Originally Posted by montward
Thanks Wajo, ...just so that I can get my head around this and to make sure I completely understand what you are saying........so, when recording from DTV on the Philips, when I play back the recorded DTV content on my computer through Windows Media Player and select CC to "on" and the CC begins to display during the playback, what Im really seeing is the CC signal/flag which is embedded in the interlaced picture (VBI) from the DTV recording I had made on the Philips ?
So, essentially, it's an analog CC signal/flag that I am seeing ? OR am I totally off base here ?
I think you must be seeing an analog VBI CC, like I do here with my basic cable (analog) system.
My LCD TV has separate settings for analog and digital CC, and when I was playing with CC, I noticed my TV wouldn't display digital CC from a recording off one of my "digital" channels when I set digital CC on, but it would when I set analog CC on.
I remember having an "epiphany" and saying to myself, "Self, I bet I'm not getting a "digital" signal on my "digital" channels." And I had to agree with myself after I read this Laura Weinstein blog
on cablcecos "cheating" subscribers by sending analog EVEN tho they had subscribed to a "digital cable pkg." So, if people who actually subscribe to a digital cable pkg could still be getting an analog signal, I certainly was getting only an analog signal cuz I wasn't subscribed to a so-called "digital" package.
The final nail in the digital CC coffin, when I "buried" digital CC for good, was when I read a Philips Q&A on the 3575/3576, which reads:
Why does the closed captions disappear when I start a recording?
This is most probably due to the recording of digital closed captions. Recording of digital closed captions is not supported on the set therefore, any recording of digital closed captions will cause it to disappear. When the recording is stopped, the closed captions appear again."
This set only supports the recording of analog closed captions so do ensure when you want to record closed captions, that the channel is not broadcasting digital closed captions."That answer is here, under the last question in the "Recording" section.
THE WHOLE CC AREA IS A BALL OF POISONOUS SNAKES!