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Close caption works when I select the input for tv, select hdmi input and the close caption option disappears from the menu. I have a shaw cable pvr hd box and need the close caption to work on all channels. Any suggestions ?

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  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Why can I not select DTV in the menu on a sansui sledvd244. My cable company has gone totally digital. I'm using a hdmi cable to the cable box but I have nothing. Help!

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You need to turn on closed captions through the menu of your PVR. To have it on all the time, turn the box off, press menu on the front of the box, and scroll down to captions.
This should fix the problem

Posted on Mar 10, 2008

  • london1935 Apr 18, 2011

    Short and too the point, thank you.

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