Is there a "shortcut" for closed captioning on the S3?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by bareyb, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    Oddly, I don't seem to use CC as much as I did when I posted this thread. It is better than it was originally, but it's still four button presses. I don't find it to be too much bother since I don't seem to use it anymore. I guess having the kids being five years older helps. You can't wake 'em up with a bullhorn these days. :p
     
  2. mikalm

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    Here is a link to a method that seems a bit quicker than what has already been described or there would be a link if my post count was 5 or better!

    It involves clicking the channel banner button twice, then the down arrow four times, then select.:eek:
     
  3. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Using a Harmony, you can program a sequence (which I did), and it's LOTS quicker.
     
  4. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    That's 6 button presses... Why wouldn't you just:

    1. Right arrow
    2. Down arrow
    3. Click!

    That's 3. :confused:

    Unless of course you're a Spammer. :p
     
  5. mikeyts

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    Actually it's two down arrows and I'd count the left arrow to dismiss the program info overlay so 5 button presses.
     
  6. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    Not on my TiVo Elite. I'm looking at it now. Over one, down one, Click. Okay, and Left arrow. Four. Still 33% faster than the Spammers method. :p
     
  7. mikeyts

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    Ah--that's watching a recording. Live TV on a regular Premiere has two tuner positions above the CC control; does the Elite have four?

    EDIT: I found some pictures in a review here; I see that there's still only two tuner info menu selections, the second showing you everything that's on the other three tuners. So it's still 5 button presses in live TV.
     
  8. bareyb

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    Cool. We both get to be right. How often does that happen on the Internet? :p
     
  9. headless chicken

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    TiVo needs to put a CC button on the peanut remote.
     
  10. Fofer

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    Agreed!



    In the meantime I am trying to program my Harmony to handle this toggle for me as a "sequence." The problem I am finding is that the sequence required is different when I am watching a recorded show in my Now Playing List, vs. when I am watching Live TV.

    For a recorded show, it is:
    Right
    Down
    Select
    Left

    For Live TV, there's an icon for the second tuner there, so it is:
    Right
    Down
    Down
    Select
    Left


    So what's the best way to deal with this? TWO custom buttons to toggle CC, depending on if I am watching Live TV or not? Yuck.
     
  11. bareyb

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    I went through the same thing Fofer is going through now when I started the thread. I was trying to program my MX-500 to Toggle CC on and off. Never did come up with a solution that would work reliably.

    A dedicated button would be nice. Heck, I'd be happy with a two button command like they have for the the To-Do list (TiVo Button + 2 = ToDo list). It would certainly make programming a Macro easier.
     
  12. Fofer

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    Meh.

    I ended up just programming one sequence for toggling CC when I am watching a recorded show.

    I hardly ever watch Live TV, and if/when I do, I can just manually toggle CC on and off when I want it.
     
  13. bareyb

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    That's what I did too. Unfortunately it didn't always work reliably for me. Every now and then it would miss a beat and go somewhere else. I just do the 5 clicks now. Hopefully your Harmony is better than my MX-500.
     
  14. Fofer

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    What's odd is that there *is* a command (via network command) to toggle CC. I know because I have a software remote on my Mac that takes advantage of it. (Thanks wmcbrine! More info here.)

    Strange that there isn't a basic IR command to do the exact same. Or maybe there is and we don't have an IR remote that emits it? I mean, not even an official TiVo remote has a CC toggle button, right?

    It would be nice if there were some method to figure out what the underlying associated IR code is (if one does in fact exist) in order to transfer/use it on a Universal Remote.
     
  15. wmcbrine

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    Before I learned about CC_ON and CC_OFF, I used a macro sequence like this to toggle CC in my network remote:

    Info, Down, Down, Down, Down, Select, Clear

    Because the CC icon is the last one, this worked for both Live TV and recordings -- the extra "Downs" during recordings just bonged harmlessly. But this sequence is only good for the Series 3, or the SDUI mode on the Series 4.
     
  16. Bierboy

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    I always had that same problem. But my sequence was right-down-down-down-select. That works for both; you just have one extra "down" before the select. I was using mine on an S3.

    But that's just been replaced with an XL4, and it's messed up now. I re-programmed the sequence (because it doesn't take as many "downs"), but, again, it's different for a live show vs. a recorded show. I supposed you could program two CC sequences -- one for each. But, like fofer said, I rarely watch live teevee...
     
  17. mikeyts

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    They screwed us by changing the order of things. CC is one from the bottom for live TV ("this program info, what's on other tuner(s), CC, audio") but two from the bottom for recordings ("recorded program info, CC, audio, what on tuners"). I could have sworn that recordings used to be "recorded program info, what's on tuners, CC, audio", which would let the same macro toggle CC for either mode.
     
  18. Bierboy

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    That is correct.
     
  19. howards

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    Add me to the list of people who want a 1-button control for CC.
     
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