I have a 19" Element LCD TV and it works fantastic with my s-video-to-VGA converter, which is a quality Ambery model converter. I've tried cheap converters twice, once before I got the Ambery, it worked, but lasted about six months and became a brick. Then I bought the Ambery AV-8 which I have had for over a decade and it still works flawlessly. I bought another cheap Chinese converter to use with some other equipment last year and all it would show on the Element, my Sceptre LCD and my projector, all only B/W. So I bought another Ambery which works great again.
My guess is the cheap converter. In the long run it is so much more worth it to buy an Ambery converter, they are of the highest quality and will most likely outlast you and your TV.
I am confident enough to make you an offer hueyjones70, if you buy an Ambery brand s-video-HDMI converter and are unhappy with it for any reason, and/or it doesn't solve your problem, I will buy it off of you for the purchase price, I am planning on getting one myself in the future anyway.
Edited by Gunstar, Sat Jan 5, 2019 3:03 PM.