One of the things I like about ReplayTV is the variety of connections available (except no HDMI). Usually I have an S-video and the 2 RCA plug audio cable. Those S-video pins are pretty touchy and recently while checking connections in order to try to improve the picture, I broke off one of the pins
. That was the end of that cable. I connected up a 5-part component cable and was back to viewing but noticed there was no Closed Caption which I need because
- My hearing isn't what it used to be
- Actors mumble or speak in regional dialects that not all of us are used to, or
- Combination of the above
My question to the group is, have you experienced the lack of captions while using the component cables between Replay and tv's that normally display the captions? This has happened on different tv's (Sony and Samsung) that, during normal viewing or with Replay playback using S-video and audio cables, show the captions. It is just when I switch to the component cable that I can't get the captions to appear.
For those familiar with audio/video, is this a function of the cable used or should I be trying different settings for receiving captions in each tv?
I "solved" it by getting another S-video cable and removing the component cable.
But I am wondering what the norm is for transferring closed captioning from Replay to a caption capable tv.
And while I'm on the connection subject, I see that most of the tv's offered nowadays do not have an S-video connection. Have you also experienced that when looking at equipment? This makes my caption question even more serious (for me, anyway).