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Overseas dvd playing in black & white instead of colour

I have got a dvd from overseas and it is playing in black and white how do I get it to play in colour, it is a panasonic DMR-HS2

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  • fixit man4u Dec 19, 2008


  • fixit man4u Dec 19, 2008

    dvd player plays in black and white only



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Go into main menu on the DVD player, then (probably) the picture menu and find a setting that says either Pal or NTSC. Then change it to the opposite one. These are to do with the signal coming into the TV from the aerial. Just go through all the menus until you find it, or post on a forum specific to your player (and say what sort), so someone with the same one can help you navigate the menus.

It all depends where you are writing from and where you got the DVD player from. I know Pal is used in NZ and the UK, and NTSC is used in the USA. I don't know about other countries, these are the only ones I have experienced, through buying foreign DVDs. Your signal is obviously coming through in one format and your DVD player is set to the other (incompatible) one. Change the DVD player to match your TV and you'll be fine.

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Your DVD is in Pal mode change the system settings Thanks@!

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