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Playstation 2 pal to ntcs

We have a playstation 2 console that we brought from South Africa to Canada. When we hooked it to the tv we only have a black and white screen. apparently this is because the console is in PAL format and the tv is ntcs. 1) what can we do 2) is there a way to play rockband (canadian) on this SA playstation console? thanks for your help

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There should be a way to switch the your T.V. from NTSC to PAL. It should be easy. Yes you can play music on the ps2, if it's on a compatible dvd or cd.

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