Problems with color streaming - help!

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by googlemail2003, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. I just bought a new LCD/HD TV and DVD player, both with color streaming
    hookups. I purchased the special cable and made the connections.

    When I played the DVD the entire picture was blue. First I thought the
    cable might be faulty so I exchanged it. Still had a blue picture.
    Since I had bought the TV and DVD player online from the same place
    they decided to send me another DVD player. Tried again - now the
    picture is completely red.

    First of all, I assume this means the problem is with the DVD player
    and not the TV?? Is there anything else I should try before deciding
    both DVD players are duds?

    I can play a DVD just fine from the regular connections but not when I
    try to use the color streaming.

    Am I missing a lot if I don't use color streaming? It's a Toshiba.
    Also has progressive scan. Don't know what that is either. The user's
    guide is awful!
    googlemail2003, Nov 16, 2006
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  2. I'm sure it must be awful if they use "color stream" to mean component video
    inputs. Sounds like you just didn't set up the DVD player to use the
    component video output--not doing this will give you all-one-color pictures.
    Just go into the setup menu for the DVD player and change the video output.
    (What's really awful is that the dealer didn't know about this.)
    Kimba W. Lion, Nov 16, 2006
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  3. You're sure that's "color streaming" as in, the brand name for YCbCr
    connections (the new-generation blue/brown connections, instead of the
    usual red/yellow)?
    If your DVD player only has red/yellow RGB outputs, that's a whole
    different beast.

    Derek Janssen (who had never heard of YCbCr "color stream" before his
    first Toshiba standard set, either)
    Derek Janssen, Nov 16, 2006
  4. It says color streaming YPbPr (whatever that means)
    googlemail2003, Nov 16, 2006
  5. This worked.

    googlemail2003, Nov 16, 2006
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