Today I was trying to hook up my DirecTV SD satellite receiver to my 32" Toshiba 32L1350U TV that is in the living room of my RV. However, all I could get was a coarse grain BW picture of the menus, etc. There was no colour.
The receiver was working just fine the night before as I tested it at home. It is hooked up to my Winegard Carryout manual dish but that is not really part of this issue.
The input to the TV is set to "Colorstream HD", and I have a 3-wire (red/white/yellow RCS type) standard AV cable connecting the receiver to the TV's component inputs using the Red / White / Yellow Video jacks, leaving the Pb and Pr jacks empty. The receiver only has this as audio+video outputs, not component video.
The Input to the receiver is a coax cable that is connected to the AUX/SAT jack in the cabinet under the TV. Whether the signal amplifier button (for the rooftop antenna only I believe) is pushed or not (on or off) makes no difference, and I would not expect any since my problem (so far) is not receiving the satellite signal but not seeing colour, just coarse grain BW.
Suspecting the cable I connected the TV from the bedroom instead of the Toshiba and it too had component jacks, so I connected the red/white/yellow plugs to these jacks, again leaving Pb and Pr empty. There was colour.
So the problem is not with the receiver or the cable out from the receiver to the TV. Connected the Toshiba back and back to BW we go.
- the TV, which appears to work just fine, does not like the DirecTV receiver I have.
Any thoughts on what the problem might be or what am I not setting? The manual is not any help, other than stating the obvious for hookups. It could also be that I need to get a satellite receiver with the 5 component video audio-video outputs despite the fact that the other TV worked just fine with the standard cables?