|Originally posted by pgran
No update on the infamous white line, nor did I ever get a response back on what 'Z-View' really does.
I have also never resolved the closed captioning problem--to re-cap (ha ha), I cannot access those functions on the t.v. menu, nor can I access the Zoom function. The t.v. manual says something about the CC signal coming through ant 1 or ant 2. Seems kind of ridiculous that I can't get CC using other inputs from the cable box to the t.v.
Also, anyone have a problem with the scrolling bars on channels like CNN or MSNBC being below the viewing area on the screen? I can only see the top half of the bar. I tried adjusting settings on both the t.v. and the cable box to no effect.
To try to answer your CC problem:
You should, WITHOUT QUESTION, be able to receive CC through either your RF input or your composite input(my guess would be S-Video as well, but I can't say for sure), if the broadcaster is transmitting such a signal.
The above is true for ANALOG SIGNALS ONLY!! Digital/HD is a different story.
I have an LG LST-4200A connected to my Zenith C27V36 via the COMPONENT INPUT on the tv. It is being fed ANALOG CABLE via the RF input on the STB. The STB also decodes CLEAR QAM as well.
All this being said, the STB WILL NOT send the CC INFORMATION on the ANALOG CHANNELS THROUGH THE COMPONENT OUTPUT(Ch1-125 analog) no matter what. The CC is there because I have the cable split(one to the tuner, and the other one to my VCR which is connected to the TV Via the RF1 on the tv and the composite input 1 on the back.) If I watch the same analog channel through the RF 1 input OR the composite input from the VCR, I get CC(CC1 to be exact since this is what most broadcasters transmit) The same analog channel from the STB(connected via the component input 1 on the tv) you will get NOTHING. Don't ask me to explain why, it just is this way.
That being said, the Clear QAM digital and/or HD stations send the CC info just fine. No problems whatsoever via the COMPONENT connection. It works perfectly(I believe it is actually listed as CC/Text 1 when activated) I tried everything, and this is the way it is.
Granted i don't have a cable STB in between like you do, but it should send out CC info AT LEAST on the analog channels connected via either RF, composite, or S-Video. The digital stations might be suceptible to the conditions above.
If you can't get anything, your tv may be screwed up, but I doubt it. You must be doing something wrong.