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RCA Universal Remote Control #451--Closed Captioning Will Not Turn Off

My elderly mother just purchased a RCA Universal Remote Control (#451). She called me and said the closed captioning words are now running along the bottom of her screen and she can't turn them off. I asked her to look for a button that says 'cc' for closed captioning. She said there is no such button. She read the menu items to me over the phone to choose from and I just can't figure it out with what she is telling me. Please help. Thanks so much.

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  • Jackson231 Oct 11, 2008

    RCA Remote #451-closed captioning will not turn off

  • Jackson231 Oct 11, 2008

    Does anyone have the answer?

  • mecole29 Oct 11, 2008

    I have the same problem.  I have use my RCA Universal Remote with my Sansui TV for the last couple of years and everything was fine.  I think my 3 year old pushed some random buttons to turn on the closed captioning but now I can't figure out how to turn them off.  There is a menu button on my remote but it does nothing, its like its just a dummy button.  This is driving me crazy!  I try to look on the bright side and hope it will help to teach him to read.  

  • Jackson231 Oct 19, 2008

    After visiting my mother today and working with the remote, I fixed the problem. First of all, neither the mute button or menu button would work. I then reprogamed her TV to the remote with the appropriate code found on the sheet that came with the remote. The mute and menu buttons then worked. When I pulled up the menu, it was in French. I believe it was the last menu selection that i chose and right arrowed over. I received a separate screen. On the botton it said, English, Spanish, French. It was hard to see, but French seemed to be highlighted. I then left arrowed over to English. I let the menu go off on it's own rather than touch another button. When I pulled the menu back up it was in English. One of the selections was Caption. I right arrowed over and made sure it said no (instead of yes). I then waited. The menu did not appear to be going off so I just turned off the TV. When I turned the TV back on, the captioning on the screen was gone. Yea---success! My mother was ready to buy a new TV set over this. We took the batteries out of the remote and she will be buying a different remote soon.

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    remove cc from tv screen

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I can't figure out how to turn the cc off either. I went to menu and then audio then captions and off but they still won't go off. The captions are only on when I am watching HD channels. Anyone know why?

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I have no sound on 262 what do i do?

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