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Black box on screen

About 14 seconds after turning on my tv, a black rectangle covers most of the lower half of the screen. If I turn the tv off and back on again I can see the whole image (for about 14 seconds). This happens when watching tv or dvd. When changing channels the box will sometimes disappear for a few seconds. When fast-forwarding a dvd it will disappear until I resume normal play.

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Re: black box on screen

On your remote should be a button called TV caption or text. Turn off the closed caption as someone hit it and turned it on by accident. If its not on your remote, then it is in the menu. Good Luck Ps Please dont forget to rate this thread.

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