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No color when playing DVD

I have color when watching cbl/sat but when we try to watch a DVD we can see and hear everything but everything is in black and white. Please help

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Re: No color when playing DVD

Your player is set to the wrong format ie either ntsc if your in europe or pal if your in america, you need to go to the setup and make sure the dvd setup is for your region. pal in europe,ntsc in america..most dvd players automatically switch.but sometimes people change the settings without knowing.

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