Question about Sylvania SRT2232S 32" TV
The box is probably because you have closed-captioning turned on and set to "text" mode. Check the TV remote control for a button marked "CC" or "CAPTION" or something similar. Press the button to cycle through captioning options until you get to "OFF". This should clear up the trouble.
What's happening is that in text mode, the TV blanks out the area on the screen where the text should go, but there's nothing to display. Text mode isn't widely used, but in some markets it's used to display weather or other information. What sometimes happens is that the caption button on the remote gets pressed and you don't know the TV is set to text mode until the box starts coming up. And it doesn't happen on every channel, or even all the time on the same channel, so it can seem very random.
Thanks for using Fixya!
Posted on Oct 06, 2010
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
Here's a link to this great service
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Mar 21, 2010 | Sharp LC-19SB14U 19 in. LCD TV
Feb 12, 2010 | Sharp LC-19SB14U 19 in. LCD TV
Dec 27, 2009 | Toshiba 27AX61 TV
Nov 27, 2008 | Toshiba 27A33 27" TV
Jul 26, 2008 | Televison & Video
Feb 08, 2008 | Panasonic PT-51HX41 51" Rear Projection...
Nov 29, 2007 | Sony BRAVIA KDL-46S2000 46 in. LCD HDTV
152 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: