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Black box in middle of screen

My hitachi 57f500a is hooked up to a digital converter box and an outside antenna every 30 seconds or so a large black box comes on in the middle of the screen blocking image.when I push volume up or down it goes away for a little while then comes back. HELP!

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Go into the menu and turn your closed captions off or if there is a cc button on your remote you can turn it off that way.

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