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Samsung SH853M Help Needed


Welsh Star


I've recently purchased a Samsung SH853M DVD Recorder but for some reason it plays all region 1 DVDs in black and white, can anyone help please?

Thanks :lease:


Active Member
I would appear that you have a PAL/NTSC problem. Your TV is either unable to accept an NTSC input or its presently set to PAL. Switch the TV input to NTSC which is the format for North American region 1 discs and all should be OK. If your TV is very old then it may be PAL only but most manufactured in the last few years are multi format compatible.

Welsh Star

Thank you very much for your help - appears it must be the TV as it's over ten years old. Maybe it's time for a new one.


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