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How do I turn on/off closed captioning?

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How do I turn on/off closed captioning?

There seems to be no easy way. Help?!
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Re: How do I turn on/off closed captioning?


2m3 wrote:
There seems to be no easy way. Help?!

The best way to turn on the Closed Captioning feature depends on what kind of Comcast device and TV you have. We've outlined a few of the different setups to help point you in the right direction.

*Note: Audio connections are not shown in the illustrations below.

 

 

Standard Definition TV with Standard Definition TV Boxes or DTAs:

  • You’ll need to use the Closed Captioning features built into your TV. It is likely that the standard definition TV box or DTA is unable to send and receive Closed Captioning.
    Image shows how to connect TV box or DTA to a standard definition TV via coaxial cable or single yellow RCA cable.

 

 

Standard Definition TV with High Definition TV Boxes (with or without DVR):

  • You can use either the TV box or the TV to turn Closed Captioning on or off. If you accidentally turn Closed Captioning on in both, you'll see a double layer of captions.

Image shows connection between Standard Definition TV box and HDTV using coaxial cable or single yellow RCA cable.

 

 

High Definition TV with High Definition TV Boxes (with or without DVR):

  • You will need to use the TV box. Closed Captioning should be turned off on your TV to avoid the chance of double layers of captions.
    Image shows connection between a high definition set top box and a high definition TV. Connected via HDMI cable or three Component Video cables.

 

 

On High Definition TV with a CableCARD:

  • You’ll need to use the CableCARD device to turn Closed Captioning on or off.
    Image shows connection between CableCARD device and HDTV via HDMI cable or 3 Component Video cables.

 

 

 

Steps to enable and disable Closed Captioning on non-X1 Motorola HD Set Top Boxes:

 

  1. Turn STB off and leave TV on
  2. Press Menu on STB or remote control
  3. Using the down arrow, navigate to Closed Captioning
  4. Press the right arrow to select Enabled or Disabled  

 

 

If you have a Scientific Atlanta or Cisco branded cable box:

 

 

  1. Access the Main Menu by hitting the "Menu" button. 
  2. Using the arrow keys, navigate to Setup and press OK/Select on the remote control.
  3. Navigate to Closed Captioning Setup using arrow keys and press OK/Select. (On some TV boxes, this may be called Subtitle Setup instead. You may have to press the down arrow to navigate to the second menu screen to find this item.)
    Main menu screen. Closed Captioning Setup is the first option in the right-hand row.
  4. Using the remote control, modify the Closed Captioning and Background settings as needed, and press OK/Select to confirm the settings.Closed Captioning and Background Options display.  Both options are toggled to the On setting.
  5. Please refer to the TV manufacturer’s instructions if this does not activate Closed Captioning.

 

If this does not activate Closed Captioning, try the following:
 

  1. To access user settings (where you can manage Closed Captioning), turn OFF your set-top box; it will remain in standby mode.

    1. Press (Guide) on your remote while the set-top box is in standby mode. OR press Channel Up + Channel Down simultaneously on the front panel of the set-top box.
    2. Using the down arrow, navigate to Closed Captioning. Press the right arrow to select Enabled or Disabled  

 

For more information see here:

 

 

https://www.xfinity.com/support/cable-tv/hd-set-top-box-closed-captioning/

 

 

For X1 Boxes see here: 

http://forums.xfinity.com/t5/X1/How-do-I-turn-off-the-CC-closed-captioning/m-p/2394363#M44096

 

 

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NO Closed captioning - RNG110 (switched on in settings in cable box)

Hi

 

I was trying to get the closed captioning on from my cable box (RNG110) - in vain.

 

I went into the user settings in cable box by pressing "MENU" and switched "ON" the CC. But - still no CC on my TV.

 

I have a Samsung 43" plasma.

 

When I press CC button on my TV remote - it still says "not available".

 

Is there something I am missing?? Thanks. 

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Re: NO Closed captioning - RNG110 (switched on in settings in cable box)


PrasannaSK wrote:

Hi

 

I was trying to get the closed captioning on from my cable box (RNG110) - in vain.

 

I went into the user settings in cable box by pressing "MENU" and switched "ON" the CC. But - still no CC on my TV.

 

I have a Samsung 43" plasma.

 

When I press CC button on my TV remote - it still says "not available".

 

Is there something I am missing?? Thanks. 


Hello,

See the link below to see if this will help

http://customer.comcast.com/Pages/HelpNFC.aspx?id=article-turning-closed-captioning-on-or-off
Frequent Visitor

Re: NO Closed captioning - RNG110 (switched on in settings in cable box)

Thanks. The post says what I already did - pressing the menu button and activating the CC.. I have already done that. 

