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Anybody Using Video Output on DVD Player? Need For Closed Ca

by jim isham / March 8, 2013 12:35 AM PST

Any one using Wi-Fi DVD player on Video Output? I realize it's not HD.

I tried a Sony BDP-S580 Wi-FI and after I got the Component Output to work, I couldn't get Closed Captioning to work and then found out that Sony had disabled that feature. It might have worked on Video Output but the picture was washed out so I took it back.

My non Wi-Fi Panasonic has a very good picture on Video Output and the Closed Captioning works. So I'm looking for a Wi-FI player that puts out a good picture on Video Output. It looks most of the manufacturers have quit putting Component Output on their units.

Any ideas? Thanks

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I'm going with no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 8, 2013 12:47 AM PST
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Thanks for Reply
by jim isham / March 8, 2013 4:29 AM PST
In reply to: I'm going with no.

I posted a few days ago about this and still trying to find an answer. I've found that people are confusing Subtitles with Closed Captions.
I was told by someone on the Roku forum that their units would work with CC, but when I check with Roku, they said no, only Subtitles, which I suspected was the real story.
I'm trying to find a Wi-Fi player that puts out as good as a picture as my non Wi-Fi Panasonic does with the Video Out jack. CC works with that.

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Let's be very clear.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 8, 2013 4:40 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks for Reply

HDMI does not support Closed Captions. It can't so any text will have to be added and your purist video person may call those by either name but they are clearly not CC.

CC is dead and gone on HDTVs so while that's well discussed I think you should search for what you want but if you want CC over HDMI on the TV that system does not exist. The text whether you call them CC or Subtitles will have to be added by the player and since CC is dead and gone, the player will have to hard encode whatever you want to call this text into the digital video.

And there is where it falls apart. If you are doing your deep research you discover that HDMI demands HDCP and that "secure" component of the video data means that all that might not be possible today until our government steps in again and mandates CC on HDTV.

Without the mandate, it's a mess.

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