Nerd wrote:Just bought the Roku 2 XS. Hooked it up to a Sony Trinitron XBR circa 2002.
It is streaming fine, volume is fine but the video is in BLACK & WHITE.
Does anyone else have this issue? Any suggestions on how to fix?
Nerd wrote:Thanks all. Here is what I did with results:
1. Go to Home > Settings > Display type > select 4:3 standard. THEN reboot.
> Same result: Still B&W
2. Connect to different video-in port, reconnect & powered up.
> Same result: Still B&W
3. Question re: cables "are you using component (red, green, blue) or component (yellow, red, white)?"
> ROKU 2 XS comes with a *single* A/V out connector that splits to (yellow, red, white). On the TV ports, connected (a) yellow to yellow video-in, (b) red to red audio-in, (c) white to white audio-in.
> Same result: Still B&W.
Connecting the yellow to different video-in ports produces scrambled blue or red reception - not good. I had color with this TV hooked up to 1st generation AppleTV; that one had a 5 port out (multicolor3 video out, 3 video in + red/white 2 audio out, 2 audio in)
Maybe need to go to RadioShack & buy a cord with (a) single A/V out (i.e. to hook up to ROKU) and (b) split 5-way A/V-in (hook up to TV with more A/V splits). Sound about right? Wonder if they sell something like that?
mkiker2089 wrote:Come on guys, we get this at least once a month here. He has the video hooked up to the wrong inputs. He's putting the composite output into component input.
You have to use an input that has the three connections ONLY. Those other two colors should have been a dead giveaway that something was wrong.
You can't split that composite into component. Well you probably could buy a converter but it's too expensive and will look like crap. Alas the Roku2 needs HDMI, that's just the way the new copyright rules are written.
edit- I see Jeff had it correct but his typo made it unclear. Component versus composite. Three connections in total versus five.
Mariaehel wrote:Ok, help....i have read carefully everyone's input here...no pun intended...and i am still
streaming in black and white...i have tried every yellow/white/red input or output on my vcr/vsh ....the white/yellow/red combo on the tv itself...which won't work at all since hooked into cable tv and vcr.....
and still can't change the black and white streaming....
no one at Roku seems to know what could be going on...and i did exchange the roku box just in case....
any other ideas other than to get a new tv as it could be the video isn't working? (then why showing anything at all)
Mariaehel wrote:I have a ten or fifteen year old Toshiba model # CZ27T31
I have tried connected directly to the red/white/yellow on back of TV but have a blank
screen ....my TV only allows switching to TV or VCR
and i have cablevision...i even tried the red/yellow/white ports on cable box.....i do see the blue and green ports and
am wondering if the roku 2 won't work on this.....