Question about Toshiba MV20FL4 20 in. TV/VCR Combo

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A black box pops up on the screen and just leaves the border area around the box available for viewing. It only happens on a few channels at a time and seems to alternate as to what channels are affected, i.e. it used to be on the weather channel all the time, but now that channel is fine and ESPN and Fox News are have it. It appears to be like a pop up window, but the window is solid black with no wording on it. Other than that, the TV works well.

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MRS3309,
It sounds as though the closed captioning has some how gotten turned on. Not all programs are closed caption supported so the box will not show on every channel nor will it necessarily be on the same channel all day. Go into the menu on the tv and ensure the CC option is turned off. You may have to go into set up or preferences to locate the CC portion of the menu. I hope this assists you and thank you for using Fix Ya. If I can assist you further please let me know.

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