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just hooked up tv to cable and have a black box in the middle

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just hooked up tv to cable and have a black box in the middle of the screen

Hi and welcome,

Thank you for the question and your patience. Should you still need assistance for information purposes only...

Initially, please bear with us; re-confirm and post back with the complete model number of the Hitachi. Additionally, is there a cable box in used and if so, describe how this cable box is connected to the TV using what kind of cable(s).

Still, possible suspects are:

  • PIP (picture-in-picture) feature has been inadvertently enabled;
  • Closed Caption feature has been turned on;
  • Parental Lock has been turned on.

Please post back
as above requested and/or results /observations/
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

thank you, louie..all is well.

Appreciate the post back Dough and the earlier rating.

Thank you for your kind understanding as it would seem that there are systems generated automated follow-ups.

This is not an Info Request.