Analogue TV

Free to air TV

Equipment

Different television equipment allows different access options for displaying captions on TV. Below are some accessibility and other general features to consider when purchasing:

  • Digital televisions and set-top boxes
  • Personal video recorders/hard-disk recorders
  • Teletext TVs

Digital televisions and set-top boxes

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Problems with captions

Digital TVs and set-top boxes

Caption problems due to poor reception are rare if you are using a digital television or digital set-top box. With a digital signal you should either get a good picture with good captions or no picture and no captions at all.

If there are caption display problems on screen on multiple stations it usually means that your TV or set-top box is faulty and you will need to contact the manufacturer. Sometimes software upgrades are available that will fix this.

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