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Master Geek
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Topic # 84612 3-Jun-2011 12:19
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I watch all my TV through mysky, and mostly NOT live. Just recently I have noticed that TVOne news is displaying subtitles which initially I thought was fair enough, but now it seems to be on other TVone programs. Has anyone else noticed this recently and do you know how to switch it off? Is it a setting on mysky or on my TV?

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 477382 3-Jun-2011 12:46
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I noticed the subtitles come onscreen the other day. I thought that I must have bumped the remote.

Guess it was due to one of those automatic updates :(

To restore normality, just go into the setup and hide the offending beast.



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  Reply # 477383 3-Jun-2011 12:48
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I had a look at the setup menu and couldn't see how to switch it off?
I'll have another look tonight

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  Reply # 477395 3-Jun-2011 13:06
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Yep, I spotted it to:
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=106&topicid=84418

To switch off on MySky HDi:
*temporarily, hit the Setup key and toggle Closed Captions with left/right arrow
*permanently( and can then be switched on temporarily as above) by going into the Active menu, find the  setup options and it's under screen/display settings (menu item names may not be accurate but it's somehting like that anyway, you'll find it).




Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important. (T.S. Eliot)




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  Reply # 477398 3-Jun-2011 13:15
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Thanks for that info,
I guess it all stems from my inability to understand that closed captions are subtitles. When I read closed captions I didn't know what it was...Duh

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  Reply # 477405 3-Jun-2011 13:49
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Nikoftime: Thanks for that info,
I guess it all stems from my inability to understand that closed captions are subtitles. When I read closed captions I didn't know what it was...Duh


Yeah, I recall being intrigued by it some time ago and looked up what it meant, even though having it on or off made no difference back then.  The 'caption' bit I could understand, this extract wikipedia goes someway to explaining it:

The term "closed" in closed captioning indicates that not all viewers see the captions—only those who choose to decode or activate them. This distinguishes from "open captions" (sometimes called "burned-in" or "hardcoded" captions), which are visible to all viewers.




Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important. (T.S. Eliot)


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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 477446 3-Jun-2011 15:03
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Zippity: I noticed the subtitles come onscreen the other day. I thought that I must have bumped the remote.

Guess it was due to one of those automatic updates :(

To restore normality, just go into the setup and hide the offending beast.


What happens sometimes is someone goes in to try closed captions, and, when nothing happens, they don't turn them off again. Some time later SKY start sending the data and your decoder obliges.


To turn Closed Captioning ‘On’ (or off) by default -


  • [Active]

  • 1 - System Setup

  • 4 - System Settings

  • 1 - Picture Settings

  • 4 - Caption & Banner Settings

  • Set Closed Captions to ‘On’

  • Save New Settings




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