Sam the Deaf

New issues on SDH from Sony Studio

I'm Deaf, Media

Everybody suppose know that SDH stand for Subtitle for Deaf and Hard of Hearing appear on DVD which was first believe be introduce from Universal Studio. They’re no longer using Closed Caption (CC). It labels to let you know that it show the sound/effect and who is spoken. While Subtitle only mean for translate to other language to learn, not specs for Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

However, on film I recently watch called District 9. I find different thing about SDH. That DVD movie is from TriStar Picture, own by Sony Entertainment, does support SDH. But don’t let the menus or display confuse you when you saw the subtitle. For brief time, I can see it’s similar from I saw first one on Blu-Ray movie. That’s how it got me think of that. But surprise, it’s not only Blu-Ray but also on DVD.

Their SDH make you think it’s CC but it’s actual SDH during the block with black background like CC. Only, different that’s it block on certainly area that I could complain. And it’s pretty bigger font that I could read-able which excellent for people with low visual. I assure it’s good thing. Suppose, its new format in market from Sony Entertainment this time and after.

Here is the screenshot that give example on what it look like.


Select ENGLISH and it appear in yellow font without block background.

Select ENGLISH SDH, it appears in alike classic CC style with bigger font. It also let you aware on who person speak.

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  • vikingscool

    I'm sorry with my English Grammar. I waited patiently to see the sample on the DVD with English SDH subtitles–while before I receiving a mail from Netflix not arrive yet until tomorrow…oh well–but now, I found your sample for the DVD by a movie through google search engine so I saw this sample on the DVD, how that is wonderful news for HDTV thru the HDMI.

    Lastly, I still be wondering about those bonus features does have English SDH exclusively on the DVD?

  • What do you think about having SDH instead of CC? It's much easier to create subtitles vs Closed Captions – CC requires more expensive equipment, I can do subtitles with free software.

  • UPDATE: I watched this movie, and it is very good. I using with the DVD upconverter to HD 720p with English SDH. What a nice SDH subtitles. πŸ™‚ I lovin' it!

    I checked on these bonus features there is only regular English subtitles (not English SDH). Unfortunately.

  • illustratorblog

    facebook-594111406 have the answer for you. πŸ™‚

  • illustratorblog

    I don't know that CC would be expensive than subtitle. Do you have the source about it?

    Only I know that several studios make Subtitle which is their solved problem with HDMI issues. Since CC won't get through. There are certainly people prefer old-way CC. Look like they bring one, so well. I like half and I dislike half idea.

  • UPDATE: I watched this movie, and it is very good. I using with the DVD upconverter to HD 720p with English SDH. What a nice SDH subtitles. πŸ™‚ I lovin' it!

    I checked on these bonus features there is only regular English subtitles (not English SDH). Unfortunately.

  • illustratorblog

    facebook-594111406 have the answer for you. πŸ™‚

  • illustratorblog

    I don't know that CC would be expensive than subtitle. Do you have the source about it?

    Only I know that several studios make Subtitle which is their solved problem with HDMI issues. Since CC won't get through. There are certainly people prefer old-way CC. Look like they bring one, so well. I like half and I dislike half idea.