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Old 04-06-2009, 08:40 AM   #1
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i have new visio 22" lcd hd. works great. pugged in a non hd dvd player and picture is bl and wh. sound is good
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What cable are you using to connect them up (s-video or omponent)? Sounds like a bad cable or not hooked up correctly.
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i'm using the single red, white and yellow cables. there is a red and white port, but no yellow. so i had three options. 2 give "NO SIGNAL" and the third gives a pic and sound,but in b&w.
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Do you have a known good cable to try?
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Do you have a known good cable to try?
i will try another set on tuesday. thanks for your help
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i'm using the single red, white and yellow cables. there is a red and white port, but no yellow. so i had three options. 2 give "NO SIGNAL" and the third gives a pic and sound,but in b&w.
.. Sorry, I am not following.. No yellow port. Then how is it connected? If it has S-video, I would use that over (composite). You probably have 1 of those laying around, if not they are like $3.. If the DVD player has component (green, blue and red) and set to progressive/480p. I would use that over s-video. Let us know how it all works out.
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I assume you connected the yellow cable in the Green component jack. Since the green (Y) signal carries all but the color that is why you are getting a black and white picture. If your DVD player does not have a yellow (composite) jack on the back then you can either connect via S-video or preferably all of the component cables (Green, Blue and Red) since the later would allow 480P on your TV. Well worth the investment of an extra set of component cables IMO.
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My new Vizio E420 also does not have a separate green outlet but has a combined yellow/green as per attachment. It also does not have an S-input.
I have hooked up my Sony SLV-D350 as instructed and get great black and white and great sound but not color.
As you can see from the Sony photo there is a DVD connection box but I don't know how that should be hooked up to the Vizio and if it works that way.
The Vizio instruction photo is attached.
Please help! I bought this new Vizio for Christmas and need to get it going before the family and friends get here so they don't laugh at me!
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Per your illustrations, you should be using a five connector composite cable, such as: http://www.amazon.com/Mediabridge-Co...omposite+cable. Plug the green(Y), blue(PB), red((PR) into the DVD only receptacles, and the white and red audio plugs into the corresponding receptacles under Audio - Line Out. Repeat the same color coding on your Vizio composite connections.
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According to what I saw in the instruction manuals for your equipment, You should have the red-white-yellow connected to the "line out" connections on your DVD/VCR player. On the other end you should have connected the red-white to the red-white connections on the Vizio and the yellow to the green connection on the Vizio. Now here is the key point. To view the composite signal you must select the AV input not the component input on the Vizio. If you select the component input it will only display in black and white. Now if your Vizio has an auto select feature it will monitor the inputs and select the first input it finds active when it is turned on. It may be selecting the component input since it will be active via the green connector. Make sure the AV input is selected by pushing the input button.

With that TV you will not be able to use both the DVD/VCR player's composite outputs and component outputs since you don't have 2 sets of inputs on the Vizio. Therefore the "line out" outputs on the DVR/VCR player should be used.

If you try to use the component (red-blue-green) outputs with the red-white (5 cable hookup) you may find that only the DVD will work. To get both the DVD and VCR to work, the "line out" three cable hookup should be used.
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If you try to use the component (red-blue-green) outputs with the red-white (5 cable hookup) you may find that only the DVD will work. To get both the DVD and VCR to work, the "line out" three cable hookup should be used.
The "component" connections should give the best signal for DVD reproduction. It appears that the OP can't use all the functions of the VCR anyway, since the Vizio and most other hdtv's, don't accommodate outputs.

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- RBINK - Unbelievable! It worked by selecting the AV port. WHY DOESN'T SOMEONE TELL YOU THESE THINGS!
I looked through all the Vizio and Sony manuals and couldn't find anything about it. Where did you find this?
Thanks so much, you made my Christmas!....and a very merry to you!

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The "component" connections should give the best signal for DVD reproduction. It appears that the OP can't use all the functions of the VCR anyway, since the Vizio and most other hdtv's, don't accommodate outputs.
Yeah, in the effort to reduce costs some of the new HDTVs are skimping on inputs so they are doubling up on what the green connector will do. By making it both for the component and the composite input the user has to choose which connection they wish to use, either component or composite. By using the composite input while not being the better signal choice all of the DVD/VCR functions will be available. And on small HDTVs there is not any difference in the video to speak of.
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By using the composite input while not being the better signal choice all of the DVD/VCR functions will be available.
LOL! I'm confused. How do you recommend recording a tv signal on a VCR, when there aren't any tv signal outputs?
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That was not made clear when you said he/she would be limited. Hopefully that wasn't a gotcha. Hooked up with the component outputs would not allow the use of playback of the VCR. That's what I was referring to. Ocalagal will need a digital tuner to use it as a recorder for over the air broadcasts. Or maybe there is a cable box.

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