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Black rectangle at bottom of screen when playing dvds on sony dvd player

Had dvd player for several years, now it shows a black box along lower half of screen when playing dvds

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  • mja12try Oct 27, 2008

    A black box appears every time I press play

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Had the same problem but was able to fix it by simply doing the following:
"this is closed captions turned on your TV. get your original TV remote and look for a button that says "Captions" or "CC", and keep pressing it until the TV says "Off". if it doen't have one of those buttons, you will need to get into the menu of the TV and turn off closed captions there. It is probably set on "Text1 or Text 2" right now, and it needs to be set on "Off"

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