when i connect my camcorder to the tv it plays back in black and white with no sound. Can anyone help?

Welcome to CD Freaks :slight_smile:

Usually what this means is that the TV output mode does not match the TV. For example, if your television is a British PAL TV and the camcorder is set to Secam output (used in France) or NTSC (used in the US), the video will appear in black & white.

For the sound, you need to have the audio lead hooked up also. For example, if you’ve hooked up the camcorder using only the S-Video (4-pin circular) lead or Yellow RCA connection, you will also need to hook up the red/white RCA connectors for audio.

If you need further help, could you mention your camcorder model number and your country? Some camcorders have different TV connections to others and also the TV standard varies from country to country.