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Old Jun 4, 2008, 11:49 PM   #1
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apple tv black and white

Hi there,
I originally set up my Apple TV with RCA cables and it was fine and dandy and then I had to rearrange my room and used same set of cables apple tv turns out black and white.

I have tried over 4 different pairs, same result

Any thoughts?


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Old Jun 5, 2008, 03:45 PM   #2
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My first thought is "HDMI."

But, I'm assuming that you don't have a TV with HDMI.

Get one. Problem solved.
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Old Jun 5, 2008, 05:50 PM   #3
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My first thought is "HDMI."

But, I'm assuming that you don't have a TV with HDMI.

Get one. Problem solved.
i do have a tv with hdmi but what doesn't make sense is that i never had it set up with hdmi and it worked fine without it
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Old Jun 5, 2008, 05:53 PM   #4
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Hi there,
I originally set up my Apple TV with RCA cables and it was fine and dandy and then I had to rearrange my room and used same set of cables apple tv turns out black and white.

I have tried over 4 different pairs, same result

Any thoughts?


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But you must have changed SOMETHING....
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Old Jun 5, 2008, 06:26 PM   #5
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No idea about any of this stuff, but this is my first two thoughts. I appreciate you may have tried both already.

[1] Reset all the software on the TV. There is normally an option burried deep in the confusing menu hierarchies of these things.
[2] Make sure the plugs are actually properly connected and pushed in fully.
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Old Jun 5, 2008, 07:28 PM   #6
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the answer...

The Apple TV has component video out. If you use component video cable and plug this into the older style RCA inputs (has a red/white for stereo audio and yellow for video), you will get a black and white picture. Plug the cable into the component video port (has red, green, blue terminals) and this should solve it. I made this mistake.
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i do have a tv with hdmi
buy an hdmi cable...
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Old Jun 7, 2008, 04:37 AM   #8
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You may have some how did the RCA/HDMI work around the first time set up.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQNFCjKrVlc Other than that & hacking the aTV I'm not aware of any other way to get color out of RCA.
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You may have some how did the RCA/HDMI work around the first time set up.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQNFCjKrVlc Other than that & hacking the aTV I'm not aware of any other way to get color out of RCA.
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