DISH Network Closed Captioning
For the deaf and hearing-impaired, nothing a subscription TV provider offers is nearly as important as closed captioning. Accordingly, DISH Network® has put quite a bit of effort into ensuring DISH Network closed captioning is available to all its subscribers. Such services come built-in with most DISH Network receivers as a free service to DISH Network customers, confirming the company’s dedication to those with disabilities.
Yet, despite this dedication, some receivers simply do not offer this built-in DISH Network closed captioning option. In order to use these services you must set up your DISH Network receiver following specific guidelines. To help our deaf and hearing impaired readers get the most out of their DISH Network service, then, we here at InternetLion.com have put together the following “DISH Network Closed Captioning” page, complete with setup directions, a list of compatible receivers, pricing information and contact details for a DISH Network department that can assist you further.
How to Set Up DISH Network Closed Captioning
DISH Network closed captioning is available on the following receivers and DVR/receivers: The 211, 222, 411, 612, 722, 722k, and 922. Other receivers do exist that do not have closed caption capabilities. But, because DISH Network offers up to three HD free receivers and an upgrade for a free HD DVR/receiver ($6/mo. service fee applies) to new customers, with 24 month Agreement and AutoPay with Paperless Billing, getting a receiver that offers DISH Network closed captioning is extremely easy.
Now, as for setting up DISH Network closed captioning, let us first say that if you somehow find yourself with a non-closed caption receiver you will have to rely on your TV’s closed caption device; and if you don’t know how to set that up, DISH Network’s closed caption support team will help you to the best of its members’ abilities.
Otherwise, assuming you have a device with DISH Network closed captioning capabilities, your first step in setting up closed captioning is to press Menu on your remote. A list of options will appear on your screen and you will next scroll down to the CLOSED CAPTION option and push Select. On the following screen of options, select CAPTIONS ON/OFF and set captions to “on.” Then, use the FONT SIZE, CAPTION COLOR, EDGE STYLE and OPACITY options to adjust the appearance of your captions so you can read them comfortably.
Finally, use the CAPTIONING SERVICE option to choose the appropriate caption, and use RESET CC DEFAULTS to start over. When you are satisfied with your caption, simply select DONE and you will return to the “Menu” screen. And that, as they say, is that. Now, all you have to do is sit back, relax, and watch a little TV.
If you are in need of more help, then simply consult the closed captioning area of the DISH Network website which, in addition to the instructions listed above, provides a troubleshooting guide and contact information for the DISH Network closed captioning team.
Disclaimer: Please note that this article was written when the satellite TV provider DISH was branded as DISH Network. As of 2/1/2012 DISH Network has changed their branding name to DISH. Article post date: 12/10/2010.