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Toshiba Colorstream+Component Cables+Wii??

by sup909 / July 2, 2007 5:46 AM PDT

I have a Toshiba TV that is not HD, but does have what appears to be component inputs. The Red, Green Blue on the back. However, in my Toshiba manual it states that this input is called Colorstream. Nowhere does it mention what we traditionally just call component inputs.

Now I tried to hook up my Nintendo Wii to my TV via component cables and the image displayed all distorted, but as you see in scrambled TV channels. I tested the Wii on an HDTV with components and it worked beautifully.

Does anyone have any input on this at all? Is the Toshiba colorstream something other then component input, or is there something I need to adjust that could get my Wii component inputs to work on it?


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Toshiba ColorStream
by johnbuker / July 2, 2007 7:52 AM PDT

"ColorStream" is nothing more than Toshiba's trademark name for their component video interconnect- it shouldn't function any differently than and other standard component interconnects.
What model is the Toshiba TV?

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Possible solution
by johnbuker / July 2, 2007 7:55 AM PDT
In reply to: Toshiba ColorStream

The settings on many TVs that have component interconnects may require that you designate the type of input/output being used or the image may not be properly displayed. Progressive scan is often not enabled by default, even when component video output is selected. Check in your menu options.

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Menus says DTV and DVD for Colorstream input
by sup909 / July 2, 2007 8:42 AM PDT
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Hmm I am not sure what model the TV is. I cannot find a model number on it and it is a few years old now, but I did notice that in the menu for the Colorstream input there is DVD and DTV. It is currently set to DVD so I guess I will try it at DTV.

I did not know there were different settings for progressive scan like that.

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Toshiba colorstream vs component video
by robwill78 / December 28, 2008 7:26 AM PST

I have several old Toshibas and several DVD players/recorders.

To make this work.
1) Do not select progressive scan (P) mode. Stay in the (I) mode. The older Toshibas with colorstream don't support ptogressive scan.

2) make sure Y Pb Pr mode is selected in the DVD player set up menu (In other words, turn off S-Video). Remove any S-Video cables.

3) connect Y-Y, Pr - Cr, and Pb - Cb.

It should be working in interlaced mode.

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