I then started checking out all my OTA stations (Buffalo/GTA) and no CC's are showing up. American or Canadian.
I'm using a Bell 9242 for this quick and incomplete test. My SIR-T451 is currently disconnected so I could not determine if it was a tuner issue. I know that CC works on the Bell 9242 for stations received via satellite reception.
If this is a receiver issue, is it possible that Bell is in violation of any CRTC regulations? I wouldn't think they could be allowed to disable CC handling via a firmware update etc. The 9242 does not handle PSIP data.
mrs. stampeder's mom, like many seniors, requires closed captioning to augment her hearing and has remarked that the CC'ing via DTV is formated more clearly and contains fewer speed-related glitches than the CC'ing found on analogue OTA and/or analogue cable channels.
It depends highly on the display, though.
I've played around with it just to see and IMO it's horrible.
With the technology and display capability of our two LCD tv's, I would expect at least an easy to read font..
Instead, it looks worse than our old CRT tv's did