Normally when you change inputs on the Bravia it shows the input name, resolution, audio system and the wide format for a few seconds, and then it all dissapears (unless there is no source attached, then the input name overlay stays)
About a week ago my Bravia started not hiding the info overlay when using HDMI connected to my PC via a DVi-HDMI adapter (as if there was no connection, but the picture was on the screen). It had not done this in the previous month of ownership After fiddling with the TV, my pc, and trying various different HDMI ports I eventually factory reset the TV and this seemed to fix the problem, until the next time I connected my PC, when it did it again. (The PC is only sporadically attached to the tv)
No TV setting seems to get rid of the bar, with the exception of factory reset which is still not 100% guaranteed to work.
After trying various combinations of the the nvidia drivers, os reinstalls (XP and Vista), with no change, I decided to try the DVD player through S-Video and my laptop via the PC input (15 pin dsub) both with the same issue. About 10 minutes after plugging in the laptop on dsub the bar went away and stayed away on all inputs, but it was back after a tv/pc reboot cycle.
The only that ever seems to resolve it is either factory reset or by changing inputs, the latter working very occasionally (Once, to be precise).
Has anyone else experienced this or can think of possible solutions/tests to run? It's ****ing annoying trying to watch anything with that bar taking up a fifth of the screen.