Wish I could tell you the chip I have but I got this slim silver ps2 while I was in Iraq. Over there of course it played fine then when I got to the states I had SDtv and it was of course in black and white. I got this new Sony Aquos tv and under color options you can have on auto ntsc pal-m or pal-l. I played this Shinobido in color without trouble but I tried 3 other games that if color option is auto they will flicker I guess youd say on game for a second then black screen, if you choose ntsc it is black and white off center, pal-m black and white centered, pal-L black and white has a black bar toward the bottom of the screen. I have the ps2 connected with an S-video cable. Any ideas???