Rogers 8642 closed captioning quality? (vs other SA boxes)
I have moved, and am going to want to get an upgraded box. It took a long time before Rogers finally fixed HDTV captioning on their SA boxes (For those who are not aware -- Settings button, first mini pop up settings, scroll down, enable "Captions" via set top box, as HDTV captions are the settop box responsibility).
I am wondering if the Rogers 8642 has built-in closed captioning, and how high quality the caption text is? Is the caption style more adjustable than the SA8000/8300?
The 8642 must have CC capability to be sold/rented. As to whether that functionality is any "better" on the 8642 vs the 8300, someone else will have to answer. Not very many people use CC, so you may wish to find a display/demo unit somewhere and check it out for yourself.
I've had the 8300 for almost 6 years and the CC always worked on programming that had CC available (I CC a number of programmes, most recently Treme to catch all the dialogue.)
The flexibility under the user settings (two presses of the settings button) is something that I have not played with - I use the default settings.
I suspect you might have invoked the zoom/stretch mode on the PVR. Press the # button repeatedly on the remote to get back to "normal". If that's the case, you were missing 33% of your programming. It's possible that your TV is also set to zoom/stretch, although that usually isn't the case. If neither of those works, reboot the PVR.
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