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Blacked-out box covering 75% of screen

I've had the TV for 5 years now, and just recently, a black box appears.
It's not all the time. Just certain channels or DVDs... If I change the channel, the box goes away. If I go back to the original channel, the black box reappears in 5 seconds.

Any ideas or thoughts?

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Shut off close captioning. the close captioning is in text1 mode and needs to be CC1 in order to work, or shut it off

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