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No color on our Bose Lifesyle when playing a DVD

by danzzmyth / June 4, 2006 5:50 AM PDT

Does anybody know why our bose lifestyle 35 would suddenly start playing dvd's in black and white? As far as we know none of the settings have been changed and all of the appropriate cables seem to be plugged in correctly. Can't get ahold of bose until tomorrow - just wondered if someone knew how we could fix this.


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by sirroundsound / June 4, 2006 1:13 PM PDT

I don't know what connections are available on a bose system, but if you are using component video (3 cables, red, blue, green) you can get a green picture, if you are using s-video and something has gone wrong with some of the pins or the connector is not tightly seated it is possible to get a black and white picture.
I will gues you have checked, and your TV is showing regular TV channels with color, or a vcr, which will tell us that it's probably not the settings on the TV.

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Agreed. . .
by Coryphaeus / June 4, 2006 10:40 PM PDT
In reply to: Connections?

it's a connection problem. A defective/loose cable(s)will give either a red picture, a b/w picture, or no picture.

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by kena10 / June 8, 2006 12:28 AM PDT

What can you expect?? It's a BLOWSE. Get a real system.

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Double Check your connections
by djett1 / October 31, 2013 11:21 PM PDT

If you are using the bose adapter for component video (blue, red, greee), both the S-video and the composite video leads need to be plugged into the Bose lifestyle module. If you only plug in the S-video lead your picture will be off and have a greenish tint to it. Also make sure in the DVD settings it is set to Component vs. "Normal"

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