Question: Closed Captions with CBS All Access and Roku

Discussion in 'Internet Streaming Services' started by rboeze, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. rboeze

    rboeze New Member

    Jun 19, 2011
    Using an older Roku 2 ??, Pioneer VSX-1021-K AVR and Vizio m260va Tv, CBS all access closed captions will jump around on the screen, the new Star Trek was affected plus missing lines at several times.

    When playing the shows on my pc closed captions stay centered.

    Can anyone check other devices or suggest which device is the problem?
  2. billsharpe

    billsharpe Hall Of Fame

    Jan 25, 2007
    I watched Sunday Morning on CBS News channel on my Roku TV Sunday night. Some of the segments were properly close-captioned (with the usual bunch of mis-spellings) and some were not. I don't subscribe to CBS All Access.
  3. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    Don't see such things on ATVs or FTVs that I have, if that helps. I had Rokus, gave up on them. The ATVs and FTVs just work better, I think.

  4. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    We watch most TV on a Roku 3 and I leave the closed captions turned on because we watch a lot of British and Aussie TV where I still struggle with accents at times. The captions are perfect on most Acorn TV, Hulu, and Netflix Brit/Aussie shows. But the broadcast network shows on Hulu and CBS All Access (and CBS News Sunday Morning) offer atrocious closed captions and "Star Trek: Discovery" was awful as you describe.
  5. Newshawk

    Newshawk Hall Of Fame

    Sep 3, 2004
    Broadcast news shows almost always have atrocious closed captioning mistakes because they are mostly transcribed in real time without the benefit of a written script in front of the transcriber. Those programs that transcode via the script have their own problems--often, parts of the script not meant to be read are transcoded and displayed.

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