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Can CC be put in slow motion on new DirecTV HD TiVo?

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by Farmer3, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. Farmer3

    Farmer3 New Member

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    I watch Spanish soap operas with Spanish in close captioning. Years ago with a TiVo, when the actors would talk too fast you could put the receiver in a slow motion mode and the CC would also go in slow motion enabling you to study the words. But with my current DirecTV HD receiver/recorder, when you put it in slow motion the close captioning cuts out.

    Does anyone know if the new DirecTV TiVo HD receiver/recorder corrects that problem, so we can see close captioning in slow motion? This is most important for us foreign language buffs as well as those with impaired hearing. In other words, what are actors saying when they sometimes talk a seeming 100 mph?
     
  2. bud8man

    bud8man Tivo Evangelist

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    In order for something like that to happen the CC would have to be a part of the video input that TiVo is recording I would suspect. There is probably a work around, but not sure how you get it.
     
  3. Farmer3

    Farmer3 New Member

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    Thank you, Bud8man.

    As to your question, the close captioning does record.

    But as to the slow motion bit, no one at DirecTv seems to know the answer or even understand the problem.

    And the more I think about, being able to put CC in slow motion would be a real boon for the hearing impaired.

    Anyway, to find out whether these new TiVos have this capability, I don´t want to lease one, and then learn it does not. Who wants to go through a return hassle?

    Hope, hope, one of you nice people out there knows the answer.
     
  4. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    I'm not aware of any consumer equipment that can properly decode CC text when changing the playback speed.
     
  5. Farmer3

    Farmer3 New Member

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    litzdog911, thanks for responding.

    I´m puzzled how my old TiVo did it. That is, when I put it in slow motion mode, the CC did not cut out. It appeared in slow motion too.
     
  6. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    Your old Tivo used the TV's CC decoding capability to decode from the video signal's vertical blanking interval. So perhaps your TV was still able to decode that signal even when playing back in slow motion. Modern HD equipment has the CC text encoded in the digital MPEG2 or MPEG4 video stream, so it's much trickier to decode when using "trick play" speeds.
     
  7. Farmer3

    Farmer3 New Member

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    What you say makes sense.

    But forgetting the needs of foreign language buffs like me, for the sake of the hearing impaired alone, the industry needs to remedy this deficiency.

    litzdog911, I´m in your debt. And DirecTv and TiVo, i will not be buying one of your new units.
     

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