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TV settings appearing on screen while viewing

All of a sudden we are receiving various TV settings appearing on the screen while viewing. We have tried all combos to get rid of them, but with no luck. So while viewing shows, the screen will become cluttered and blocked for seconds at a time with volume, and all other settings in English and at times in other languages available. Is there any way to turn this off? We believe that our 5 year old may have accidently caused this. Thx.

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The TV is in the DEMO mode. Many sets have a demo mode, and they are all turned on and off differently. I do not recall exactly how it is done on the Toshiba, but if you look in your owner's manual or go through all pages of the menu, you should be able to find the option for demo mode and be able to turn it off.

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