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Hitachi Ultrascan HD Black square question?

Me and my husband just bought this tv a few months ago. We are now getting a perfect black square that almost covers the whole tv. And it is like it has a mind of its own. It does it on certian channels and only when shows are on and not on local commercials. It is really strange. Its like it does it when it wants too. Here are some pics. Thanks, Cassie

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  • jenncassdave Sep 17, 2008

    When i play a dvd or my xbox 360, the black box is not there.



  • jenncassdave Sep 17, 2008

    We have the same cable line hooked up to all of our tv's and no other tv is doing this.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2009

    i have the same problem,two tv's on same cable,second tv does not have the black square. it comes and goes when ever it wants

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It sounds ( and looks ) exactly like a form of Close Captioning . One of the options for close captioning will put a full size block just like that on your screen . Though I have never seen text in it , thats what it is . Go into the menus and find the CC and turn it off.

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If that black box is generated by Tv, it should be there all the time, like on cable, av input etc.
as you said its not always, so cable top box is suspected which can generate such box as well.
I would suggest when you see that box in tv reception, simply play dvd player and check is that box still appears on dvd input? I hope black box wont appear in playback of dvd player.
Need further help, please let me know.

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