Caption not working

Foxrac

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PS3 doesn't have a built-in CC decoder (computer chip = hardware) since it's not a 2014 model but I am not sure about PS4 which will be for sale starting on 11/15. Is it a 2013 or 2014 model? If it's a 2014 model, it should include a built-in CC decoder. That's my concern.
It looks like Chevy57 edited the original quote.

Hooray! FCC Releases Television IP Captioning Rules | Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology

PS4 is 2013 model because it made in 2013, so 2014 will be after Jan 1, 2014.

You could contact Sony and question about add software CC decoder to OS.

Apple TV has software CC decoder, even MacBook Pro too.
 

Foxrac

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I watch Hong Kong movies which are Region 3 and my DVD is rigged to play everything, from North America, to Europe to Asia, so I keep it.

Thank you everyone for your help. At the moment, I got a call from my Dad who's with my mother visiting my sister in Maryland. She became ill yesterday and she's in the hospital now. We're waiting to hear from the doctor soon. I may be off this board for a while because I really can't think of anything right now but my family. To those of you of faith, please send prayers for my mother. Thank you.
I love region-free DVD.

Your welcome, oh wow, I'm sorry about your mother. I hopefully your mother gets well soon.
 

The Highlander

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I watch Hong Kong movies which are Region 3 and my DVD is rigged to play everything, from North America, to Europe to Asia, so I keep it.

Thank you everyone for your help. At the moment, I got a call from my Dad who's with my mother visiting my sister in Maryland. She became ill yesterday and she's in the hospital now. We're waiting to hear from the doctor soon. I may be off this board for a while because I really can't think of anything right now but my family. To those of you of faith, please send prayers for my mother. Thank you.
Ah region-free. My father selling them to foreign customers. We are foreign. :)

Let me ask my father if he know any region-free dvd player/blu-ray player with built-in CC decoder. I forget about that.
 

spoodle22

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I bought a Samsung Smart TV and got the captions to work, somehow via Comcast set up. The person that set up the TV had the captions working from the TV but since he left, I've no idea what happened to it but thankfully I figured out how to do that through the Comcast menu. I had to have someone from Sears back again this morning and it seems from what he said, it's not available or disabled - he was Russian and hard to follow. I was a little put out by him. I mentioned Samsung told us where the outlets should connect in the back and he insisted they never said that. I told him he wasn't in the room during the call so why was he telling us one thing when we know what was said....

He also insisted Samsung didn't tell us where to change the outlets to get the DVD going and I've no idea how that is because I know this guy wasn't in the room during the conversation. He at least explained how to get the DVD and VCR working. Now I'm watching a DVD which has subtitles (none in English) and says it's captioned too. I'm playing it and it's not captioning. What am I missing? My DVDs won't be captioned on an HDTV anymore? How do I get this to work? Thank you.

Laura
I have same problem, I think it is false advertising, and that we all need to complain to the FCC
 

BoredOldBoy

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RETIRED USAF ELECTRONIC TECH, 85 YEARS OLD FIRST DO NOT CONFUSE CLOSED CAPTIONS WITH SDH AND SUBTITLES.
IF YOU HAVE NEW TV OR DVD PLAYER WITH ONLY HDMI INPUTS/OUTPUTS MORE THAN LIKELY CC WILL NOT WORK.
SOME OLDER DVD PLAYERS HAVE BOTH A/V AND HDMI OUTPUTS. THE CC SIGNAL IS IN THE AV (RCA RED, WHITE, AND YELLOW)
THE CC SIGNAL IS ACTUALLY IN THE YELLOW VIDEO CORD. (AM I KEEPING THIS SIMPLE ENOUGH?? LOL)
AMAZON FOR ABOUT FIFTEEN DOLLARS WILL SELL YOU AN ADAPTER THAT TAKES AN A/V (RCA RED, WHITE, YELLOW) CABLE IN
AND HAS AN HDMI OUTPUT. POWER SUPPLY AND CABLES ARE INCLUDED. IF YOU PUT THIS DEVICE ON THE OUTPUT OF A DVD PLAYER
OR ANY DEVICE WITH A/V OUT THAT CONTAINS CAPTIONS (NOW READ CAREFULLY THE FOLLOWING) AND THEN PUT AN OLD CAPTION DECODER (SEE EBAY) WITH RCA INPUT/OUTPUTS BETWEEN THE DVD PLAYER AND THE ADAPTER (YOUR DECODING THE CC SIGNAL BEFORE IT GOES TO THE ADAPTER AND THEN THE HDMI INPUTS ON THE TV) THIS WILL ALLOW YOU TO SEE CLOSED CAPTION ON OLDER MEDIA WITH OUT SDH/SUBTITLE AND JUST CC. IF YOU GET CONFUSED EMAIL ME AT icedvd@aol.com.
THE BORED OLD BOY (BOB) OF COLEMAN TX
 
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