Can the DMR-E20 record the subtitles and closed captioning displayed on the TV screen?
Yes. True Closed Caption information is embedded in the video signal and transmitted within the vertical interval portion of the video signal. Like the traditional VHS recorders, this information will be recorded by the DMR-E20. This information is decoded and displayed on your TV using the internal circuitry of your TV. Older TV’s, those that do not have the closed caption feature, will obviously not display the text. If a program’s producer happens to include superimposed text over the video (not closed captioning) the DMR-E20 will also include this with any recording it makes.