Black translusent rectangle (band) lower mid screen
Sometimes and on different chanels we get a box like a text box covering about i/4 of the screen. you can see the inmages through it
if you change the chanel and then back it apears again after a few seconds. and some time it's not there at all.
it looks as thought a menu display is trying to come up.
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Re: black translusent rectangle (band) lower mid screen
You have the closed captioning turned on and it's set to "text" mode. On channels where closed captioning is being broadcast the set is clearing the screen for the text which isn't there. That's why you don't see it all the time or on every channel. Just use the remote or front panel buttons to go to the caption settings and turn it off.
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Check both the set and the box if you are using one, you are describing a TEXT feature which on certain channels puts a black box in the middle of the screen----idea was to send text but it never to my knowledge was used.
The feature can be either in the set itself or a box (cable/sat etc) and will be found in the settings under CLOSED CAPTIONS, MAKE SURE IT IS OFF IN THE SET FIRST AND IF STILL A PROBLEM CHECK THE BOX FOR CABLE ETC AS IT CAN ALSO BE THERE.
Once you find closed captions, make sure TEXT is not highlighted.
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.
Note that the large black box goes away when pushing buttons on the tv (ex: the black box will disappear to show the volume setting when changing the volume on the tv but it will cover the picture and the menu display of the dtv box).
This is caused by the closed caption setting of the television set NOT the captioning of the converter box. To fix this you must open your television's menu, find the ccd/closed caption option, and turn it off. This is a frustrating problem as when most people are told to shut off the captioning they try to do so at the box.
Normal dtv box captioning will appear as a small text box at the bottom of the screen as you would expect - not as a giant black rectangle that covers most of the screen. If you do want to shut this off too you will find that you can't do it through the usual menu options (the menu will only allow changes to font, color etc.) - there should be a ccd button on the remote that when pushed will scroll through ccd-1, ccd-2,... off.
I would check and see if you have the text option on under your closed captioning. With the new digital transition the signal for text captioning has been getting messed up during broadcast here lately. If it is on i would just shut it off or go to regular closed captioning.
My mother-in-law had this problem on a Quasar for two years before she finally mentioned it. The rectangle is a text box for closed captioning or for a demonstation list of features, but without the text. I restored the factory presets and poof... problem solved.
Look in the manual and find how to restore the factory settings - it will probably be some weird combination of buttons that you would never guess. On her set, which has a built-in VCR, it was simultaneously pressing "play" and "FF" (on the set, not the remote) for five seconds until the set powered down. Yours will probably be something different but equally odd. That should get rid of the black rectangle. Then you go through the initial setup and you're back in business.
It's the closed captioning. The reason it doesn't go away when you press the "caption" button is because there are four option for closed captioning: Text 1, Text 2, Text 3, and Text 4. The fifth option, which has no designation, is the "off" option. Using the remote, just click on the "caption button until the option has no designation.
Mine was a large black rectangle in the middle of the picture. It's not like Nina3's problem.
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
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