 

I still am not seeing any closed captions for any programs.

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Re: NO Closed captioning - RNG110 (switched on in settings in cable box)

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Re: NO Closed captioning - RNG110 (switched on in settings in cable box)

Thanks.

 

Again - its the same link. Please read my original post - I have already done what's given in the link.

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Re: NO Closed captioning - RNG110 (switched on in settings in cable box)

Any help?

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Re: NO Closed captioning - RNG110 (switched on in settings in cable box)

Check to see if "subtitles" are on. (Power->Info). If subtitles are on, closed captions won't work.

 

Makes no sense to me, but that's the way it is.

Frequent Visitor

Re: NO Closed captioning - RNG110 (switched on in settings in cable box)

Thanks... I turned off the subtitles and viola it worked.. 

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Re: NO Closed captioning - RNG110 (switched on in settings in cable box)

it worked ...  go figure ! 

Contributor

Re: How do I turn on/off closed captioning?

It's a setting on your TV, not cable.  Use the remote that belongs to your TV.  Use your "menu" button to navigate to it.  It should be pretty easy to find.

Gold Problem Solver

Re: How do I turn on/off closed captioning?

If using a cable box with an HDMI cable then captions are decoded by the box -- the caption data is not passed on to the TV.  See http://captionmax.com/blog/2010/08/hdmi-and-the-missing-closed-captions/ for "why", and http://forums.comcast.com/t5/XfinityTV-and-Equipment/Turn-on-closed-captioning-with-Xfinity-on-SA-HD... for how to turn captions on and off with a Comcast box.

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Re: How do I turn on/off closed captioning?


2m3 wrote:
There seems to be no easy way. Help?!

The best way to turn on the Closed Captioning feature depends on what kind of Comcast device and TV you have. We've outlined a few of the different setups to help point you in the right direction.

*Note: Audio connections are not shown in the illustrations below.

 

 

Standard Definition TV with Standard Definition TV Boxes or DTAs:

  • You’ll need to use the Closed Captioning features built into your TV. It is likely that the standard definition TV box or DTA is unable to send and receive Closed Captioning.
    Image shows how to connect TV box or DTA to a standard definition TV via coaxial cable or single yellow RCA cable.

 

 

Standard Definition TV with High Definition TV Boxes (with or without DVR):

  • You can use either the TV box or the TV to turn Closed Captioning on or off. If you accidentally turn Closed Captioning on in both, you'll see a double layer of captions.

Image shows connection between Standard Definition TV box and HDTV using coaxial cable or single yellow RCA cable.

 

 

High Definition TV with High Definition TV Boxes (with or without DVR):

  • You will need to use the TV box. Closed Captioning should be turned off on your TV to avoid the chance of double layers of captions.
    Image shows connection between a high definition set top box and a high definition TV. Connected via HDMI cable or three Component Video cables.

 

 

On High Definition TV with a CableCARD:

  • You’ll need to use the CableCARD device to turn Closed Captioning on or off.
    Image shows connection between CableCARD device and HDTV via HDMI cable or 3 Component Video cables.

 

 

 

Steps to enable and disable Closed Captioning on non-X1 Motorola HD Set Top Boxes:

 

  1. Turn STB off and leave TV on
  2. Press Menu on STB or remote control
  3. Using the down arrow, navigate to Closed Captioning
  4. Press the right arrow to select Enabled or Disabled  

 

 

If you have a Scientific Atlanta or Cisco branded cable box:

 

 

  1. Access the Main Menu by hitting the "Menu" button. 
  2. Using the arrow keys, navigate to Setup and press OK/Select on the remote control.
  3. Navigate to Closed Captioning Setup using arrow keys and press OK/Select. (On some TV boxes, this may be called Subtitle Setup instead. You may have to press the down arrow to navigate to the second menu screen to find this item.)
    Main menu screen. Closed Captioning Setup is the first option in the right-hand row.
  4. Using the remote control, modify the Closed Captioning and Background settings as needed, and press OK/Select to confirm the settings.Closed Captioning and Background Options display.  Both options are toggled to the On setting.
  5. Please refer to the TV manufacturer’s instructions if this does not activate Closed Captioning.

 

If this does not activate Closed Captioning, try the following:
 

  1. To access user settings (where you can manage Closed Captioning), turn OFF your set-top box; it will remain in standby mode.

