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  1. I saw a new Sony TV with large, yellow closed captions that were very easy to read from the other side of a large room. I am wondering which TV's allow the user to change the color and size of the closed captions. My old TV only displays white closed captions that are impossible to read from a distance.
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  2. Any new dtv does & I think that my LG BR player also does this for subtitles.

    You can only do it if you
    watch DTV. There are tons of CC changes you can use, flashing, change to green, size, etc.
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    I have an LG TV as well. It offers several display options for DTV closed captions: text size, font, text color, background color, background opacity, edge type, and edge color. However, the FCC requires that viewers must be allowed to have these choices available for DTV closed captions on all HDTVs with a tuner and a screen size over 13 inches. http://transition.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/News_Releases/2000/nrmm0031.html

    Analog closed captioning (for NTSC DVD, NTSC VHS, NTSC analog cable) and legacy analog-style closed captions for digital TV where an analog signal is supplied to the TV by a cable box or other external tuner, is a different story. The TV doesn't offer any options for displaying them. The only options to choose from are which analog captions to display. That is probably typical as well, because as I recall the FCC only requires that TVs over a certain size must be able to display them.

    [Edit]I forgot to say that legacy analog-style closed captions for digital TV can also be displayed when the TV tunes the signal, if that is the closed caption type that the viewer wants to use, but there will still be no choice as to how they will look when displayed.
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  4. Yes. Plus you only get analog CC's on composite connections.
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    Originally Posted by handyguy View Post
    Yes. Plus you only get analog CC's on composite connections.
    Analog closed captions can be transmitted by S-video connections too, but not any other video connection.
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    Yes. Plus you only get analog CC's on composite connections.
    Analog closed captions can be transmitted by S-video connections too, but not any other video connection.
    RF too, but we are going back too far. lol
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    Originally Posted by handyguy View Post
    Originally Posted by usually_quiet View Post
    Originally Posted by handyguy View Post
    Yes. Plus you only get analog CC's on composite connections.
    Analog closed captions can be transmitted by S-video connections too, but not any other video connection.
    RF too, but we are going back too far. lol
    I covered that already. LOL Remember RF goes through the TV's analog tuner.
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