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Black Rectangle on Bottom of Screen

There is a black rectangle on the bottom of the screen.  It takes up a little less than half of the screen.

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It is your Closed Captioning malfunctioning. You can try and access the menu and turn the CC off but more times than not it is a malfunction that is unfixable.
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Posted on Feb 14, 2009


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