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Series 2 Episode 6 picture problem


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Initial post: 27 Dec 2010 12:00:42 GMT
Josh Canavan says:
Does anyone that has this set have a problem on episode 6 where the right side of the screen has a black bar down the side with some white dots flickering near the top?

It's very strange. I know my TV is set up correctly.

Posted on 21 Oct 2011 01:27:29 BDT
Bizarrely this was intentional, that line is information in a file that can be read by a light reader. If you select the L33T subtitle track the episode opens with an introduction about this; it's part of a competition which also included the base64 (a programing code) extra subtitles to decode computer files, each file being a clue. There's a section about it on the series three extras (Cracking the IT Crowd). On older TVs the overscan would cut this off, but it's very visible on modern TVs.

And yes, I know the OP was almost 10 months ago.
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