Does shaw have closed caption for hd channels?
Yes, using HD cables, the closed captioning has to be set at the source (and this would apply to DVD players too).
With the terminal powered off, press Menu, closed captioning settings are in this hidden menu.
Which terminal do you have?
If you are using an HDMI cable, there will be problems using Closed Captions if this is enabled as you may be used to enabling through your TV. Because of the way HDMI cables encode and transmit video and other information, this only occurs when HDMI cables are used.
As kevinds mentioned, you can use an HDMI cable and still enable Closed Captions through the cable box settings (accessible by pressing Power to power off the box and then pressing Menu). But I also wanted to mention an alternative solution if you use find this cumbersome and used Closed Captions frequently--- component cables (which are also HD video cables) do not have this limitation. If you connect component cables instead, you will be able to enable/disable Closed Captions directly through your TV without needing to go into this hidden menu.
Hey [shaw]jeff component cables, do not pass the Closed Captions either, it still has to be set on the HD source, composite cables (SD) you can set on the TV.
The place where the CC information is, doesn't exist in HD.
I don't like quoting Wikipedia, but right now it has the best phrasing...
"Originally, CC information was included in the picture ("line 21"), but there is no equivalent capability in the HDTV 720p/1080i interconnects between the display and a "source". A "source", in this case, can be a DVD player or a terrestrial or cable digital television receiver"
Not sure where to post this but, the HD captioning is, on most programs, terrible. The captions are either missing, too far behind the people talking or one line of the captioned sentence is missing. I've been told that it is the Pace receiver and that it has to be reset to get the captioning working properly again. After doing that it does work for about an hour and then when the caption changes places on the screen it does it again. All seems fine when it's not on HD.
When will they have HD working as well as cable does?
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