Originally Posted by BobDiaz CC Settings:
I haven't figured the difference between CC1 and Service1, but I've found that the box remembers the difference between each channel not only for ZOOM, but also the CC settings. In one case, the setting Service1 did not work, but CC1 did.
Service1 is a digital caption setting for receiving closed captions sent in English. (Service2 might be used for Spanish closed captions if the TV stations transmits that, but I think it's rare.)
CC1 refers to the old analog caption setting (EIA-608) and forces the converter box to pick up 608 captions.
By law, TV stations are supposed to transmit both digital and analog captions on their digital channels, but a lot a not doing so. That's why you might not pick up digital captions as you should. It's a problem that the TV station needs to fix eventually, and they might not even know they have a problem in this regard. People with HDTVs may be unable to receive any captions at all on the digital channels from such stations since most HDTVs are designed to decode only digital, not analog, captions on digital channels.
Interestingly, the converter boxes with digital closed caption features appear to provide the capability of receiving either type of captions on digital channels, though it may be necessary to switch manually to the CC1 setting using the CCD button on the remote. Thus the converter boxes can be a big help for HDTV users who aren't presently getting captions on some of the digital channels (and who get lousy reception of analog channels.) But eventually, the problem of not getting digital captions on the digital channels needs to get fixed.
The CCD button on the Insignia doesn't permanently set up closed captioning, unlike some CC buttons on TVs. (I've doublechecked this.) The only way to activate digital closed caption decoding from the Insignia for all channels is to hit the Menu button on the remote, then select "Options," then "Captions," then switch the mode to Digital, select analog as CC1 (even though the Insignia seems to ignore this setting), then choose Service 1 for Digital, then move down to "Digital Option" to choose how you want the digital captions to look.
Does that sound like the same process for the Zenith?
On the Insignia, the CCD button shows the current captioning setting for all channels. Changing the setting through the remote control isn't remembered when I change channels.
Any evaluations of digital-to-analog converter boxes that discuss captioning features would be very appreciated at the following thread which focuses on this issue:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=997022