I just bought a Sony BDP-S580 DVD player only to find out that it does not support Netflix Subtitles. I checked Roku and their outputs seem to be only HDMI or video outputs.
Captions/subtitles are offered on many titles, but you cannot set a streaming box, blu ray player, or game console to auto display. CC must be enable for each title individually when you play it.. The Audio and Subtitle option tab appears on selected devices-can you check yours by opening the NF app and looking for Audio and Subtitles on Mision Impossible Ghost Protocol or ''House of Cards'' ( titles I know are captioned). If you see it there, your Sony can display cc. If not, then you're right, it's not compatible.
Yeah, component outputs are being left off for some insane reason. If you have multiple devices that need connecting to a tv, having the option to connect one with component helps. Plus not every household has hdtvs in every room. They really should consider that CRTs are still in use in hdtv homes.
None of the current streaming boxes seem to have it. Perhaps an older model blu ray with component out could be found on ebay. Now we just need a brand name that features it.