How to Turn on Subtitles on a Sony LCD Bravia
By C. Taylor
Updated July 21, 2017
Sony Bravia LCD TVs integrate a closed captioning feature in compliance with U.S. Title 47 Code of Federal Regulations. This regulation requires all digital televisions over a minimum size and produced after July 1, 2002 to contain circuitry for decoding closed captioning broadcasts.
These closed captions display subtitled transcriptions of spoken words and sound effects. This feature assists hearing impaired viewers, but it is also useful when the Bravia's sound is muted. The quickest way to turn on subtitles is with the remote control, but Sony also integrated this feature into its menu settings.
Turn on your Sony Bravia LCD TV and tune in to a broadcast that supports closed captioning.
Locate the "CC" button on your remote control. This button's location varies depending on the Bravia model, but it is clearly labeled "CC."
Point the remote at the Bravia TV and press the "CC" button until you see "On" or "On When Muting" displayed on the screen. "On" always displays subtitles, but "On When Muting" only displays subtitles when you press the "Mute" button.
Press the "Menu" button on your remote control.
Press the navigational arrows to highlight "Setup Settings" and press the center button to select it.
Select "Closed Captioning (CC)."
Select either "On" or "On When Muting" to turn on subtitles.
Press the "Menu" button to exit the menu.
To disable subtitles, follow the same procedure and select "Off."
C. Taylor embarked on a professional writing career in 2009 and frequently writes about technology, science, business, finance, martial arts and the great outdoors. He writes for both online and offline publications, including the Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Samsung, Radio Shack, Motley Fool, Chron, Synonym and more. He received a Master of Science degree in wildlife biology from Clemson University and a Bachelor of Arts in biological sciences at College of Charleston. He also holds minors in statistics, physics and visual arts.