5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 16, 2010 7:31 AM by Winston Churchill
tarbear Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I am getting video but it is only in black and white. Unfortunately using component video cables. Tried changing out cabels and running directly to TV.

MacBook, apple tv
  • Chenks Level 5 Level 5 (7,420 points)
    are you sure you're using component? (red/green/blue + red/white connectors) ?
    if so, then it doesn't like a faulty cable or faulty component connection.

    if you're actually using composite (red/white/yellow) then that is not supported.
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (87,350 points)
    Welcome to the  Discussion Forums.

    To add further to what Chenks has advised you, a faulty component cable is unlikely to give you a B & W picture, so it sounds very much as though you may be trying to use composite cables. Although technically it's not the composite cables that are a problem but rather that you may be trying to connect to a composite device (yellow for video)
  • Chenks Level 5 Level 5 (7,420 points)
    for clarity this is component

    !http://nukoda.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/component-video-cable-5RCA.jpg!

    and this is composite

    !http://www1.istockphoto.com/filethumbview_approve/3189440/2/istockphoto_3189440_audio_video_cableisolation.jpg!
  • Rapidness Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I've got my hands on my dad's Apple TV, but unlike my dad, the main TV in the flat I'm moving into is standard (not high) definition. Although it's 4:3, it is capable of displaying 16:9 images by using a letterbox. Would using a device like this with the appropriate cables be likely to allow me to use the ATV?

    Regards
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (87,350 points)
    Probably, assuming it has either a HDMI connection (probably won't) or a COMPONENT connection.