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Closed caption For some reason closed caption suddenly has appeared, whether viewing tv thru the DVD player, or recording. View TV through satellite, or antenna and all is fine. I have read the manual thru and thru, but see no where to switch closed caption to off. Matter of fact, nothing at all about closed caption. I have tried everything on the menu I can think of??????

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  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2008

    cannot turn off closed caption when playing a dvd!



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Throw the damn thing away. And don't even try looking on the internet for the solution. Every link will take you to a sales pitch. Very frustrating.

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