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Ron Barry said:
This is actually a HD delivery issue and from what I know all HD DVRs have to handle CC internally. With the SD, the CC was passed through on the signal and the TV decoded it. This is no longer the case with HD... Well atleast not now.

As far as I know.. there is no way to do this.
I stand to be corrected but I don't think it's an HD or DVR issue. Has to do with how your TV is hooked to your Sat Reciver or other means of program delivery. If the TV is fed by composite or rf normally the captioning is passed through and is controlled by the tv. If fed by HDMI or component (not sure about the component) it controlled by the sat receiver, DVD player etc. Personally I like the latter as it allows you to change the text style, background color, translucent/transparent/solid etc. White lettering on a black translucent background looks nice to me and allows you to see whats behind the captioning.
 

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Well, just try watching an HD program from an HD receiver on as SD tv once with the captions on the tv turned off. :) The point I was trying to get across is that on an SD tv (composite/rf) or even an HD TV if connected via composite/rf is that the tv controls the captioning. The HD receiver adds the captioning to the composite/rf feed whether the HD recievers captioning is on or off.

This whole HD/SD HDMI vs composite deal when talking about captioning reminds me of all the confusion with picture formatting and screen ratios.
 
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