How to Turn Closed Captions On or Off in Windows Media Center
Closed captions are textual representations of the audio in a TV program. For example, closed captions can display the spoken dialogue in a show, as well as non-verbal information, such as music and sound effects. This text is broadcast along with the TV signal from your TV service provider. You can turn closed captions on in Windows Media Center if you're deaf or hard-of-hearing, or if you just want to keep the volume low and read along.
By default, closed captioning appear automatically in Media Center when the audio is muted. This will show you how to turn closed captions on or off in Windows Media Center.
Windows Media Center is not available in the Windows 7 Starter and Windows 7 Home Basic editions.
1. Open the Start Menu, and click on All Programs and Windows Media Center to open Windows Media Center.
2. In Media Center, scroll down to Tasks and select Settings. (see screenshot below)
3. Select the TV option. (see screenshot below)
4. Select the Closed Captioning option. (see screenshot below)
5. Under Caption display, then click on the plus (+) and minus (-) buttons to select either the On, Off, or On when muted (default) option. (see screenshots below)
A) Go to step 7 if you do not wish to do step 6.6. To Change the Appearance of Closed Captions for TV Shows
NOTE: You can change the appearance of closed captions, such as the text size or the text color.
A) Click on Advanced. (see screenshot below)7. Click on Save. (see screenshots below step 5A)
B) Select (dot) Use settings in the broadcast if you want to use the default settings. (see screenshot below step 6D)
C) Select (dot) Use my custom settings, then click on the plus (+) and minus (-) buttons to change any of the settings to what you want instead. (see screenshot below step 6D)
NOTE: Additional options might appear depending on the type of TV signal you're watching. For instance, you might be able to set the preferred language for digital TV channels.
D) Click on Save. (see screenshot below)
8. You can now close Windows Media Center when finished if you like.That's it,