How to Turn Subtitles Off on Comcast

By Christina Shaffer

Depending on your circumstances, you or someone else in your household may have inadvertently activated the subtitles feature through your Comcast remote. Comcast's subtitles features can be easily activated or deactivated through the closed captioning settings. The closed captioning settings, however, cannot be accessed through the cable guide's main menu. To turn off subtitles that display on your Comcast channels, configure your closed captioning settings by accessing the "User Settings" menu. The process is easy and can be completed in a few steps.

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Step 1

Turn on your television and your Comcast cable box.

Step 2

Point your Comcast remote at your television. Press the "Cable" button, and then press "Power." Your cable box will turn off, but your television will remain on.

Step 3

Press the "Menu" button on your remote. The "User Settings" menu will appear on your television screen.

Step 4

Scroll to the "Closed Caption" setting by pressing the "down" arrow on your Comcast remote.

Step 5

Press the red "right" arrow button on your Comcast remote to select the "Disabled" closed captioning setting. After disabling this feature, press the "Menu" button to save your setting.

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Step 1

Turn on your television and your Comcast cable box.

Step 2

Point your Comcast remote at your television. Press the "Cable" button, and then press "Power." Your television will remain on, but your cable box will turn off.

Step 3

Press the "Menu" or "Settings" button on your remote.

Step 4

Scroll to "Caption" and select the "Off" setting by using the "right" and "left" arrow buttons on your remote.

Step 5

Press the "Menu" button to save your new setting.