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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by curt222, May 6, 2012.
She needs to have something to do...
Closed captioning is your friend!
Come on people you all need a 7.1 THX surround sound system. Jim Caviezel voice come out like Drak Vader, a very threatening whisper.
I just noticed the title of this thread is wrong. The show is called "Person of Interest".
Oh believe me, pause - turn CC on - 7 sec back - is definitely our friend.
total thread hijack, but speaking of CC, sometimes I really wish TiVo had a better way of toggling CC on and off.
Right-Down-Down-Down-Select-Clear is a pain. Especially when I just want to turn it on briefly to see a single line that I can't make out.
I'd venture to guess that's what the directors want from him at this point. The "nothing gets him upset or catches him off-guard" expression is what average TV viewers expect from a former super-CIA-spy who would take on a job like this character.
The expressionless character is typical of roles that he takes though. In "Passion of the Christ", excepting the torture scenes, and the one where he makes the table, he is mostly expressionless. Reading the Bible, Jesus Christ didn't get excessively emotional. He was typically very calm and understanding.
In "The Count of Monte Cristo", he is mostly expressionless after becoming the count. Prior to that, he has some normal emotions. This is exactly what the character demands. A calm demeanor makes it much easier to hide your identity.
Based on the other scenes in those movies, I would say that he can perform well with normal emotions, but he is likely getting to the point where he is being typecast as the emotionless character. Nonetheless, I think he does a great job with the part. I enjoy the show.
My last TV had a great feature for CC. If I hit mute, CC came on. When I unmuted, it went off. Great for the MANY times my wife decides to vacuum when I am watching TV!
It wouldn't be great if you wanted the CC assist while still listening to the show, but for just backing up to catch what someone said, it was awesome. Mute (CC on), backup, see what was said, unmute (CC off).
I think you're hitting at least one more key than you need to.
If you're on a Premiere it might be slightly different (though IIRC, even though the UI was in a different place, it was basically the same on a friend's Premiere)..
ANYWAY.. Instead of "select-clear", I think you can just hit right.
Unless you're hitting clear to get rid of the display quicker.. It still seems like it's not quite that many keys... Though I leave CC on most of the time.
I can do Right instead of Clear, (so Right-Down-Down-Down-Select-Right), but I can't forgo the Select. The Select is what actually changes the setting.
On the Premier it's 3 Downs, on the Series 3 it's only 2.
My old television had the CC on when muted option too. I really liked it--a lot. My current television does not have this feature, and I wonder why not.
If you are watching HD thru any sort of box (cable box, TiVo, DVR, etc), then the captions are provided by the box, not the TV. So muting the TV has no effect on captions. That's why you see people complaining in the above posts about the number of presses to get their TiVo to show captions.
I am aware of this CC issue, but even if I am on an analog input, it doesn't automatically turn on captioning. My old Panasonic did, and displayed the captions, even using component inputs. My new television, not so much. I know that the captions are there, because the new TV does put them on screen, one or two out about every ten lines or so. If I switch to composite, they are all there.