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Can't turn subtitles off

I cannot turn the subtitles off in my TV, the problem is that I do not have it's original remote control, so I am using a universal type one.
So how can I use that remote to turn subtitles off, or what other optins I have, when I go to MENU, there are not options for subtitles.

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  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2008

    I have tried everything to remove the subtitles on my screen, but they won't go away!!!! It is driving me crazy!!! Also,unfortunately when I was given the tv there was no remote, so I went out and bought a universal remote. The universal remote doesn't give you a way to get rid of the subtitles. I have no idea what to do they are driving me nuts!!!

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2008

    I have the exact same problem! What the hell!

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2008

    I just had this happen too. I have a universal remote as well, but this just happened on Monday, somehow i pressed two buttons together i guess, and now i can not get the closed caption / subtitles off.

  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2008

    yeah this shit is pissing me off... I cant get them to turn off and it is making me very angry

  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2008

    my subtitles won't turn off, but I DO have the original remote. No matter, they come and go, and it's getting more frequent.

  • strahan Apr 01, 2008

    I HAVE THE ORIGINAL REMOTE AND THIER IS NOT A SETTING TO TURN OFF THE SUBTITLES WHEN YOU GO TO MAIN MENU HOW CAN I GET THE SUBTITLES TO GO OFF

  • Anonymous Jun 08, 2008

    menu button

  • ktend Aug 16, 2008

    I've tried every solution to no avail..... any other suggestions out there.... pleeeeez these subtitles are really starting to **** me off!!!!

  • Anonymous Sep 05, 2008

    I cannot turn the subtitles off in my tv, the problem is that I do not have it's original remote, so I am using a universal type one.
    So how can I use that remote to turn subtitles off, or what other optins I have, when I go to MENU, there are not options for subtitles.

  • Anonymous Sep 07, 2008

    well i steped on my universal controler and it turned the subtittles on the tv some how and now i can take them off.

  • aldebaron350 Sep 09, 2008

    The Closed Captioning(CC) (subtitles to some) is turned on my magnavox TV and I would like to turn it off.

  • Anonymous Oct 17, 2008

    my magnavox tv has the subtitles turned on it is an old tv is there any way i can turn off the closed caption using the menu on the tv

  • Anonymous Oct 23, 2008

    i cant remove the st

  • samphantom Feb 18, 2009

    My TV is a Mitsubishi CS-26201C and I bought it used but with no original remote control, the TV has CC activated and I can not get rid of this annoying feature, I bouth a universal remote control Philips PM335 with no success, any idea on how I can get rid of it?



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I want to thank whomever suggested the following...it works. I had been trying for days. Here is the solution:
Turn off the cable box and hit the menu button on the universal remote. The screen with the closed caption selection appears. Scroll down to the line regarding subtitles and turn it off.

Posted on Aug 17, 2009

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    hardycath Jun 29, 2012

    You are my hero! I FINALLY have no captions blocking the bottom of my screen! Thank you soooo much

  • mirfer4
    mirfer4 Dec 13, 2012

    Wow thank u so much. I did exactly what u said. Turned off cable box and pressed closed caption off. Wow it was driving me crazy. I got a big smile on my face. Thank u tanknu

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    mirfer4 Dec 13, 2012

    U r the best

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    mirfer4 Dec 13, 2012

    My hero 2

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For digital TV this is a feature of the satelite or cable box, not the TV itself. On the box remote press Menu, then go to Language, then find Text Language and select Off.

Posted on Apr 05, 2008

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If your universal remote has a "shift" button. press it once then try pressing the number 1. This worked for me on a phillips tv with a GE universal remote. If that doesn't work try the shift button with every other button on the remote. That's how I found this trick out :)

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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OK, this solution works if you have the original remote. Press the "cc" button until you see "cc mute" displayed on the screen. Then press "mute". The tv will now only display the subtitles when the "mute" button is pressed.

Posted on Jun 14, 2008

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Using a Philips universal remote and a brief prayer, press the "PIP" button, and then make the "CC off" selection.

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

  • scarycharact May 27, 2012

    omg i love u ive been trying everything and i kept hitting PIP said a prayer and it worked thank you so much ur a lifesaver love Minda

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Mediaspec you are the best! We were having this problem with Verizon FIOS. Using the Verizon remote I pressed PIP and then the CC. Each time I hit the CC it showed a different option, CC1, CC2, CC Mute and CC Off. THANK YOU mediaspec!!!!!!

Posted on Aug 24, 2008

  • libby love Nov 15, 2010

    OMG! Thank you! Thank you! This really works! My husband is the technology go to guy when we need help well he is deployed right now so I was so glad to find this! If I hadn't, we would have been watching sub-titles for the next several months until he returned!

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If you have FIOS, you first go to menu, then you go to settings, then accessibility, then (CC)closed captions, and make sure that its off.

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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Hit shift 1 shift 1 until cc is off

Posted on Dec 09, 2009

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I have a Magnovox 20MT1331/17 tv. i dont have my original remote, i have a universal cable (comcast) remote. i found by pressing the red "help" button located between the vol/ch keys it would cycle thru the cc options. hope this helps.

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

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#12 Thank you It worked !!!!!! CC was on way to long !!! Drove me crazy

Posted on Jun 20, 2010

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Sorry guys but these t.v.'s need the orginal remote to use these functions.

Posted on Jan 31, 2008

  • dianei518 Sep 21, 2010

    I have original remote and there is no cc button, how do i shut it off????

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I had this problem too, I have a RCA universal remote and i just played around pressing 2 buttons at the same time, i finally found that holding the enter button and pressing volume buttons changed the subtitles on and off. FINALLY after a month of having the subtitles on!

Posted on Jul 27, 2008

  • ashurst_3 Jan 08, 2011

    hi ca not believe i thought this problem was with the tv remote, and it was the cable remote,price guide select settings, then select change disply and audio settings, select subtitles when available and select off, how simple.

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Just had the same problem !
Go to menu and go to retune and find first time installation and press ok. After a few minutes of waiting for channels to retune and settings subtitles will be off ?? ?? ??

Posted on Aug 30, 2016

If you have a Cable TV remote (mine's from Time Warner) find the PIP section. Be sure it is in the TV mode. Then press the ON-OFF button until CC is off.

Posted on Oct 18, 2008

They do not need original remotes any phillips/magnavox universal remote will work to get the cc off.

Posted on Aug 21, 2008

HOLD IN THE INFO BUTTON AND THE PAUSE BUTTON AT THE SAME TIME ... for the universal remote (:

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  • AshNeedsHelp Mar 09, 2012

    Do I wait for the red button to flash a certain amount of times of something? I've tried this option

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Depending on how old your TVs are, perhaps you can write the maker of the TV and ask how much the remote control would be and have them send it to you. I was having trouble big time with this very annoying feature. I went back to the TV remote control and saw a button marked "CC" on it and pressed that and lo and behold! I got rid of the pesky closed captions!! Look for the "CC" button on the TV remote control.

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Solution #12 work for me, thank you so much. I was about to destroy my t.v, those subtitles were driving me insane.

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Has anyone noticed this exchange is ridiculous? Why have the people who design our TVs and access systems made it so difficult for us to get a whole lot of words we don't want from clogging uop the screens we pay them to put pictures on?

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

If you have a cable tv remote, find the PIP area. Hit the on-off button until CC is off.

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