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BML8 posts since 15 Oct 2013
Central (South) Oxford

Freeview and lack of Subtitles.

As is usual at Christmas Freeview was full of repeats or programs with no subtitles but I looked forward to watching one decent program , "An Inspector calls" on the Drama channel of Freeview Tuesday 26.12.2017. "An Inspector calls" is considered to be one of the classics of mid-20th century English theatre. The only problem from my point of view is that I am one of the approximately 19% of the total population who is deaf and requires subtitles to understand anything on TV. Its a waste of time talking to Freeview about this problem because they use the copout of, All of the channels on Freeview are responsible for what they do. In other words, Nufinct to do with us mate all we do is to take the money.
I'm now looking for a replacement to Freeview for which I don't mind paying.
BML8 posts since 15 Oct 2013
Central (South) Oxford

Crump, whoops I mean Trump in the middle of the night

I am an insomniac and often wake up at around about 03.00 so I attempt to find something to watch on TV. Normally one finds very little worth watching that early but the morning of 22.11.2017 there was a fascinating program on Trump and at the end it said, "To be continued". I would like to find out more about that program so if anyone can assist me I would be very grateful.
BML8 posts since 15 Oct 2013
Central (South) Oxford

Subtitle problem.

I notice that it often happens on BBC News because that is the news channel I watch. However, it is often impossible to get subtitles on other channels and when I contact them they tell me that they were showing the program with subtitles. The strange thing is that half way through a program if I give the subtitle button another go it will often show the subtitles.
I can put the program on induction loop but with many programs they distort the speech with background music so that is no use to a deaf old codger.
My wife is now lobbying me to buy a new TV I'm not sure that is the answer because I think that it is inadequate transmission power and I don't know who to contact to ask their opinion.
I suppose that the only way to guarantee subtitles is cable or satellite but I know nothing about either.
BML8 posts since 15 Oct 2013
Central (South) Oxford

Subtitle problem.

I purchased a PAN TX32LXD60 LCD television in 2006 so I recognise that it is 8 years old. I am very hard of hearing so I rely upon subtitles and I keep having to switch the sub title control on and off to keep even BBC 1 program Subtitles. I have had the aerial checked and that is all right. I understand that this may be a problem with the transmitter but I would like to know if it could be the television. Is there anything I can do to achieve more consistent Subtitles because I am not keen on going onto cable.