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Sony RDR-HXD870 - turn off subtitles


Standard Member
Hi, my father in law is having trouble with his HXD870. Since the re-tune he has been seeing subtitles on the screen when viewing Freeview channels received on the recorder/player.

I've downloaded the manual and identified a subtitle button but it doesn't seem to make any difference.

There's some distance between us, so I cannot pop round to fix it.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance



Well-known Member
Basic advice in these situations is disconnect the recorder at plug; wait a minute or so; then reconnect. Hopefully, this will put the system back into its normal state.


Hi - Did you ever find a solution? I am having same problem!

Welcome to the forum.

Go into the menus / Initial setup / scroll down to language / across and down to 'Subtitle Display' ... and check that the setting is set to OFF.

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