"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-13-2014, 11:49 AM   #5961
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,759
Quote:
Originally Posted by CarolPa View Post
Cave, I am also hearing impaired. I require the tv sound up a few clicks more than DH does. It annoys him. It also annoys my son who comes to our house and yells that the TV is up so loud he could hear it out in the driveway. He seems to forget his teen years when he used to play his stereo so loud in his room, with the door closed, that we couldn't hear the TV in the living room. I guess that was different.

I used to use CC, but that also annoys DH, so that stopped.
Yeah, I remember those years! That may be why still, many decades later, I still prefer a quiet house.

I live alone so I can use CC all I want, which I do. Since I live in an apartment, I'm sure my neighbors appreciate it also.
But it isn't always about turning the volume up-----it's missed words/syllables that are still missed if the volume is on high. I'm sure there are many varieties of hearing loss.

Just a question---- about your DH---- will he willingly answer your question(s) "What did he say?"

Time for two TVs?
__________________

__________________
cave76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2014, 11:56 AM   #5962
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,759
Quote:
Originally Posted by CWS4322 View Post
I downloaded it from VLC--I thought it was VLS. If you can get your hands on Kitchen Stories it is quite good.
Do you mind if I private message you for more information? Or I could start a new thread so this thread doesn't get hi-jacked. Let me know which you would prefer or if you prefer not to. (I won't get my feelings hurt.)
__________________

__________________
cave76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2014, 04:38 PM   #5963
Master Chef
 
Kayelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: south central coast/California
Posts: 9,879
Quote:
Originally Posted by CarolPa View Post
Cave, I am also hearing impaired. I require the tv sound up a few clicks more than DH does. It annoys him. It also annoys my son who comes to our house and yells that the TV is up so loud he could hear it out in the driveway. He seems to forget his teen years when he used to play his stereo so loud in his room, with the door closed, that we couldn't hear the TV in the living room. I guess that was different.

I used to use CC, but that also annoys DH, so that stopped.
Have you tried TV Ears 5.0 Analog

My husband got his on ebay for $20.00 and they've made life much quieter around here. He loves them. If I can't sleep at night I come back out here and use them so I don't wake him. They're wonderful !
__________________
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but rather by the moments that take our breath away.

Kayelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2014, 04:55 PM   #5964
Master Chef
 
Kayelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: south central coast/California
Posts: 9,879
In honor of the death of Shirley Temple I watched, "Heidi" again for the first time since I was a child in grade school. I had forgotten so much of it but I loved it all over again. I remember thinking the first time I saw it how much I would love to visit that part of the world someday, and my dream came true a couple of years ago when we traveled to the mountains of Germany and Switzerland. I thought at the time, I'm really here at last.

You can stream the full movie at youtube. It's captioned in German.
__________________
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but rather by the moments that take our breath away.

Kayelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2014, 08:40 PM   #5965
Master Chef
 
FrankZ's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Chesapeake Bay
Posts: 9,633
We are watching Ender's Game.
__________________
"First you start with a pound of bologna..."
-My Grandmother on how to make ham salad.
FrankZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2014, 08:47 PM   #5966
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,289
Quote:
Originally Posted by FrankZ View Post
We are watching Ender's Game.
I got it, but Shrek is waiting to watch it...I have no clue when. He has reminders set for reruns...
__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2014, 10:52 PM   #5967
Executive Chef
 
bakechef's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 4,082
Quote:
Originally Posted by cave76 View Post
I have my TV set to always play CC since I need that for all shows. I'm not deaf but what they called hearing impaired meaning that even with hearing aids I have a hard time distinguishing words---- esp. on the newer movies where there's so much ambient noise (music etc) that it's hard. The old movies (classics) don't give as much problem since the actors spoke clearly and didn't mutter as much.

I'm looking into buying an All Regions DVD player. Many of the foreign movies aren't made for Region 1 (the U.S. mostly). I'm missing all the older Inspector Morse DVDs because of that and also some of the Nordic mysteries that I love.

But my library received a very large collection of DVDs with SDH or CC and because of that I can reserve some of the Nordic mysteries that Netflix doesn't have. (Some kind philanthropist donated that collection several years ago. The only downside is that there's often a very long waiting time for them, but that's o.k.)

I was able to watch Varg Veum because of that.
Having closed caption turned on for your TV won't make a difference with netflix, since it is a digital file sent to a player then sent to a TV. The player that you are using has to be closed caption capable, it will send the picture with the closed captions (subtitles) to your TV, in this case it is the software in the streaming device doing the work, your TV is more like a computer monitor, it just shows what it is given.

If you are watching over the air or basic cable, your TV does the work of providing the closed captions, from the signal that it gets through the coax cable.

So in short, Netflix doesn't send captions that your TV can understand. You need the streaming device, sometimes built in to a tv, sometimes a blu-ray player, roku box etc.. to read the signal.
__________________
I'm Bloggin'

http://bakingbetter.com
bakechef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2014, 11:14 PM   #5968
Master Chef
 
Cooking Goddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Body in MA ~ Heart in OH
Posts: 8,259
Quote:
Originally Posted by cave76 View Post
I have my TV set to always play CC since I need that for all shows. I'm not deaf but what they called hearing impaired meaning that even with hearing aids I have a hard time distinguishing words---- esp. on the newer movies where there's so much ambient noise (music etc) that it's hard. The old movies (classics) don't give as much problem since the actors spoke clearly and didn't mutter as much......
That also seems to be an issue with newer TV shows. I have bat hearing and even I'm asking Himself, who could use a set of TV Ears, "what did he say"? There are a couple shows he regularly watches with the CC on. I just don't bother with the TV show period at that point since my eyes stray towards the letters and I miss the action on the screen. "Look, squirrel!"
__________________
... nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have... ~~~ LeBron James
Cooking Goddess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2014, 11:18 PM   #5969
Master Chef
 
Cooking Goddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Body in MA ~ Heart in OH
Posts: 8,259
Quote:
Originally Posted by CarolPa View Post
...It also annoys my son who comes to our house and yells that the TV is up so loud he could hear it out in the driveway. He seems to forget his teen years when he used to play his stereo so loud in his room, with the door closed, that we couldn't hear the TV in the living room. I guess that was different....
I think you should start blaming him for your poor hearing. Pack him up good for his guilt trip now...
__________________
... nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have... ~~~ LeBron James
Cooking Goddess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 05:14 AM   #5970
Executive Chef
 
Mad Cook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: North West England
Posts: 4,153
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kayelle View Post
In honor of the death of Shirley Temple I watched, "Heidi" again for the first time since I was a child in grade school. I had forgotten so much of it but I loved it all over again. I remember thinking the first time I saw it how much I would love to visit that part of the world someday, and my dream came true a couple of years ago when we traveled to the mountains of Germany and Switzerland. I thought at the time, I'm really here at last.

You can stream the full movie at youtube. It's captioned in German.
So RIP Shirley Temple. I only looked her up a week or two back to see if she was still alive. I don't know how good she was as a diplomat but it's a shame that many of the obits concentrate on her childhood film career and gloss over her adult career.

I saw the Heidi film when I was about five. It never comes up on television over here which is a shame.
__________________

__________________
Mad Cook is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.