Black and white image on TV when using a composite AV cable
If you are using a composite video cable on a PAL games console in conjunction with an NTSC television you may experience a black and white picture / monochrome. This can be resolved by using an RGB SCART cable if the computer/console outputs RGB. This is because the region of the console needs to match the region of the television. For example, if you live in the United States and you have an NTSC console and an NTSC television set, then this cable will be compatible. If you live in Europe and you have a PAL console and a PAL television, then this cable will work. However, if you live in the United Kingdom and you have an imported NTSC console, then this cable will not work on a United Kingdom PAL television as you will get a black and white picture! Instead you will need an RGB SCART cable, which will allow cross region compatibility.