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Large Black Bar across one channel only Polaroid T.V.

A black bar covering 1/2 the screen comes on about 3 seconds after I go to the channel. It has numbers and letters that flash on it. I called cable and they said it is the T.V. I am an old lady, and can't afford to go to a repairman. I purchased this at Circuit City less than a year ago. Help me please

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  • marandbob120 Jul 27, 2008

    Please help an old lady .

  • mosdil Sep 21, 2008

    WE have the same problem with our Polaroid TTM 2004R model CRT TV. It appears on several channels & in our case does not have any letters or numbers on it. If you hit the display button on the remote the picture returns, but only as long as you hold the display button.

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2008

    I have the same thing on a few channles like 5 an 7.
    comes on when it feels like it.. I just purchased this Sharp HD tv for kitchen and I have no idea where or why i get the black bar..


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Turn off CC1,2,3 or 4. You are seeing a Closed caption screen with either no data or encoded data. Usually the blank CC's are 2,3, or 4.

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