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DVD play back is awesome with the TH-42PWD5UY, my question is

reguarding digital cable STB through S-VHS to S-video connection.


When I switch from DVD playback to reg t.v. the images are black & white

and slowly over time(a couple of hours) the picture starts to regain

it's color. Tried switching in/output to receiver/VCR/cable, the color would

improve slightly, but when I switch to DVD then back to t.v. mode

everything is b&w again. Any ideas????


I know this has nothing to do with the plasma(well...maybe it does?) but

didn't know where esle to post this type of problem.



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Have you tried the following?


Cable box on a different TV.

Different S video cable.

DVD player hooked up to the same "bad" input on the monitor.


What were the results?
 

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>Cable box on a different TV.

Had no problem with color on reg t.v.


>Different S video cable.

That did the trick, replaced cable from receiver to plasma


>DVD player hooked up to the same "bad" input on the monitor.

component connection


Thanks Bogney
 

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Did you try composite? I believe that these sets are optimized for composite hookup through the Y/C delay. To access the Y/C delay you need to get into the service menu and change settings on the EEPROM chip (very scary as you are entering "computer" language ie hexadecimal format and you can render your set useless). Can't use both composite and svideo at the same time on this set.


Try the composite hookup (if possible, know nothing about your STB) or try it with the component hookups if there are any.
 

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Something to try would be setting the color system in the "Signal" section of the set up menu on your S-Video connection to "NTSC" if it's not already set that way. There are two options for NTSC, NTSC and "M"-NTSC but you'll want to try the former. I think the default setting is "Auto", which detects NTSC last (at least that's the way it works on the 4UY).
 

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It has already been fixed, as kweezr wrote in the third post:


">Different S video cable.

That did the trick, replaced cable from receiver to plasma"
 
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