I would like to see players start including a built-in decoder for standard TV-decoded closed captions, decoded and displayed by the player on the video signal. Most computer DVD playback programs have this, but VERY few stand-alone players do. There are hundreds of standard DVDs that are closed-captioned, and the format is different than the subtitles which are displayed by the player (subtitles tend to only show dialog, while captions also describe sound effects and music in a scene). Many DVDs do not even include any sort of subtitles but do have standard closed-captions, also any captioned analog source transferred to DVD with a DVD recorder retains its captions. I've even seen a few Blu-Ray discs with closed captions (including 50 First Dates and The Simpsons Movie), though those will only display if you use a player's standard or component output at 480i resolution. The current trend with players seems to be phasing out of ALL analog video outputs, which leaves them with NO way to access any closed-captions on a disc, and a time may come when TVs do not include an analog TV tuner and thus no decoding for analog captions as well. Regardless, captioned discs will always be out there and there should be an easy way to continue to use them.