Question about Sony KV-36FS16 36" TV

1 Answer

Black Text Box Appears On TV (Food Network and Fox Channels)

I have a KV 40XBR800 and subscribe to Comcast.
Periodically I get a large black text box in the middle of the screen with gibberish text when I watch:
- the Food Network (most of the time and it doesn't disappear)
- Fox Network (sometimes and it will disappear after a few minutes)

The text gibberish may be some kind of signal info. The black text boxes do not appear on any other TVs in the house.

Ideas how to stop this?
Greg

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • gbckr Dec 04, 2008

    Closed captioning has been off.

    The big text box is located in the lower center of the screen and covers almost 50% of the entire screen. You can see he show above and on the sides of the text box.

  • gbckr Dec 05, 2008

    It's been a prob for a while but limited to the 2 channels. Food Network almost everytime, and Fox sometimes. No other changes. Great pics and sound.



    I can't identify a TV specific thing. Could it be a Comcast signal strength thing since it is a downstairs tv and the upstairs tvs don't have the same prob?

  • sharonlehrma Dec 12, 2008

    I have the same problem!! Did you figure out a solution?

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 121 Answers

Turn off closed captioning.

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

  • joe wertenberg Dec 04, 2008

    if txt is off must be circuit prob. when did this start? any other symptons? any other changes?

  • joe wertenberg Dec 05, 2008

    you have a wierd one. has to be circuit prob. have you contacted soney fact service? i would.

×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My tv is a sony xbr. somehow we got ourselves a black box (small) in the lower right hand corner. The remote doesn't have pip and we never used the pip. but i cannot get rid of this box. i tried to reset...


A solution I found for our KV-32XBR200 was to press Setup on top of the set, then select the "Demo" item with TV/Video. The text overlay apparently banished PIP. Verified this twice, as I'm at this page because our remote can only turn PIP on :-).

Oct 21, 2010 | Sony FD Trinitron WEGA XBRKV-40XBR800 40"...

1 Answer

Black Box Appears


MAKE SURE IT IS NOT IN THE TEXT MODE SOME OF THESE SETS HAD CLOSED CAPTIONING AND TEXT SEPERATE.

Aug 17, 2009 | Zenith C27A24T 27" TV

1 Answer

At random a black retangular box appears on the screen


Go into the TV's closed-caption settings and turn off captioning. You'll find it's set for "text" mode right now. What's happening is that in text mode, the set blanks out the part of the screen where the text will go but there isn't any. On channels or programs where captions aren't being broadcast you don't see anything. With the captions turned off the box will go away.

Apr 10, 2009 | Toshiba 20AF41 20" TV

1 Answer

Black box when tv is on and going through channels


This worked on my tv...give it a try:

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.

Apr 10, 2009 | JVC AV-36S33 36" TV

2 Answers

RECTANGULAR BLACK BOX COVERS ONE THIRD OF SCREEN DURING LIVE PRO FOOTBALL GAMES AND MARCH MADNESS BASKETBALL . HAPPENS ON CBS AND ESPN. ALSO SOMETIMES ON FOX TV.


 I programmed my PHILIPS Universal with code 0115 then the subtitle (CC) button worked no problem.I am sure any Universal remote with the subtitle button that u can program will work. My Comcast Remote would not work.Did This Help ?

Mar 30, 2009 | Orion STV2763 27" TV

1 Answer

Blackout area on screen


Make sure the TEXT and CAPTION options are turned off.

I am not sure about the Sonny's, but on my Toshiba a black box appears when I inadvertently leave one of the close captioning (CC) on for text or captions on (such as CC1, CC2, etc.).

Feb 15, 2009 | Sony FD Trinitron WEGA KV-32FS120 32" TV

2 Answers

When changing channels----Big black square appears on screen


turn off the closed captions or select c1 to view the captions. Right now they are set for text and that is what is causing the black box to appear

Jan 09, 2009 | Sansui DTV2760 27" TV

1 Answer

The tv will not let me access all channels.


Turn off the text box with the TV/CAP/TEXT button. Go into the menu and change from TV to CABLE. Run the AUTO CH MEMORY.

Dec 11, 2008 | Durabrand DU1901 TV

1 Answer

Black box covering one-half of TV screen


Try turning off the text box function of the closed captioning.

Aug 02, 2008 | Sony FD Trinitron WEGA KV-27FS120 27" TV

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony KV-36FS16 36" TV Logo

225 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Standard (CRT) Televisions Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

68352 Answers

Jaime Hernandez

Level 3 Expert

2267 Answers

matt martin
matt martin

Level 3 Expert

1191 Answers

Are you a Sony Standard (CRT) Television Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...