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BLACK BOX APPEARS IN LOWER HALF OF SCREEN. It GOES AWAY BRIEFLY WHEN CHANGING CHANNELS or adjusting settings.

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You have a closed caption setting turned on to text. Its probably near your channel up or down button. Keep pressing it, it will cycle through text1, 2, 3, 4, cc1 and cc2 and off. When you get to off leave it for a few seconds and it should disappear.

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