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03-03-2013, 01:20 AM
knorthern knight
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Originally Posted by ixcuincle View Post
But wouldn't closed captioning contribute to more clutter?
Why? It would be a tradeoff between a bar on the screen versus crawling text along the bottom. And furthermore, closed captioning is OPTIONAL. I can turn it off, which is more than can be said for a bar over the video.

Originally Posted by ixcuincle View Post
Plus, closed captioning is not for that purpose.
That doesn't make it illegal. There are 63 available regular closed-captioning streams per channel in the ATSC standard, plus an addititional 2 "legacy-mode" streams from the days of NTSC. There's plenty of spare space.

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