Posted 01 April 2010 - 11:30 PM
I believe you are referring to the R22 as there is no model called the R20. Yes, DirecTV does have it's own version of CC (DirecTV Captions) built into the R22 software, so if your TV does not handle CC very well, you might be able to use DirecTV's version.
As for purchasing an R22, you can post a WTB ad in the Buy, Sell, Trade forum here on DBSTalk, but you have to be a DBSTalk Club Member to post in that forum. As for finding one at a retailer, that is most likely not going to happen. Your best bet, if you really want one, is to get one off of ebay or Craigslist. Just make sure to get the receiver ID prior to purchasing and confirm with the Access Card Team at DirecTV that the receiver is owned and will be able to be activated. You will also need to purchase a new Access Card for the receiver for $20 from DirecTV.
As for outputting the DirecTV Captions from the unit itself and CC can only be viewed from the TV, I'm not sure what you mean. What are you trying to do with captions?
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