I have had a Toshiba 24AF43 for a few years. On occasion I have a black rectangle appear on the bottom half of the screen. I happens mainly on CBS and ESPN but can happen on other channels. I can make it disappear by clicking the volume up or down. But it is only gone for about 15 seconds. And it does not happen all the time. Just when I really want to watch something. I don't think it is my cable because I have other TV's and it is not happening on them. Can you tell me what is causing this and can it be fixed?
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Re: Black Rectangle appears on bottom half of screen
Go into your setup menu and turn off closed captioning. The box is there for some channels even though no text is being sent. If you need to keep the closed captioning, try selecting a different mode for it.
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The dark rectangle appears because you have the closed captions on and set to TEXT. Closed captions set to CC1 puts the words on the screen and TEXT puts a black box on the screen. Go into the menu, navigate to the page with closed captions and set your captions to OFF.
go into your menu and find closed caption, someone has accidently set the closed caption mode to text, when the on screen display of channel or volume goes away the box appears. turn off the closed caption feature or switch it to something other than "text" mode, and your box will go away.