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VIZIO 42" FLATSCREEN

LOWER 75% OF SCREEN COVERED BY BLACK BOX. TURN OFF SET, GOES AWAY FOR 5 -1 0 MIN THEN RETURNS. HAD TV FOR 14 MOS - JUST STARTED HAPPENING.

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  • Anonymous Jul 17, 2008

    I have a brand new Vizio GV42L LCD TV and right out of the box a 6" black band appears across the screen from the centre down. Comes and goes, but is there most of the times. This band retains the images it covers for about 15 seconds.

  • PatriceLynn Sep 12, 2008

    I have the same problem, and it is very upsetting. As a single mom trying to put a household back together after being cleaned out, I thought Vizio was a good buy, and got the 42''. Black box appears and stays for a long time, randomly. Sometimes, there are squiggly characters that start "typing" across the black box portion. Tonight, we cannot watch our favorite show. What is the deal?

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I am looking for someone that has a good screen on their set, but has other problems with power, etc. I have a GV42L 42" manufactured in march 2007. It works perfect except the screen has a fracture on it. The warranty is voided because we damaged the screen. I can sell this to somone who has a good screen but needs boards or speakers, etc. Or I will buy your tv that has a good screen but damaged boards in it.
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Turn off the closed captioning

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