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Black squares or rectangles over picture

I have a new Phillips Mag HDTV. Every day or two small black squares will appear over the picture. Now sometimes two/thirds of the picture will be covered. You can still see the pic through the black. It goes away when you turn the tv off and back on. Sometimes it will come right back, other times it won't. I use Direct TV, but with Tivo I can tell it's not the satellite signal.

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  • Anonymous Oct 19, 2008

    It's the television, not the cable. It will go away, if I press any menu, and return when the menu is gone. Aggravating!

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    pitcure show when i 1st turn it on but a black square cover most of the pitcure,

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It's the closed captioning. The reason it doesn't go away when you press the "caption" button is because there are four option for closed captioning: Text 1, Text 2, Text 3, and Text 4. The fifth option, which has no designation, is the "off" option. Using the remote, just click on the "caption button until the option has no designation.

Mine was a large black rectangle in the middle of the picture. It's not like Nina3's problem.

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