I don't think this is exactly correct. My television will display embedded closed captions using component inputs, at least, at some resolutions. The HR22s do not put the captioning data out the component connections at all, at least, my television does not see any captioning data from these connections. It MAY be true that the Monoprice component to composite downconverter does not processs the embedded captioning infomation, but if it isn't there to start with, there is NO chance that it will end up in the composite or S-Video output. With such a long on-screen persistance that it makes using SD almost impossible. With every fast-forward or skip button-press, the message comes up for twenty-five seconds (or so). I don't mind not having the guide or other on screen information, like the progress bar, but the persistance of that message is completely unacceptable. If they would provide an option to inhibit it, that would work out ok for me, but NO, they won't! ANd then I get to see my television shows in SD rather than HD! That is not an acceptable alternative! It was a programming decision by DirecTV, they can easily change it--THAT is the acceptable solution!