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Unusable Signal for PS2

I have a RCA Stereo Monitor Colortrak Plus with the red yellow white inputs in the back. I tried hooking my PS2 in and since there is no TV/Video button I checked all the basic channels like 2,3,4,5--didnt work, then I bought a universal remote and hit the TV/Video button but all that popped up was a black screen saying "unusable signal". What's the problem and what to do???

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If you want to use a PS2 with an RCA stereo monitor Colortrak plus television, folllow these steps:
1.Buy a universal remote compatible with RCA televisions if you don't have the original.
2.If your remote needs programming, program it with the manual provided.
3.Goto Menu
4.Goto Alarm
5.Goto Alarm Channel
6.Set Alarm Channel to 00
7.Exit Menu
8.Goto channel 00 on the television by using the remote.
9.You should be in AV mode, and able to play your PS2.
P.S. I don't know if you need to set Alarm Channel to 00, but that's how i did it.

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