S Video - Laptop to TV Displaying Black and White

  IanTheDrumstick 17:04 03 Nov 2008

I bought a S-Video to scart lead to connect my laptop to my TV but it's displaying a black and white picture on my TV.

Any help or suggestions?


  laurie53 20:04 03 Nov 2008

Fiddle with the picture settings on your tv.

RGB/compsoite/ component settings etc.

  IanTheDrumstick 23:02 03 Nov 2008

I have. My dvd, sky and wii all work fine through the same socket.

  laurie53 08:40 04 Nov 2008

Any laptop settings to change the signal at the external output socket?

  daveyork 11:24 06 Nov 2008

Do you have to manually select the AV input on the TV? On my Panasonic I press the button to select the correct AV input for the wii and laptop (they use the same one but at different times) however when connecting the laptop I need to press the button twice. I think that mine is labelled AV 3(s) and pressing the button again selects the (s) mode - this turns my laptop input from b&w to colour.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:56 08 Nov 2008

make sure your laptop is outputting in pal not ntsc

also how old is TV? won't work through scart on a very old TV.

  100andthirty 18:42 08 Nov 2008

do check that the scart input accepts S-video; SCART normally has composite and RGB. doesn't always/often have S-Video. Perhaps you can try connecting to the TV's S-video socket, but you'll need an S-video to S-video lead

  IanTheDrumstick 01:37 09 Nov 2008

It's sorted now. I had so select SAV2 instead of AV2.

Thanks everyone.

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