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Ultimate Geek

# 46929 10-Nov-2009 06:01
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As per the title I need to know whether anyone with a Tivo can try recording tv programmes so that those with subtitles will playback. In particular programmes like <ahem> Shortland Street. I have heard that mysky does but I have heard this is not always reliable.

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  # 271485 10-Nov-2009 06:05
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Yes it does, you can access them via the guide. I guess it depends on whether they are there in the first place. I have found that there are more subtitles on TiVo than on Freeview.

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  # 271486 10-Nov-2009 06:15
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Thanks for info. To expand, my wife is Deaf so her favourite shows are those that are subtitled via teletext, unlike a DVD where they are usually subtitled via a menu. Now, what I am trying to understand is if subtitles are viewed only while in teletext mode (801) and we are watching another channel, or we are out and we record a programme then how does the playback with subtitles work? I thought that teletext (801) only played the subtitles at a time when the programme is scheduled to play, so therefore if we watch the recording at a different time the teletext subtitles wont be there.


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  # 271488 10-Nov-2009 06:49
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I'm pretty sure captions (via teletext) are recorded. I don't have a Tivo, but that is certainly the case with Windows 7 Media Centre.

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