    1. Press (Guide) on your remote while the set-top box is in standby mode. OR press Channel Up + Channel Down simultaneously on the front panel of the set-top box.
    2. Using the down arrow, navigate to Closed Captioning. Press the right arrow to select Enabled or Disabled  

 

For more information see here:

 

 

https://www.xfinity.com/support/cable-tv/hd-set-top-box-closed-captioning/

 

 

For X1 Boxes see here: 

http://forums.xfinity.com/t5/X1/How-do-I-turn-off-the-CC-closed-captioning/m-p/2394363#M44096

 

 




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Re: How do I turn on/off closed captioning?

I recently swapped out my old Comcast HD-DVR box (which was about five years old) with Comcast's latest HD-DVR box (as of December 2012).  I hooked up my Sony Bravia TV to the HD-DVR box via the HDMI cable and the closed captioning button on my Sony remote wouldn't work.  I unhooked the HDMI cable and hooked up the analog RCA video/audio cables to the component input on my television.  Using this input, I could get the Sony remote to activate the closed captioning on the non-HD channels but not on the HD channels.  Leaving the RCA cables in place, I re-hooked up the HDMI cable from the HD-DVR box to the HDMI input on the TV.  If I select the HDMI input from the Sony remote, the closed captioning doesn't work on any channels.  If I select the component input from the Sony remote, the closed captioning works on all channels.  You have to have the HDMI cable connected from the box to your TV, you have to have the RCA video/audio cables (there are five RCA plugs, three for video and two for audio) hooked up from the box to the TV component input, and you have to select the component input and watch TV from that input if you want to use the closed captioning you're used to seeing.  It sounds complicated but once you have it hooked up, it's just a matter of changing your video input when you want to see closed captioning.  I'm Larry Gentry on facebook if you need help.

Silver Problem Solver

Re: How do I turn on/off closed captioning?

On Motorola-based boxes updated to A30 software, you an now turn CC on and off from the main menu, and change the CC background between black and clear. More detailed settings still require the power-off/MENU method if you want to change fonts, color, etc...

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Re: How do I turn on/off closed captioning?

The software on my Motorola DCH3416 is ver: 78.53-A28p0-4.1005.r-8. I called Comcast and asked about A30 software. Was unable to get a satisfactory answer. Is this A30 software available nationwide or just in certain areas? Do I have to ask for it or is it an automatic upgrade?

Silver Problem Solver

Re: How do I turn on/off closed captioning?

Your box will be updated automatically when they make it available in your area. They roll it out slowly at first as other back-end features may need updating first.

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Re: How do I turn on/off closed captioning?

go to menu on the cable box go to main menu

then select setup

then closed captioning setup 

and turn it off you can do it all the the remote 

Regular Visitor

Re: NO Closed captioning - RNG110 (switched on in settings in cable box)

When I have Vizio TV on, RNG110 on and hit INFO, I get ONLY HDMI1, not anything else, and Analog and Digital CC greyed out.

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Re: NO Closed captioning - RNG110 (switched on in settings in cable box)

Seems goofy, but leave TV ON, turn Comcast unit OFF, then hit "menu" on Comcast (yes I know unit is off) and there will be ANOTHER menu that pops up on TV screen. Scroll down menu to "closed caption" and turn ON. Simple, but EVERYONE I talked to at Comcast support was unaware. They kept telling me that I should go to menu in my TV but it is really menu in the Comcast unit. They kept telling me it was problem with my TV. It is working fine now....VERY frusterating. Note that the way I found this out is that it is on YOUTUBE (Comcast tech support should look at it)

Regular Visitor

Re: NO Closed captioning - RNG110 (switched on in settings in cable box)

Thanks a lot!!!!  FINALLY an answer that works. REALLY appreciative. It now works with Close Caption.

 

Great that you posted.

 

 

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Re: How do I turn on/off closed captioning?

yea there is no "easy" way, like a button on the remote (you know like the CC button on ALL my TV remotes).

 

PLEASE COMCAST add the feature as a button that is available on almost any tv remote.

Also please forward the CC signal to the TV so my TV can do it natively (and better) 

 

The "switch off box - enable cc" feature is ridiculous, and the "subtitle menu" is not reachable while watching on-demand shows (or enlighten me how).

 

Sometimes i just want to enable cc for a few sentences but it's soo hard to use.

And btw, it's not just for people who don't hear, i use it to understand some UK English shows.

 

 

Silver Problem Solver

Re: How do I turn on/off closed captioning?

If you use an SD output, then CC is sent. The problem is that there isn't a standard for transmitting CC over component or HDMI outputs.

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Re: How do I turn on/off closed captioning?

But when I turn my STB off, my TV goes off, too.  I didn't hook this all up, I'm just trying to get rid of the closed captions!

