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Cant play dvd as color is black and white.


I have a hitachi plasma and i have accidently changed the color setting to ntsc insted of pal or auto. im not sure how to change it back.

please help

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Re: Cant play dvd as color is black and white.

Go in to the menu and change the system setting back to pal.
If this doesnt work unplug the TV from the power point for 30 seconds and plug it back in

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