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Black rectangle on screen

A black rectangle appears on my TV screen (about 5 in. by 12 in. in size). When I press any button on the remote it disappears for a few seconds and then comes back on again, especially on news programs where we see a lot of subtitles. Sometimes it stays off for the rest of the evening when the TV is on for some time. The following appeared on the screen at one point:

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Re: Black rectangle on screen

Usually that is a part of the closed caption settings. If it is set to either T1 or T2 that box will appear ....

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