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Black and white picture i did switch my setting to the pal by accident

I went to manual setup and didn't realize not to switch my tv setting to pal and i did but now it is in black and white and its causing my tv picture to run so i can't go back to set it back how can i let it reset itself to the original factory setting

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    Picture is black and white and can't figure out how to get it back to color.



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Set the palsecam or ntsc mode! or you have defective board video drive!

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Make sure you have the correct country chosen in the initial setup. If the TV is setup for an NTSC country and you're in a PAL country or vice versa, the picture will be in Black and white.

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Why does it only play dvds in black and white

check color system settings pal to pal
TV PAL then DVD player has to be PAL
TV NTSC then DVD player needs to be NTSC
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Check to see if the DVD player has a NTSC / PAL switch. For North America it should be in the NTSC position, if it is in the PAL position you will get distorted and or Black / White video. This could also be a setting in the setup menu instead of a physical switch on the unit.

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good day,

what video device do you plug in to your TV screen, DVD player/VCR or game console?

If you still have the owners manual of your TV screen, look for instruction regarding Color system or video system. this menu will allow you to change color sytem from PAL to NTSC or AUTO system.
most likely the reason why you have a black and white color from vidoe input is because of system color compatibilty from your input device to your screen.

Or if your using a dvd player, you can also try accessing the "setup" button and look for video setting. from the video setting there will be selection to choose from: PAL , NTSC, AUTO . always select "auto"
so that the color system of your DVD player can change from PAL to NTSC deffending on your TV screen system setup.


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for the black and white screen output of your DVD and VCR.

1) for DVD player: using remote control locate "setup" button and click.a dialogue box should appear indicating " audio setup" video setup" etc.....
2) select and scroll to "video setup". in video setup there should be an option to choose "AUTO" "PAL" or "NTSC"
3) choose "auto" then check if any change in screen color.

for VCR, locate a switch or button indicating "PAL" "Auto""PAL SECAM" "NTSC". same with the dvd choose and select "auto"

note: if you still have the manual for both VCR and DVD check the instruction with regards to video color setting.


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The black and white picture is caused by only 2 things.
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  2. Your DVD player is set to NTSC when it should be set to PAL (or the other way around)
You will find options for setting PAL or NTSC in the setup menu under Video.

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Try going into player's menu, and set video out or TV type to NTSC.
It might have switched to PAL, or disc is PAL and player is set to any.

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