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Closed captions I have a 50" Dell Plasma screen. I don't have any issues with it except the closed caption stopped working. They were working fine, we activate them and deactivate them at will but now they don't work. You selected from the Menu but nothing happens. I tried all the possible combinations in the Closed Captions menu but nothing. Any ideas ?

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