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Subtitles I cannot get subtitles to work on my DVD player. I don't have a remote control for some reason -- is there any way I can manually scroll down a menu?

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Re: Subtitles

Sorry you will need the remote or a good universal remote, Most URC remotes can give you this feature and they are under $10

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We believe you have the Closed Caption decoder in your TV enabled. Please turn off the CC feature in the TV.

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Good day, usually for dvd subtitle the only option for you to get rid of the subtitle is using the remote control. But you can check the dvd player itself if it has a menu button which will allow you to access the subtitle but when i check it i didn't see any button. So i suggest for you to just purchase another remote if you really want to have the subtitles disable. Hope this information help you a bit. Have a great day.

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Have no remote for the i have been playing movies manually! how can i take off the captions.

Normally when a DVD is inserted, the subtitles option (if it appears in the on-screen DVD menu) is set to 'OFF' by default, but since you do not have the remote, you cannot access it. Some DVDs have the subtitle/captions enabled at startup, so there is nothing you do can do without the correct remote for this model (which may no longer be available anywhere) and it's even worse if the subtitles are not in English or the audio language is not English or both!

Nice to have a remote (universal one if you can find one which can operate this model) then you can have basic control over it, but I cannot assure you that it will turn subtitle/captions off per disc. Just one of those things - but you can look around for a universal remote (if it has subtitle button) and it might work. Or you can look around at secondhand remote/DVD decks online etc.

Up to you what you decide to do here. If it comes to the crunch, and you can no longer tolerate the subtitles being on all the time with each disc during manual playback, consider replacing the whole player (this is cheaper in the long term) - but only as a last resort, since Blu-Ray players (with DVD playback support) are becoming cheaper to buy. Something to think about later on if necessary.

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Subtitles are controlled from the DVD player. If there is not a 'Subtitle' button on the DVD player's remote, you will have to turn off the subtitle from the DVD player's menu system.
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Hi - welcome to FixYa,

There are 2 methods for changing the subtitle settings on your DVD player.

Method 1.
To turn off the subtitles on your DVD player during playback:

1. Press the "SUBTITLE" button on your remote control
The subtitle button is just below the "0" (zero) numerical key on the remote control. It is marked "SUBTITLE" above the button and the button has "ABC" written inside a white rectangle on it.
2. Use the left "<" and right ">" arrow keys to change the subtitle setting
Each time you press an arrow key the subtitle language will change and eventually the language will read "OFF". The subtitles are now switched off during playback.

Method 2.
To turn disc subtitles off from the main menu:

1. Press the "MENU/LIST" button on your remote control (directly below "STOP")
The main menu will now appear
2. Press the down arrow key on your remote once to highlight "A" in the left hand column of the main menu
3. Press the right arrow key on your remote once to move to the right-hand column of the menu
4. Press the down arrow twice to highlight "Disc Subtitle"
5. Use the left and right arrow keys to change the subtitle options until your required choice is displayed
6. Once set, press the "MENU/LIST" button again to exit the menu.

This should solve your problem, but if you need any further assistance, please post back.


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hi glad to help you follow these instructions they should be easy to follow but if you have any problems give me a shout back ok good and hope you lady friend can enjoy all of her films now just remember to select the right language and you should have no problems.
Thanks for using the site and glad to help let me know how you get on ok

Step 1:
Set up your Sony DVP-C660 CD/DVD player. Make sure your remote control is functioning and you can see the display on the TV screen. Load a DVD.
Step 2:
Press “Display” on your remote control. This opens the menu.
Step 3:
Use the arrow keys to scroll down to the “Subtitle” option and hit “Enter” to select it.
Step 4:
You’ll be given a list of languages available on the DVD. Choose one and press “Enter.”
Step 5:
To turn subtitles off, select “Off” instead of a language.

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