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Screen partially black

The bottom 1/3 of the screen is black but only on a few channels. Its not the cable signal because other tv's arent doing it.

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You gave too technical an answer . I'm 80 years old & don't know what you are talking about.

Assuming you have a TV hooked up to some kind of cable box, I would venture to say the TV is telling you it is not receiving a signal from the cable box.
Two things could be the problem;
1 You are on the wrong channel to receive a signal - some boxes send the signal to you on channel 3 - if your TV somehow got changed to channel 4, for example, it would not recognize the signal from the box. Make sure you are on the correct channel setting.
2. The cable box may not be turned on or formated properly. Turn the box off and then back on after a few minutes. Follow any messages on the screen on the box for a proper start-up.

If nothing helps, call your cable company for assistance..

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My RCA has a black block come up in the bottom of the screen? We have Dish Network Satellite and have programed the remote from the remote code guide. TV volume and channel changer work, but picture is a...

This has hopefully been resolved for you, but if not, here are some steps to go through. The black box that comes on the screen is usually signaling that closed Captioning is activated on the tv. Closed captioning does not run through the DISH Network receivers, so you can turn that feature off in your tv settings. The fuzzy picture could be a few things. You will want to check that all of your cables on the back of the receiver box and tv are tight as possible, and also make sure that the tv is on the correct channel. If you are in the room with the receiver, the tv will need to be on channel 3 or 4, and sometimes an input; usually video 1 or 2. If you are in a number two room, where there is no receiver, than you want to make sure that the tv is on channel 60 or 73. I hope that this helps!!!!!

Becki Barned
DISH Network Customer Service

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Cable box is working, TV has black screen and no

cable signal is weak. Tech. must check house wiring.

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I pressed the cahannel up and down button on my panasonicTv and I changed the input signal. It is a black screen and it says no channel available no signal. How do I fix this?

Tries a better antena like a digital antena or a roof antena for the free air tv signal.Rescan the channels.
If cable,satalite or telicom signals unplug replug the reciever box for reboot to upgrade.Make sure ur tv in cable setting,rescan for for dhannels.

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Frozen on a menu screen

Just fixed ours with the same problem. You need to hit the volume buttons on the remote during the time the screen goes black but BEFORE it gives you the "Connect cables" message.It should trick the TV into giving you a blank channel.

Sanyo TVs are made notoriously cheap, and have little glitches like this. Best of luck, space cowboy.

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Not Receiving Cable Signals

100% you have or a faulty tuner inside that has to be checked for dry joints or it has to changed completely. Patrick

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Some channels on my tv have a black screen.

Check that you arent in close caption mode ( usally in the menu)

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Black Square Covers 80% of screen on most channels on TV

have your tv checked by a tech.probably your chip the eprom needs to be reset by lifting it up from the board and resolder back.some one could have put in a code for those channel.good luck.

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Try going into the menu and doing a reprogramming or auto search for channels.

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