Does your TV set have a menu button on the remote which will allow you to switch from composite video to S-VHS. My fairly ancient Mitsubishi TV does. If I do not select S-VHS in the menu it displays as B&W. On my JVC 28" W/S TV with 3 scarts and S-VHS socket you also have to set the menu to display S-VHS. Also if using the scarts you also have to select S-VHS or composite video.