We're in the market for a new disc player -- really a whole new home theater system (though admittedly low-end -- we're trying to keep the total for sound system and Blu-ray player under $800). However, due to my wife's hearing disability, we need closed captions and subtitles.
Our current DVD player supports subtitles, of course, but some discs, like Dexter Season 2, when you select Closed Captioning from the menu, put up a note saying that the video supports Closed Captioning (specifically) and that we should enable Closed Captioning in the disc player. Our old player doesn't support subtitles over HD outputs. We really want to make sure whatever we end up buying handles both scenarios, without having to resort to watching DVDs via composite connections.
I have been keeping my eye on the Sony BDV-E500 or BDV-E800, but it isn't out yet, and so there is no one to ask, yet. I did check the Sony BDP-S360 manual, and saw nothing that gave me any reason to believe it would serve the need. However, the message quoted above is a reply to a message that seems to indicate that the Sony BDP-350 does.
Just to be clear: What we are all looking for is clear confirmation that a Blu-ray player (I want it to be a Blu-ray player) that plays DVDs, DVDs that do not have subtitles, but does support closed captions (like Dexter Season 2), supports the closed captions through HD connections. If you have confirmed that with a player, please let us know. Thanks!