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Maybe I'm just really clueless but what exactly is closed captioning? And how do I get it? Thanks

-- Cai (, March 20, 2000


Cai, Closed Captioning is a feature on television sets for the hearing impaired. It allows them to read the dialogue (pretty much) as it is said. I sometimes turn it "on" to see dialogue that was rapid or to see the words "in print." I use it with ER occasionally so I can see the medical terminology and better understand what's going on; my mind comprehends better when I see the words themselves (such as I remember the names of the so-called minor characters more once I've seen them).

Older model TV's may not have this feature. It's easy to activate on mine; I just push a button on the remote. You might want to look at your TV's instruction booklet to see if you have it and, if so, how you activate it. Hope this helps.

-- Diana (, March 20, 2000.

As far as I know, just look for the menu button on your remote and find and choose caption. Or sometimes, its usually placed with the stuff that helps you put some kind of words/names on top of the channel number on your tv screen.

-- abigail (, March 21, 2000.

Thanks that's what I thought it was but wasn't sure.

-- Cai (, March 21, 2000.

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