Why is your playing in black and white when it;s supposed to be playing in color?

Here are the possible reasons.


If you’ve a TV that supports only PAL, then you can’t play back an NTSC disc on it. Your picture will appear in black and white. These days most TVs support NTSC and PAL as do DVD players,

That’s not the case with older models though.

So, make sure you’re playing back your DVD to the correct TV broadcast ormat.

If TV broadcast format is your issue, then you can use an NTSC to PAL converter or PAL to NTSC converter.

Or better still, use an AV to converter if your TV supports .

This video will explain the matter in detail.

TV Color Settings

This is not usually the issue if your TV plays in colour normally. But you may just want to check just in case your TV display mode is set to black and white.

Incorrect AV Connections

1) Make sure your DVD player is connected directly to your TV and not through a VCR. The black and white issue occurs when a copyright-protected video signal passes through a VCR.

2) Make sure your AV cables are properly connected.

Make sure the cables are connected to the same colour cables are connected on both sides. Yellow to yellow, red to red and white to white in the case of a composite or RCA cable .

If you’re using a component connection make sure the red, green and blue cables are paired with the DVD player and TV set.
If you’re using an S-Video cable, make sure it’s securely fitted at both ends.

View the video below to learn how to handle cable connections.

If you’re conneting your DVD player to your TV through an AV receiver, make sure that the connections are of the right typr and securely fitted.

If you suspect cabling problem, try a different set of cables.

3) Make sure there’s no problem with the disc. Try a different disc and see if it can play in colour.

4) If your TV broadcast can receive color then the problem might be with the DVD player. You may want to connet it to another TV at a friend’s to see if it’s indeed your DVD player that’s causing the issue.

If so, then your DVD player would need to be inspeted by a service centre.