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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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Re: black and white picture i did switch my setting to...

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

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