Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Closed Captioning Study

The FCC is forming a working group to study digital closed captioning. The goal is to figure out how to work through some of the problems that have come up with DTV closed captioning. That includes set-tops that cut out high definition closed captioning, absent or garbled captions on high definition the feeds themselves and cables that don’t allow the information to pass through. There are also analog converter boxes that can’t read the data as well as flashing captions and some that cover the entire screen.