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B&W grainy pic with component connection

Hi all, Just received a component cable and hooked it up from my Toshiba DVD player SD-185EKE to my Samsung UE40D5000 led tv, but all I got was a black and white and grainy picture. The sound was ok. Are there any settings I need to do? Before it was hooked by a scart plug from the dvd player into composite connection on tv and it was good but I read that a component wire would give me a sharper and clearer picture. Any suggestions?

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Sounds like you need to set those inputs to component

The composite input is shared with the component connections so I find folk struggle to find the menu on the player and TV to change both to component.

And you see more trouble looming with that SCART cable. I can't see if it has 1 or 3 video connections. You didn't tell.

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still a b&w grainy pic

Sorry but I am not so technically bright. I could not understand how to set menu for the dvd and how to convert composite into component. I thought since the dvd has the required inputs its already to be hooked up. Also, scart plug was bought and has composite on the other end. Don't know if it has 1 or 3 video connections but I think that it has only 1 as it has only a yellow pin for video. Why is there trouble looming with the scart.?
Appreciate your help.

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With only ONE video connection, that's call COMPOSITE
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Problem solved

Took hold of dvd's remote and started fiddling. Found display and found out that the output was RGB. Changed it to component and problem solved.
Didn't know that it had composite or component settings.
Pity it doesn't have hdmi outputs but pic looks a bit better than scart to composite.
Many thanks for your help and suggestions.

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Good to read.

Still a bit of a mystery why that worked as a single video cable is not considered component video. Link about follows. At least it's working now. shows us the THREE signals and connections.

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RE: problem solved

Maybe I didn't express myself properly in my last reply.
I connected a COMPONENT cable from my dvd to the TV and found out that the dvd had a setting in Display where you can choose either composite or component, something that if it was not in your suggestion I wouldn't have checked. That was why I was getting a b&w and grainy pic, because it was on the composite setting.
Thanks again for your help and patience.

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