Teletext

Teletext TVs

Advantages

  • Watch TV with captions
  • Captions all have standard display format

Disadvantages

  • A standard VCR cannot record captions off a teletext TV
  • A DVD-R cannot record captions off a teletext TV
  • Captions are prone to reception problems
  • Teletext televisions will no longer receive a signal once analog is switched off in your area (due to happen between 2010 and 2013) unless connected to a digital set-top box.

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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

TEAC 420


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