NotTaR of Television Sets : Strange codes appearing on TV screen    
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Strange codes appearing on TV screen

"I've seen this sort of thing on a TV I bought a couple of years ago. I only see it when Proctor & Gamble ads are on.

The newer TVs are required to have Closed Caption decoding (CCD). My TV has an OFF-ON button for CCD. It also has a button labeled CH1-CH2. When pushed in I get the verbal text on the screen like I should. When the button is out, I get the funny codes from Proctor & Gamble."

(From: Tim (jollyrgr@mc.net).)

The code you are seeing is Closed Caption 2. My Zenith has CC 1, 2, 3, 4, as well as Text 1, 2, 3, and 4. I have seen CC 1 which is the normal closed captions. CC 2 is used for commercial logging/identification. There should be a way to completely turn off the captions. The TV, as you state, has a switch for turning off the captions and should solve your problem.