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Black screen while watching a show, a black box appears and takes up half the screen

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  • tvtina Feb 07, 2008

    When watching TV a black box appears on my TV screen.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    I.e when watching football results half numbers on results screen not showing



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I have a Sharp Tv that had the same problem with a large brownish or black square right in the middle of the screen. It only left about an inch around the edges that you
could see the picture moving in behind the big black block or square.I have DISH sat-elite and the book recomending that I check and see if the "caption settings" were on
or off. They were on. I turned the caption settings off and the large square diappeared.

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