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Dan, Broadcast Engineer
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Just recently when I press my volume button (up or down) I

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Just recently when I press my volume button (up or down) I get a small microphone icon with a small red bar that blinks and then goes away. It's located on the bottom left of my screen. What is this trying to tell me? I can't find my owners manual.
JA: What's the model number of your TV? How old is it?
Customer: UN55HU700F; purchased 1/23/2015
JA: Does the TV menu work? Do you have the same problem on all sources/inputs?
Customer: Yes but it's recent so don't know about whether it shows up using a DVR but it shows up when I'm on Comcast which is mostly what I watch.
JA: How long has this been an issue? What happened right before this popped up?
Customer: Only a few days and nothing different has happened.
JA: Anything else you want the TV expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: No, I think the little microphone icon is a standard indicator..
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Dan replied 8 months ago.

Hello and thank you for your question. I look forward to assisting you today. What brand is the TV please?

Expert:  Dan replied 8 months ago.

What you may be seeing depending on the brand of the TV, is the Smart Voice Recognition? The icon indicates it is turned off and shouldn't cause any problems. Please let me know if you have any questions.