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Picture problem When I turn on my DVD player, I get a big black box that covers almost the entire bottom half of the screen. It's there whether there is a DVD in the player or not. But it's not the tv, because I'm fine watching tv or using the vcr. It's only the DVD player. What in the world is it?

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If you have the DVD Player connected to the vcr, it is the copy right protection software that is doing it, this is on every single DVD to defer con artist. A way to fix this, is to get a video image stabilizer, or find a way to work around the VCR. If this does not fix the problem, it is possible that the video output on the DVD Player is malfunctioning somehow

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I just had the same problem recently, when I would play a dvd it would be fine until I did something else, like fast forward or rewind or go back to the menu, then the black box would come up. It went away if I cycled through the inputs on my tv back to the dvd player input. I tried a different cable, it still did the same thing. I tried the dvd player on a different tv and it would not do it. I then put the dvd player back on the same tv I was having a problem with and hoping that unplugging it would have reset it I was unhappy to find the same black box appearing. Then I unplugged the tv that was having the problem and plugged it back in and so far the black box has not appeared. It is probably a problem with the tv because it went away when I cycled through the inputs on the tv (did nothing with the dvd player) and it went away (so far permanently) when I unplugged (and probably reset) the tv.

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