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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

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  • 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?

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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.

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