Centrios EDW8020 problem

I recently bought a Centrios EDW8020 at Circuit City.

I hooked it up using the component inputs as per the manual. However, all pictures on TV show up as B&W. When the recorder is switched off, the picture returns to full colour.

Further, when I press the record button, the picture on TV fast forwards. I have tried everything, to no avail…

Could anyone help? Is there a Macrovision and region hack for this player anywhere?

Any help?

Any help?