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Topic # 84418 30-May-2011 20:04
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My hearing is not the greatest, so in the past I have played with turning Closed Captions on, but never saw any.

Now tonight, watching Coastwatch, and then Situation Critical on TV1, it seems they have been enabled, this is good news.

I haven't seen anything published about this.  Does anyone know if this is a permanent thing.  Is it being rolled out on any other channels?  FTA only, TVNZ only or all/most channels (depending on original broadcast as well I guess)?

Edit: typos.




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  Reply # 475943 30-May-2011 20:42
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we got the same.. they appeared with the news.. I turned it back off.. via the setup button then select close captions and right arrow to change setting.

i tried it months ago when joined since teletext 802 cant use with it but close captions never worked til tonight.

I suspect it be perm.. be odd to try it one night only.. doubt it be on all programmers though
only ones with CC in corner of info panel

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  Reply # 476052 31-May-2011 06:25
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It's permanent. Up until now the non-MySKY boxes would pass through teletext closed captions to the TV, and the SD MySKY (silver) could decode and display CC on TV1 & 2, but SKY didn't have CC for the HD TV1 & 2. Now TVNZ are passing SKY CC data for the HD TV1 & TV2. There is no standard for teletext over HDMI so the MySKY HDi can decode CC and put them in the video.

Using the setup key on the remote only temporarily enables or disables CC (until you change channel I think). To permanently enable or disable CC you have to go into the Setup menus via the Active button.

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