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Reviewing closed captioning

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000124569D
Publication Date: 2005-Apr-28
Document File: 1 page(s) / 9K

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Reviewing closed captioning.

In a drama or news broadcasting, the closed captioning often gets quite fast and the viewer may be not able to catch up the flashing subtitle.

In order to alleviate this problem, it is proposed to store the closed captions in a memory. The memory may be internal or external, and possibly portable. By pressing a remote control key, the viewer can scroll through the stored text and find the portions that he has just missed. Meanwhile, the recording continuous. Hence, the viewer can always review up to the part currently broadcast. It is also possible to provide command means allowing him to resume real-time viewing at any time.

In a similar way, newsflashes can be recorded and stored. This allows users to read newsflashes that were broadcast when they were away.