I'm very sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Unfortunately, this sounds like it may need servicing. Here's the thread where you can get details on setting that up: http://forums.cnet.com/7723-13973_102-542437/service-issues-click-here-for-help/
Recently my 3 year old TV has begun displaying the volume bar. It goes on and off for a few minutes, then stays on. While it's on, the remote control is unresponsive. The only way I can clear it is by pressing the Menu button on the TV. The problem has nothing to do with the remote control because I have removed the batteries and the problem still occurs.
Any one have this problem, any solutions?