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    Sony PVM issue

    Hey all,

    I recently picked up a second hand Sony PVM 20L4 from a TV company that was having a clear out.

    I bought a BNC to Female Scart cable, plugged it in to my current console set-up and switched it on to see that the screen has a vibrant red hue.

    The red wash isn't there in the menu settings, so I know it's a problem with the connectors I'm using, or the set-up.

    I searched the forum a bit and saw someone else had a similar issue with their PVM that was fixed when they switched to a BNC to male Scart adapter, so I ordered one of those, but the problem is persisting.

    Any ideas what might be causing this problem? It's driving me nuts.

    Best,

    goz

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    Do you have the monitor set to component rather than RGB input?
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    oh god -- that might be it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gozaimas View Post
    oh god -- that might be it.
    Yeah, check the menu and make sure it's set to RGB EXT SYNC.
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    Definitely check the sync out, but if that isn't there I would open up the SCART head and compare it to the proper pinout (found with a simple google search) to make sure everything is wired where it should be. I've even had a trusted brand of BNC breakout cable wired incorrectly - it happens.

    Also plug in something over regular yellow RCA composite connection and make sure the colors are correct - we want to rule out the monitor itself being busted.

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    Lol -- yeah this was it. In my (slim) defence, my old PVM doesn't have a component option, so it didn't cross my mind.

    Thanks so much, wyo

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    Quote Originally Posted by gozaimas View Post
    Lol -- yeah this was it. In my (slim) defence, my old PVM doesn't have a component option, so it didn't cross my mind.

    Thanks so much, wyo
    Great news, happy to help!
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