If you're deaf or hard of hearing, or if you just can't make out what that thug just said to your favorite TV cop, turn on the closed captions.
The Windows Media Center, which enables you to play TV shows and DVDs on your PC, makes it easy.
To turn closed captioning on or off:
- Click Start, Tasks, Settings, TV or DVD, Closed Captioning (Subtitles in some regions)
- Under Caption Display, check On, Off, or On when muted
- Click Save to return to the Settings screen.
The Closed Captioning panel is also where you specify captioned channels for analog TV and your preferred captioning language -- a digital TV option.
The closed captioning default is "on" when Windows Media Center and Windows Media Center Extender are set to Mute.
Windows doesn't write captions, but rather displays them when available. Check to see which closed-captioned programs your local broadcast service provides.
Note: You need an analog or digital TV tuner to play and record TV shows in Windows Media Center.