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ENGLISH CC (CLOSED CAPTIONS)...How do I turn it on ?!!

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  1. titanax

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    Hi,

    How do I enable the "English CC" on my Band of Brothers DVD?

    Is this a DVD Player setting or my TV setting?

    Please advise.

    My DVD Player: PIONEER DV-266-S

    My TV: SONY WEGA KV-DR29
     
  2. Lux

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    I was under the impression you need a specific box that can extract it from the feed and display it.
     
  3. Grimley

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    I thought that CC were more or less subtitles so couldn't you use the subtitle option instead :confused:
     
  4. Mr. Wilby

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    CC and Subtitles are different things. As Lux says, you need a special box capable of decoding CC's if you want to view them.

    Failing that, use a Software-based DVD player (if you have that option, e.g. a HTPC) - PowerDVD for example, is capable of decoding these.
     
  5. titanax

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    So I need a decoder?

    Can anyone provide me with more infomation about this decoder?

    Brand? model ?
     
  6. saturday

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    My understanding is that Closed Captions are "hidden" in the video signal and need a decoder to be displayed. They can be broadcast (eg sat, cable, terrestial) or encoded into DVD or VHS. Text in closed captions often adds extra information such as who is speaking, noises etc. Subtitles tend to be just the dialogue.

    I believe that subtitles are more common on DVDs and these can usually be displayed by even budget players - accessed from the DVD menu. I'm not familiar with your player but I'd have thought that it would be capable of displaying subtitles.

    Do you need the (possible) extra detail from CCs?
     
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    Actually, what I need is English subs....but the R1 DVD only comes with Spanish subs...so the only way is to enable the CC.

    Saturday, you familair with any other model of DVD players capable of shows CC ?
     
  8. saturday

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    No, sorry, I don't know of any DVD players that have CC decoding built in - though there may be some. They are more common in TVs (e.g. it has been the law in the USA since 1993 for all TVs over 13" sold there to have a CC chip) and are sometimes found in VCRs.

    Rather than find and buy a CC capable DVD player I think it would be much cheaper to buy another copy of Band of Brothers (R2) that has English subtitles. Can your player play other region discs? If not then there might be a handset hack available.

    Otherwise you can buy external decoders from the USA for around $175. Don't know about Singapore. You could also check out ebay.
     
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    Probally cheaper to buy a diffrent region of the film, with English Subs

    What is the film?
     
  10. Lux

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    When I enable CC on my PC using Powerdvd you get the "subtitles" but they are placed under the person which is speaking and or adds the name of the speaking person and also sounds. so in a way it is similar to HOH subs but as I said also puts the subs under the speaking person.

    here's a bit about the decoder
    http://www.hacofamerica.com/ad09.htm

    google will give a lot more hits
    HTH
     
  11. chic

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    my toshiba 510 has the option to decode the CC track
     

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