Help with Closed Captions

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by sgreen0, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. sgreen0

    sgreen0 New Member

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    I have a Tivo Premier XL (Time Warner Cable Card) attached to a Sony Bravia HX800.

    If I turn CC on in Tivo, they appear as they should on the Bravia.

    The TV's internal options include turning CC on when sound is muted. When selected, nothing happens. I tried turning the CC on AND off via Tivo. Neither setting affected the TV's own CC setting...

    I'd like to see CCs only with the TV is muted. Does anyone have any suggestions for making this work?

    Thanks for any help you can offer.

    Stephen
     
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    Using HDMI, CC is turned on only from the Tivo, the TV has no affect.
     
  3. sgreen0

    sgreen0 New Member

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    Yes, I am connected via HDMI. And Tivo doesn't have a CC on mute option. It's either on or off. Right?

    Stephen
     
  4. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    Yes, and TV through HDMI does not have CC.
     
  5. sgreen0

    sgreen0 New Member

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    A disappointed thanks.

    Stephen
     
  6. L David Matheny

    L David Matheny Active Member

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    I've missed the CC-on-mute option also. TiVo really should add it, although they probably have plenty of more important stuff ahead of it. And I guess they would have to intercept the mute command sent to the TV.
     
  7. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

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    Well, they already 'see' the mute command (since you can see the Tivo light flicker even when you use the TV remote commands).. Though I think this could get out of sync fairly easily (what if you aim very carefully at the TV and the Tivo doesn't see it?)
     
  8. L David Matheny

    L David Matheny Active Member

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    If the TiVo also recognizes the volume up and volume down commands as "mute off", that could be used to re-sync if the toggle gets reversed.
     

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