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Managing Closed Captions for a DVR Cable Box

Last Updated: Fri, 15 May 2015 > Related Articles

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Learn to turn Closed Captioning on and off.


Learn how to turn your Closed Captions on and off.


These steps work for a cable box that is providing DVR service, not a standard- or HD-only cable box.


To turn on Closed Captioning:


  1. Press the SETTINGS button, then press the A button.
  2. Use the arrow buttons to highlight the Language/Idioma preference
  3. Press SELECT.
  4. Scroll to Closed Captioning and press SELECT.
  5. Scroll to the On/Off option and press SELECT.
  6. Use the arrow button to highlight On and press SELECT.
  7. You are returned to the Options column, where you can either:
    • Press EXIT to keep your settings
    • Use the arrow buttons to select Digital Service (or Analog); and then select from Automatic, Primary, Secondary, DTV CC 3, DTV CC, 4, DTV CC 5 and DTV CC 6 options; and then press SELECT to set up Closed Captioning Text or Background options.

To turn off Closed Captioning:


  1. Complete steps a through e above.
  2. Use the arrow button to highlight Off and press SELECT.
  3. Press EXIT to activate your settings. 

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