I 'm editing my review , because now i wish i read the manual before returning the player i bought for my girlfriend . The button on the remote to switch from pal to ntsc was undoubtedly my problem . Now i may buy two ! ( my orignal review is below : ) Great feature list , poor reliability . Output went black and white only via both s-video and composite connections , and with no v-hold . Thankfully amazon has free return shipping !