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TV Screen has a moving and annoying horizontal bar along the top of broadcasts not in HD format. It looks like the edge of the picture across the top of the screen (problem is not visible when broadcast is in HD. There is also a vertical line on the left edge of the screen and that is visible all of the time it is in color (the color varies from broadcast to broadcast). It looks as if I am seeing something that should not be visible.

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You need to contact an ISF certified calibration professional.

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