Sorry Minnesota. I too have some hearing difficulty and was upset when i bought the DVD set it does not have captions. I do not know how severe your hearing is, but for the most part the DVD set has good sound quality and there are only a few times I could not understand what was being said. I hope this helps.
Also The Tudors books that they have right here on amazon are script books of the series.
This set does not use dvd format subtitles, however, the video signal does include the standard vertical blanking style of closed caption as is broadcast on television. This works perfectly fine on my composite DVD/TV setup. However, my progressive DVD player/component connection setup cannot display these, and I would assume no similar connection could either.
Does one actually need "normal" English subtitles if English is not one's first language? Or is it sometimes really hard to understand because of the British accents? Usually I like to have English subtitles just to be sure if I don't get everything that is being said, so I can look what it was, but what I've seen from the Tudors so far it's not that difficult, or is it?
I have high frequency deafness, so I can't distinguish a lot of consonants, especially in a high-pitched voice. Though English is my native language and I have no trouble with standard British or American pronunciation, the difficulty in understanding made the series unwatchable for me.
The copy I rented from Blockbuster clearly stated it had closed captions; however, the cursor skipped over the closed caption choice on the menu when I tried to select it. I have a DVD player built into my RCA TV set and was using that. I keep the closed caption feature on the TV on all the time, but no captions showed as I played the DVD. Any ideas how I could get captions? Thanks.
I'm returning mine, as I am hard-of hearing and cannot watch television without captions.
Closed captions do not display on HDMI connections from my upsampling DVD player; in order to watch this DVD with captions, my choices are either to degrade the signal by switching to lower-quality inputs or treat the eyes while straining to speechread this story.
I bought the entire series "The Tudors" for my mother and although there is clearly a closed caption feature on the set-up selections the cursor repeatedly skips over it. Anybody have any idea why this would happen? We tried to access the captions through the television (a new model Samsung) and it says there are no captions. I rented the entire series on DVD from Netflix and it did have closed captions.
i bought the complete series of "the tudors" and it has the closed caption feature on the "audio selection". but, it skips over it and you are not able to use cc on this dvd set. anyone have any clue what is going on?
I too had difficulty getting the closed captions to display. I discovered that the captions are not from the DVD menu, but they are in the video stream. So enabling closed captions on the TV receiver should cause them to display. That did not work for me. I then read elsewhere that the nature of these DVDs is that the captions will not work when the DVD player is connected to the TV via an HDMI cable; only a composite cable will work. I have another DVD player connected via composite; that however did not allow me to display the captions either. (Although when using composite cable, the TV CC menu did offer the customary CC1, CC2, ..., T1, T2, etc. - when HDMI was used, those were not available). I was finally able to display the DVD with closed captions by playing the DVD in my notebook PC connected to my TV via HDMI. A right-click on the DVD on the PC allowed me to enable the captions on the PC, which then correctly displayed on the TV. A bit circuitous, but at least I can now enjoy the DVDs (I am severely hearing-impaired). If anyone knows of a less cumbersome method, I would like to learn about it!
I also bought the complete series and ran into the same problem others have noted: advertising for the captions on the package, gold lettering in the setup menu declaring that it is captioned for the hearing impaired, and disk software that skips over the gold lettering. Yes, the captions are indeed there--if you fast forward through the disk, they pop up on frames here and there. The only difficulty is that the disk manufacturer neglected to include the software that turns them on. It's interesting that the DVDs from Netflix seem to work and the DVDs from Blockbuster and Amazon don't. I figured they must be knockoffs and returned them.