Off topic sort of - Toshiba DVD plays in Black &

  Giggle n' Bits 00:18 29 Nov 06


Ok, got a legal DVD from USA playing on my Toshiba DVD player SD330 model under TV it plays in Black & White only most annoying but my PC using a ASUS 16x DVD plays fine.

Tried wiring up DVD to TV using direct scart unplugging Freeview box and Video just scart from DVD to TV play back in Black & white.

I had a old Bush DVD player 2003 model which played this DVD fine till summer thunderstorm took it out and killed the player. Have tried normal uk of the shelf films and fine.

I do know that my player has both PAL & NTSC which automatically selects but not sure if its a region thing with my DVD.

The region for the DVD as I know is Worldwide do I need a different DVD player ? I have a few of these not a lot a few ok there adult DVDs I admit but Black & white problem bugs me. HELP getting desperate (Lol)

  De Marcus™ 00:21 29 Nov 06

Your DVD player may be NTSC but is your TV?

You should also check that your DVD player is set to playback in NTSC, some players don't swich automatically.

  dms05 08:31 29 Nov 06

I had a similar problem when my Toshiba DVD player was set accidentally to S Connector rather than SCART. Correcting that solved the problem.

  Giggle n' Bits 11:50 29 Nov 06

will get the manuls out and have a look post back later. Thank U for the calls, I dont want to be bored over xmas. lol

  Giggle n' Bits 00:03 30 Nov 06

also DVD only plays Region 2 and has PAL/Auto can switch to NTSC I think but not 100% something to do with Region code some friend told me a cheap DVD player from somewhere like ASDA or Tesco would play these where as a branded model like mine wouldn't still stuck.

  Giggle n' Bits 00:13 30 Nov 06

worldwide region are the same. What I mean is my DVD plays Region 2 so if a DVD is Worldwide this would have region 2 in the code wouldn't it ? so am I correct in saying this should play fine on a Region 2 DVD Toshiba SD-330ESB which is mine.

  johnnyrocker 00:13 30 Nov 06

sounds about right the cheepies seem to incorporate much more facilities than the better known ones. ( might be a litigation prevention process? )


  Vangeliska 00:50 30 Nov 06

Region Code would prevent an out of Region DVD playing, it would not play it in B/W

  Vangeliska 00:56 30 Nov 06

I think you are talking about Region 0 when you say worldwide, and yes it should play on any machine.

  Giggle n' Bits 09:47 30 Nov 06

why wont my DVD's play in colour ? when they do play back in Black n' White there seems to be a very faint mesh like appearence but may be just me but definatley not colour blind.

  Giggle n' Bits 19:35 30 Nov 06

I was using a expensive Gold Cable OFC Scart Cable but now using a cheaper cable will change it round to see what happens.

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