apple tv black and white

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by jmir, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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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?


    Jawad
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    But you must have changed SOMETHING....
     
  5. macrumors 68040

    elppa

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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.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  7. macrumors member

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    buy an hdmi cable...
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thx for everyone's input
     

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