How to Turn Off Closed Captioning on a Comcast Digital Cable Broadcast

By Kefa Olang

Closed captioning is a system that displays text of different languages on your screen during programming. Comcast cable service includes closed captioning, which you can use if a member of your family has a hearing disability, or if you are watching a show that you do not understand the language. However, if you are not using closed captions and getting irritated by the frequent texts, you can disable it.

Things You'll Need

  • Comcast DVR Remote
  • Comcast (Motorola) DVR cable box
  • TV

Step 1

Press the "Cable" button on your Comcast DVR remote control and point the remote toward the DVR cable box. Press "Off" to turn off the DVR cable box. Do not turn off your TV.

Step 2

Press the "Menu" button located on the front of the DVR cable box. A new menu launches on your TV screen.

Step 3

Press the down arrow buttton under "Cursor" and select "Closed Caption." You should see the word "Enabled" next to to "Closed Caption."

Step 4

Press the right arrow button under "Cursor" and disable the closed captions feature. You should now see the word "Disabled."

Step 5

Press the "Menu" button again to exit menu screen and turn on your DVR cable box. You should no longer see the closed captioning on your Comcast digital broadcasts.