New Poster

Re: How do I turn on/off closed captioning?

It didn't work.

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Re: How do I turn on/off closed captioning?


InigoJones wrote:

But when I turn my STB off, my TV goes off, too.  I didn't hook this all up, I'm just trying to get rid of the closed captions!


Apologies for this issue. I can see that you have a Motorola cable box but not sure entirely of the model number.

 

I can also see that there is an open ticket on your account that is being worked for this situation. Thanks for your patience. 

You are able to turn the cable box OFF using the power button located on the front panel of the box while leaving the TV set ON.  

Also, how is the TV connected to the cable box? HDMI? Component cables? Coaxial cables?  

Steps to enable and disable CC on Comcast STBs:

 

Motorola HD Set-Top Boxes 

  1. Turn STB off and leave TV on
  2. Press Menu on STB or remote control
  3. Using the down arrow, navigate to Closed Captioning
  4. Press the right arrow to select Enabled or Disabled  

 

Also, you can try this:

To modify the Closed Captioning settings:

  1. Access the TV Guide Main Menu (press Menu twice on the Comcast silver remote control)
  2. Using the arrow keys, navigate to Setup and press OK/Select 
  3. Using the arrow keys, navigate to Closed Captioning Setup and press OK/Select
     
     
  4. Using the remote control, modify the Closed Captioning and Background settings as needed and press OK/Select to confirm the settings
     
     
  5. Additional settings such as Font size, Color, Service selection, etc. still require accessing through the set top box diagnostics menu (accessed by pressing the power key to turn the set top box off and then followed by pressing the menu key on the set top box).

    Note: This feature is only available for HD and HD-DVR STBs. Standard Definition Boxes must continue to use the Closed Captioning feature built into their TV.

If the above doesn't work or you have a non-HD cable box, the closed captioning may be showing from your TV set (not the cable box). Locate your remote control for your  TV set (not the Comcast remote)and check the TV's menu setting or closed captioning settings.

 

I hope that works for you. 

 




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Re: How do I turn on/off closed captioning?

Thank You for your input, very inlightling.

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Re: How do I turn on/off closed captioning?

Great Info.

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Re: NO Closed captioning - HDM1 480iSD

I cannot get closed captioning to come on.

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Re: NO Closed captioning - RNG110 (switched on in settings in cable box)

This worked. Thanks.

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Re: How do I turn on/off closed captioning?

I just had the same problem on the new version of the cable box with the updated Comcast software. Very simple. Hit the Menu button (the one that says xfinity in red). Go to the last icon for settings. Go to Device Settings and you will see that Closed Captioning is the first choice. You toggle on/off. 

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closed captioning shortcut

I would like to know if there is a way to maybe reprogram the X1 remote so I can easily get to closed captioning, instead of going to the infinity button, then settings, then device setting, then to turning on closed captoning?

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Re: closed captioning shortcut

Press the down arrow once the press OK.


Pursuant wrote:

I would like to know if there is a way to maybe reprogram the X1 remote so I can easily get to closed captioning, instead of going to the infinity button, then settings, then device setting, then to turning on closed captoning?


 

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Re: closed captioning shortcut


Pursuant wrote:

I would like to know if there is a way to maybe reprogram the X1 remote so I can easily get to closed captioning, instead of going to the infinity button, then settings, then device setting, then to turning on closed captoning?



It's here...

http://customer.xfinity.com/help-and-support/cable-tv/x1-closed-captioning/

 

Comcast has done a decent job with online help and support.  I highly recommend it.

 

By the way, I found this in a few seconds with a search of "X1 remote closed captioning" in Google.

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close captions

How to turn close captions off?

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Re: close captions


WesternFlyer wrote:

How to turn close captions off?


Take a look here: http://customer.xfinity.com/help-and-support/cable-tv/enable-closed-captioning/

Or here if you have X1 : http://customer.xfinity.com/help-and-support/cable-tv/x1-closed-captioning




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remote buttons

how do i disable closed caption for my remote.

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Re: remote buttons


donmariny wrote:

how do i disable closed caption for my remote.


Take a look here:  http://customer.xfinity.com/help-and-support/cable-tv/enable-closed-captioning/

 

Or here if you have X1 :  http://customer.xfinity.com/help-and-support/cable-tv/x1-closed-captioning




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how do you shut off closed caption

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Re: closed caption


cgarand wrote:

how do you shut off closed caption


Take a look here:  http://customer.xfinity.com/help-and-support/cable-tv/enable-closed-captioning/

 

Or here if you have X1 :  http://customer.xfinity.com/help-and-support/cable-tv/x1-closed-captioning




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