Originally Posted by Banjo
That's a common problem with some HDTVs not offering CC as an option on component video inputs when people are in fact able to get CC through component cables as long it is in the interlaced mode, not progressive mode. It's rather perplexing why they would leave that option out on some HDTVs. I know ViewSonic is one of them too.
It's quite a pain in the neck that we have to keep fighting for equal access all of the times. It's a neverending battle. The HDMI technology is now a new battle to fight to gain equal access.
Banjo, I'd really like to know what other TVs aren't decoding captions through the component inputs. Was it your personal experience that Viewsonic HDTVs don't decode captions on the component inputs, or did you see that somewhere else? Do you know what models of Viewsonic HDTV had these deficits?
Reply comments to the FCC are due tomorrow about digital captioning, so specific information could be included in the reply comments if we can verify this on the Viewsonic web site. (I did that for a Samsung plasma HDTV, for example, in my own comment.)