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Closed Captioning Feature

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Feb 13, 2009.

Do you use Closed Captioning?

  1. Yes, frequently

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  2. Yes, occasionally

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  3. No

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  4. Never heard of it

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  1. Feb 13, 2009 #1 of 106
    Doug Brott

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    I know that Closed Captioning has a specific purpose and is mandated by Federal Law .. However, This question is for everyone as I'm curious how many people use Closed Captioning ..

    You can change the Closed Captioning options by pressing the {YELLOW} button while in normal TV mode
     
  2. Feb 13, 2009 #2 of 106
    Stuart Sweet

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    As Doug says, it's mandated by law, let's start there. It's also an incredibly useful feature if someone else in the room is on the phone, or if I want to exercise while watching TV. I would say I use it 3 - 5 times a week.
     
  3. Feb 13, 2009 #3 of 106
    bjdotson

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    I use it frequently. Actually, I should say my wife does. She speaks english as a second language and it helped develop her language skills. She doesn't really need it anymore, but still uses it.
     
  4. Feb 13, 2009 #4 of 106
    dcowboy7

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    nope.
     
  5. Feb 13, 2009 #5 of 106
    Tubaman-Z

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    I configured my Harmony remote so that when I press Mute it will:

    Mute my AV receiver
    Turn on closed captioning on my HR20

    which has worked out slick.

    I agree with Stuart - I use this frequently when someone is on the phone.
     
  6. Feb 13, 2009 #6 of 106
    BubblePuppy

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    I have it on all the time. I don't need it but I live in an apartment complex, so I don't have to have the tv volume up very high, especially late at night.
     
  7. Feb 13, 2009 #7 of 106
    Greg Alsobrook

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    I voted No, but probably should have voted occasionally... I probably only use it once every few months though... If I have trouble understanding what someone said... Or if I want to see how the captioning person interpreted something... but I definitely like it being there..
     
  8. Feb 13, 2009 #8 of 106
    KSbugeater

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    Awesome for when kids are making background noise, or for watching 2 shows at one time (sports events). We leave CC on all the time unless dubbing to DVD.
     
  9. Feb 13, 2009 #9 of 106
    Rugged

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    I use it all the time. Our TV room is very close to the kids bedroom and we would rather not blast the volume and wake them up. Plus I use it all when I can't understand the spoken words.
     
  10. Feb 13, 2009 #10 of 106
    armophob

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    No, with 12 speakers I usually hear every word.
     
  11. Feb 13, 2009 #11 of 106
    kevinturcotte

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    It's on 24/7 for me. Problems hearing. I need the TV turned up QUITE a bit to hear everything (5.1 setup), and can only do that when nobody else is here (Not that I'm watching bad stuff, lol, just don't want to bother the whole house)
     
  12. Feb 13, 2009 #12 of 106
    braven

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    Nope, never.
     
  13. Feb 13, 2009 #13 of 106
    WERA689

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    Never here, either.
     
  14. Feb 13, 2009 #14 of 106
    CliffV

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    I voted occasionally. I just use it to pick up words that I didn't hear clearly.

    (I actually use Closed Caption more frequently in my exercise room. But there I have an R10 hooked to a TV with cheesey speakers and noisy exercise equipment.)

    Ideally, Closed Caption should turn on automatically when I MUTE the TV. But without discrete codes for turning Close Caption on and off, I'm not going to mess with it.
     
  15. Feb 13, 2009 #15 of 106
    islesfan

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    We call it "parent captioning" since we have 7 and 8 year old boys. Sometimes you just can't get the TV louder than them, so we turn on the parent captioning.
     
  16. Feb 13, 2009 #16 of 106
    BattleScott

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    Never use it.

    I hope these little polls are leading to what I think they are, and that they get it right this time.

    I :heart:"Soft-keys"...
     
  17. Feb 13, 2009 #17 of 106
    kevinturcotte

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    What do you think they're headed for?
     
  18. Feb 13, 2009 #18 of 106
    spartanstew

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    With the kids playing/sleeping, wife in the kitchen, whatever, we use it all the time (probably nightly).

    You have your system set up so that dialogue comes out of every speaker??
     
  19. Feb 13, 2009 #19 of 106
    Steve

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    We use it fairly often to catch snippets of dialog that we have trouble understanding, either because the speaker is talking too fast or has an accent. Since it's only 3-clicks, I'm very happy we can toggle it on and off quickly. /steve
     
  20. Feb 13, 2009 #20 of 106
    Go Beavs

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    I use it everytime I excersize in the AM. It lets me keep the volume down so the kiddies stay tucked in bed. That makes the Mrs. happy and what's good for the goose is good for the gander.
     
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