Thinking of switching from Shaw to OptikTV and taking advantage of their free PVR. Can any current users tell me how the telus PVR handles subtitles. Does it record them and play them back correctly, HD and SD.
Yes CC works on the PVR and when active will appear on the recorded content during playback.
Dr.Dave is exact and to the point
As mentioned above by 57, not all programs are CC'd. This made me grin when I read it as it took me nearly an hour to realise this during an install where CC was requested. I couldn't get it to work and finally when I was ready to give up I changed the channel and presto CC joy was found.
HDMI only (sometimes) inhibits CC if the TV is doing the CC. If the sending device (in this case the STB) is doing the CC, then it'll be transmitted along HDMI as part of the video signal. See the HDMI FAQ:
As far as i can determine, it takes 20 (!) button presses to turn on cc and another 20 to turn it off. I like to turn it on briefly to catch some missed dialogue, and then shut it back off again -- it really should have a dedicated on/off button on the remote.
Its intended for the hearing impaired and therefore probably wasn't considered to be something that is readilly accessable, as the intended user wasn't considered likely to turn it on and off with any regularity. Its not readilly accesible on my TV either, its buried in a submenu there too.
If you miss something and you have a 430 just try hitting the 'replay' button on your remote and go back 7 seconds to hear it repeated. If you're watching late @ night and don't want to disturb others in the residence, you might try headphones. I use a pair of Sienhauser cordless for that and they're quite comfortable. That way I can 'turn it up' without waking the family and walk around without tearing the headphones from my forgetful head or worse yet yanking out the cord and having the volume blast out to wake the neighbours.
We have two TVs in our house both hooked up to Telus TV (no PVR). Our primary TV (Sony Bravia, LCD) seems to only get captioning from the box, the TV's internal device seemingly does nothing whereas our secondary TV (an older Sony Trinitron, CRT) is able to display captioning using the TV's internal CC device. Is this because of the connection (ie older RCA vs HDMI) or is there something wrong with the Bravia's CC function?
Also, has anyone had problems with the Telus CC cutting out and requiring a restart of the box to start up again?
Yeah, I have experience with garbled CC but this will cut out completely in long stretches through many programs which I know have CC and a hard reset seems to fix it which is what leads me to believe it is either the box or the Telus service.
We mostly watch SD channels on the Bravia and even for those the TV CC does not work. Is the captioning code (or signal or whatever) transmitted to the TV through the HDMI cable? This problem could be with the TV.
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