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Request for Help with Closed Captioning Question

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by byron2008, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. byron2008

    byron2008 Cool Member

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    Hello everyone,

    We're a multi-lingual household who found common ground with tv watching a few years back. We pick a language for audio, and the opposite language for subtitles. Yes, it's a little crazy, but it brings peace.

    Now here's the problem. If we upgrade our DVR to any of the service providers we need to utilize the Component or HDMI cables. This prevents the TV from having the CC3 ability. We can watch subtitles via the receiver in English for English programing and Spanish for Spanish programming, but there isn't an option for English audio with Spanish subtitles. We have two very old Tivo units which run off an s-video plug. They provide this option. My family wants to go HD, but you get the idea.

    Hopefully, someone else has presented this previously, but I couldn't find an answer searching the boards. I'm trying to be a peace keeper and allow the HD leap, but have my doubts based upon what I've seen thus far.

    Thanks so much for your help,
    Byron
     
  2. ZBoomer

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    My Dish 722 HD DVR lets you pick the captioning service you wish it to display, normally 1, but you can choose 3 if you want.

    If you did that it would display cc3 captions (if they exist), while leaving the audio alone. When connected in this fashion, the receiver itself is decoding the CC, and then displaying them on the monitor. You don't use the TV's CC option, but enable it in the receiver itself.

    Not sure I understand fully what you mean, but I think it can do what you want.
     
  3. byron2008

    byron2008 Cool Member

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    Hi there, and thanks for the reply. Ultimately, my family watches a ton of HBO, because 95% of their offerings are available in English/Spanish audio & or subtitles. So, what we do as a compromise for those who are weaker in one language is listen in English and read spanish subtitles or vice versa.

    I've tried this with the HR20-21+ series, and they have multiple cc options to choose from on the receiver, but the only one which works is CC1. If i switch from hdmi to s-video, I can use the tv's cc3 option, but when in hdmi, the tv's cc options are blocked. Ultimately, we're looking to go HD without losing this important CC3 function.

    We're considering cutting the cord altogether and simply subscribing to a blu-ray dvd service. The quality is great, and none of the language options are lost with most dvd's anyhow.

    Again, I'm open to any suggestions to get CC3 over an hdmi connection.

    Thanks again!
     
  4. Ron Barry

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    CC does not go over HDMI (HD content) as far as I know. CC now is handles by the receiver. Not sure if this was always the intention with HD but it is the current state. I will give a try with CC on HBO tonight if I get the chance to see if it works.
     
  5. Chevy1965

    Chevy1965 Cool Member

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    I tried cc1 through cc4 and I get English for all
     
  6. ZBoomer

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    Me too, on all the HBO's at least. That means the receiver isn't decoding it properly, or the provider is sending english on all CC channels. Not sure how to tell.
     
  7. byron2008

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    You all seem to be experiencing the same situation. Believe it or not, I think this bug is going to motivate me to cut the cable, and buy a Blu-ray player. Most DVD's have multi-lingual options.

    On that note, have any of you had experience surfing with the PS3? I'm trying to determine how realistic it will be to see an episode of "The Office" over the tv via the PS3
     

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