Big Black Box on TV Screen - xbox

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    Here's a really fun one. Ever since I downloaded and installed the
    latest update from Xbox Live my 360 has shown a black box superimposed over
    the TV screen. I can see the xbox screens around the perimeter of the TV
    screen but the black box covers most of it. I have the xbox connected to a
    cheapy 20 buck source selector along with a PS2 and a Wii. Neither of the
    other two systems are having an issue and if I connect the xbox directly to
    the ONLY standard Red/White/Yellow connection on the TV I can see and play
    my xbox. Aside from getting a new TV with multiple connections (can't
    really afford that) or going out and getting an expensive source selector
    (to the tune of 100 bucks or so) is there anything else I can do to fix this
    issue? I've called Microsoft and they tell me there's not a lot I can do.
    You can't remove an update once applied and they even sent me some update I
    was supposed to burn to a CD/DVD and run when I started the system but that
    isn't working either. Has anyone else seen something like this and if so
    were you able to fix the problem or are you going to have to live with it?
    I don't really want to have to swap cable connections every time I want to
    play the xbox vs one of the other systems. I will if I have to but it's a
    big hassle and any help would be really appreciated.

    Thanks in advance -
    Jon


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    On Fri, 18 Jan 2008 14:44:42 -0600, "Jon" <lanmanjs@comcast.net> had a
    flock of green cheek conures squawk out:

    > Here's a really fun one. Ever since I downloaded and installed the
    >latest update from Xbox Live my 360 has shown a black box superimposed over
    >the TV screen. I can see the xbox screens around the perimeter of the TV
    >screen but the black box covers most of it. I have the xbox connected to a
    >cheapy 20 buck source selector along with a PS2 and a Wii. Neither of the
    >other two systems are having an issue and if I connect the xbox directly to
    >the ONLY standard Red/White/Yellow connection on the TV I can see and play
    >my xbox. Aside from getting a new TV with multiple connections (can't
    >really afford that) or going out and getting an expensive source selector
    >(to the tune of 100 bucks or so) is there anything else I can do to fix this
    >issue? I've called Microsoft and they tell me there's not a lot I can do.
    >You can't remove an update once applied and they even sent me some update I
    >was supposed to burn to a CD/DVD and run when I started the system but that
    >isn't working either. Has anyone else seen something like this and if so
    >were you able to fix the problem or are you going to have to live with it?
    >I don't really want to have to swap cable connections every time I want to
    >play the xbox vs one of the other systems. I will if I have to but it's a
    >big hassle and any help would be really appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks in advance -
    > Jon


    Turn off the closed caption or PIP on the tv.

    Stephen
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    In article <7263CC8E-0445-4AB3-8ED0-BB4AFAC2D5AE@microsoft.com>, "Jon" <lanmanjs@comcast.net> wrote:
    > Here's a really fun one. Ever since I downloaded and installed the
    >latest update from Xbox Live my 360 has shown a black box superimposed over
    >the TV screen. I can see the xbox screens around the perimeter of the TV
    >screen but the black box covers most of it. I have the xbox connected to a
    >cheapy 20 buck source selector along with a PS2 and a Wii. Neither of the
    >other two systems are having an issue and if I connect the xbox directly to
    >the ONLY standard Red/White/Yellow connection on the TV I can see and play
    >my xbox. Aside from getting a new TV with multiple connections (can't
    >really afford that) or going out and getting an expensive source selector
    >(to the tune of 100 bucks or so) is there anything else I can do to fix this
    >issue? I've called Microsoft and they tell me there's not a lot I can do.
    >You can't remove an update once applied and they even sent me some update I
    >was supposed to burn to a CD/DVD and run when I started the system but that
    >isn't working either. Has anyone else seen something like this and if so
    >were you able to fix the problem or are you going to have to live with it?
    >I don't really want to have to swap cable connections every time I want to
    >play the xbox vs one of the other systems. I will if I have to but it's a
    >big hassle and any help would be really appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks in advance -
    > Jon
    >

    Sounds like you hit the closed caption button on your TV???

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    "Jon" <lanmanjs@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:7263CC8E-0445-4AB3-8ED0-BB4AFAC2D5AE@microsoft.com...

    > I have the xbox connected to a cheapy 20 buck source selector along with a
    > PS2 and a Wii. Neither of the other two systems are having an issue


    Have you connected your Xbox video cable into one of the sets of inputs that
    either the PS2 or Wii is using to see if the Xbox works fine there?



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