Panasonic GS220 - black and white on TV.

Discussion in 'Panasonic Lumix' started by John Bornholt, Apr 15, 2005.

  1. When I connect my Panasonic GS220 to a television, I only get a black
    and white picture. I'm using the s-video and audio cables supplied
    with the camera and have connected as described in the manual via a
    scart adapter. Since the manual is deficient in this (and other) areas,
    it isn't clear which of the 3 connectors in the audio cable go where in
    the scart adapter. So I have swapped them around, but to no avail.

    It could be that the scart connector is missing something. It has the
    following pins left to right:
    Top row: 1,2,3,10
    Bottom: 7,8,9

    Can anyone advise a possible way forward here?
    John Bornholt, Apr 15, 2005
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  2. John Bornholt

    Ivan Guest

    Maybe your television doesn't accept S-video (although even my cheap
    widescreen does) try cycling through the inputs with the AV button on the
    remote control and see if it displays S-video in the list.
    Ivan, Apr 15, 2005
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  3. I don't know anything about the Panasonic GS220 but an NTSC signal often
    produces a black and white picture on a PAL TV.


    Stuart - have your say about the state of UK Television
    Stuart McKears, Apr 15, 2005
  4. It's mnemonic, R = red = right. Except is some idiot has reversed the
    Which I remember because 'w' is pronounced in German as a 'v', like
    I've bought one with 6 phono plugs, three input and three output, but I
    can't find anywhere that sells those now. Maplins didn't have them last
    time I was there (but the did have the 'y' splitters, with one Scart
    plug for I/O and one each for input and output).

    Chris C
    Chris Croughton, Apr 16, 2005


    scart to 6 phono £6.99 inc vat
    Gary MacKenzie, Apr 16, 2005
  6. This is a common problem. The SCART socket on the TV lacks the
    appropriate connections. Have you got a composite input on the tv (a
    phono jack, alongside two more which receive stereo audio?) You can
    get a s-video to 3 phono lead. Or you can get a SCART plug with 3
    phono sockets on the back. Or you can make up a special SCART
    ..s-video lead.

    A Google search for "s video scart" would have discovered
    (and many others)
    Laurence Payne, Apr 17, 2005
  7. This agrees with what I have found after trying everyone's helpful
    suggestions. The scart connector or socket is deficient. I found an
    s-video input behind a panel on the other side of the TV. Using this
    and the audio inputs gave full colour and sound.

    Thanks for all the suggestions.
    John Bornholt, Apr 17, 2005
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