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Closed Caption on all time, sound is not muted

I can not turn off the Closed Caption on my set. I use the remote that we have for cable all the time. I tried to take it off with that one and even tried with the origanil remote that came with the TV. Help I am about ready to go and buy a new TV.

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Here is the link to the user manual for your tv if you need it; page 19 suggests press status/exit on the original remote should do it, if not then see if you can find anything else in the manual. Hope this helps, please post again if not :)

Posted on Mar 20, 2007

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    Nigel Ridehalgh Mar 20, 2007

    and here is the link for magnavox and the support available for your product. Site looks very good so hopefully they would be helpful.




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