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tom bradley Posted on May 22, 2007
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Tv picture the tv comes on normally and after a few minutes a big black square covers most of the picture leaving only the outer edges and when i change channel the picture will be normal for a few minutes and then the big black square will come again?

  • adowling1 Sep 13, 2008

    I can not find anywhere in the menu to shut off closed captioning

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Your closed captions are on and set to TEXT. Go into the menu, turn off the closed captions and the black box will vanish.

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