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When turned on the TV picture is OK. After a few seconds it suddenly becomes black except for approximately 1-2 inches around the perimeter. If any button on the converter is touched the picture returns, but only for a few seconds before becoming black.

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What you are seeing is called a TEXT box....it is a feature of
the closed-caption option....enter menu page for closed- caption to turn off text box.........................T.

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