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Toshiba TV MV13P2

BIG black box appears on my TV. Push any button and it goes away for a few seconds.

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Re: Toshiba TV MV13P2

All I can say is that the black box appears when the closed captions are on and set to TEXT. This is normal. Turning off the closed captions should make the black box go away. If the closed captions are somehow turning themselves back on, there may be an issue with the microprocessor in your TV.

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I have a black box that appeared on my quasar tv. It will go away when I change channel or adjust the volume but then it'll come back within a few seconds.

This is the closed-caqptioning box. Work your way through the menus on the TV and turn off this feature. That should resolve the problem.


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There is a large black box that appears on my screen and makes it so that that I can not watch the TV. It takes up the entire picture and all that I can do is hear whatever my be playing. Once it comes on...

Check your closed-caption settings. You will probably find that you have captioning on and set for "text" mode. Turn it off and the problem should go away.

What's happening is that with text mode on, the set clears an area (the black box) for text to be displayed, but there's no text. On channels or programs where captions aren't being broadcast, you don't have this problem. Most TV remotes have a button for quick access to caption settings, so it's easy to get this turned on without knowing it. Then you're suddenly facing the black box.

Please take a moment to give this solution a fixya rating if it gets your box cleared up, and thanks for asking here!

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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).

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Just happened to see your black box problem associated with your T.V.; Thought I would pass along an idea for you to check into, and let me know if it helped...Check into whether or not it has a onscreen text block mode, if it gets into this mode by accidentally pressing the wrong buttons on the remote and or TV, it could and I have seen, at least with zeniths, a big black box which will cover the whole screen except for a 2 to 4 inch border around the box and outer edge of the screen...if this is the case, find someone familiar with the correct setting for the set associated with this problem, and get it back into the right mode....Hope this helps..T.

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