up in B&W.... any idea why?? all other DVDs we have work in colour on both DVD players. 
My boss also lent me a DVD to watch last night & I put it on in the bedroom and it came out in B&W (it is a copy). I asked my boss about it & he said it is in colour. I will try it on the DVD system on the lounge tonight to see if it plays in B&W or colour, but I'd be interested to hear anyones thoughts....

cheers

Nick - Confused DVD Watcher!


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  Reply # 70887 16-May-2007 16:22
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Is it outputting in NTSC?



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Reply # 70891 16-May-2007 16:49
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NTSC - Sorry I don't know what you mean??
how would I find out? - would it be on the DVD settings or something??

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Reply # 70892 16-May-2007 16:52
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NTSC is the colour standard used in the U.S. and Canada, PAL is used in Australia/New Zealand. Most TV sets here in New Zealand automatically switch between both when needed, unless the TV is too old, or locked in PAL mode.

Check the TV settings for AUTO NTSC/PAL. Or check your DVD Player to make sure it outputs in PAL.





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  Reply # 70893 16-May-2007 16:52
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Is this happening with all dvds? or just a select few?
Try changing the output settings of your dvd player (see if its PAL or NTSC) and also check on your tv aswell.



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Reply # 70932 16-May-2007 22:02
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Hi - No it appears that only 2 DVDs (so far) seem to play up.....
I haven't watched every DVD on the 2 different DVD players, but out of the ones that I have - 2 of them play in B&W or colour - depending what DVD player you use! I'll have a look at the TV settings and play around a bit to see if that fixes the problem.

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  Reply # 73349 3-Jun-2007 23:10
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Is either going through a video? Could be something like macrovision protection (although that would probably fade in and out). Otherwise it could be something to do with region-free (if yours is RF) - i had an old Panasonic that after resetting regions would sometimes play in B&W - just needed a few power cycles to get it going in colour again...

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  Reply # 74006 8-Jun-2007 14:56
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You might want to check the output settings for both players. I had a Tosh DVD player a few years back that I chipped to make region free. When I put in the first disk it came up B&W. To sort it out I had to change the output type. I can't remember what it was and I no longer have the player.


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  Reply # 74121 9-Jun-2007 17:28
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One of my old players did this - it will only do component on NTSC discs, pal discs it reverted to svideo and put out nothing on the red and blue plugs.




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  Reply # 74151 9-Jun-2007 23:26
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Try and reset all settings in the DVD player menu. then set all the settings to PAL, I have been playing with some wireless cameras recently and seem to be learning video standards again the hard way.

NTSC really is awful.

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