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does anyone use subtitles? Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 10:03 PM Reply

i have very conflicted opinons of subtitles

sometimes in movies and tv shows, it sounds like the characters are muttering or are otherwise not enunciating properly, making subtitles necessary

on the other hand, i find that subtitles are distracting from what's happening- i sometimes find myself missing part of a scene just because i was paying attention to words at the bottom of the screen

so what is everyone's opinion on subtitles?


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Response to does anyone use subtitles? Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 10:04 PM Reply

I used to a lot but I dont now. I watch a lot of foreign language stuff though so obviously I need subs for them.

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Response to does anyone use subtitles? Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 10:10 PM Reply

At 8/5/12 10:06 PM, ScaryPicnic wrote: i've never understood the complaint about subtitles

when i'm into the tv / film enough i completely forget that i'm reading them, it just registers sub consciously

they're always quick to read

i agree with you personally, but still, i do think that reading subtitles can distract from what's happening on the screen, even if only for a little

plus with anime you have to go subbed. you just have to.

eh there are some animes, like cowboy bebop, which have fine dubs


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Response to does anyone use subtitles? Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 10:13 PM Reply

At 8/5/12 10:10 PM, e-lord wrote: i agree with you personally, but still, i do think that reading subtitles can distract from what's happening on the screen, even if only for a little

Depends on how much you can concentrate personally. I can concentrate exactly the same no matter if its on or off.

eh there are some animes, like cowboy bebop, which have fine dubs

yeah but like 90% of them suck balls

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Response to does anyone use subtitles? Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 10:13 PM Reply

I don't need them and i do find them completely distracting.


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Response to does anyone use subtitles? Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 10:23 PM Reply

I dont like them. I only ever use them if its some foreign film or something when subtitles are absolutely necessary

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Response to does anyone use subtitles? Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 10:27 PM Reply

I use them a lot, even with English movies. They often (par example, The Exorcist; Poltergeist) speak in such a way, that I wonder whether anyone could have understood the sentence.

Also, anime subs.

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Response to does anyone use subtitles? Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 10:34 PM Reply

i only use subtitles when i watch my chinese girl cartoons

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Response to does anyone use subtitles? Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 10:50 PM Reply

I use them if I'm watching the movie/show in a place where I can't turn up the volume beyond a certain level. They are good, however, if you want to learn how to read fast; especially news CC.


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Response to does anyone use subtitles? Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 10:51 PM Reply

First time I watched A Clockwork Orange I had to put subtitles on because I couldn't understand a fucking word they were saying.


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Response to does anyone use subtitles? Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 10:52 PM Reply

I normally hate subtitles unless I'm watching cartoons in case I miss something they say.


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Response to does anyone use subtitles? Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 10:55 PM Reply

yes because i don't like to miss any dialogue and don't really find it that intrusive at all

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Response to does anyone use subtitles? Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 11:38 PM Reply

i always try not to read the subtitles unless it is necessary (like i am watching a japanese film or i can't understand what's going on if i don't read the subtitles) so that i can concentrate more on the action.

if the film is in english, i have to force myself to ignore the captions underneath so i can train my listening skills. but fortunately you don't have to do that.


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Response to does anyone use subtitles? Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 11:42 PM Reply

Yes, I use subtitles. They work great for me.


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Response to does anyone use subtitles? Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 11:51 PM Reply

I use them a lot, because my parents use them (they're both deaf). I just like reading it.
Also, anime subs

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Response to does anyone use subtitles? Aug. 5th, 2012 @ 11:52 PM Reply

At first the only time I would use subtitles in anything would be if they were speaking in a different language or they were barely understandable in English. Now, I always turn subtitles on in games and stuff, and I don't really get too distracted by them at all. I guess it's one of those things were you get used to reading them after a while.


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Response to does anyone use subtitles? Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 12:00 AM Reply

Usually, when I go out of my way to watch a movie, I'll do it late at night on my computer, so I can't really turn up the volume too loud or I risk waking everyone else up, and sometimes this prohibits me from hearing dialogue. So what I do is turn on the subtitles and watch from my bed, and it certainly seems to remedy the situation.

Other times, I'll be watching a foreign movie, and then the subtitles are a godsend.


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Response to does anyone use subtitles? Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 12:01 AM Reply

If it's my first time watching a movie, I prefer to not use subtitles. Any time after that, I like to have subtitles, regardless of how well I feel I can understand their dialogue. I don't like to miss anything that they're saying, and I can read subtitles pretty well without being distracted (I'm a very fast reader), so unless it's my first time watching the movie, I like to have them on.

I've never actually used subtitles for a TV show. Dialogue in TV is usually more focused on, and less obscured by SFX/music than it is in movies *cough* Dark Knight Rises *cough* so I don't think they're really necessary for TV.


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Response to does anyone use subtitles? Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 12:05 AM Reply

i prefer subtitles or closed captions for all shows

not distracting at all for me

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Response to does anyone use subtitles? Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 12:23 AM Reply

I used to in video games so I could catch every word said, but I was sick of looking down all the time and not focusing on the footage, so I stopped. It feels more natural when you look and listen.


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Response to does anyone use subtitles? Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 12:33 AM Reply

At 8/5/12 10:04 PM, BumFodder wrote: I used to a lot but I dont now. I watch a lot of foreign language stuff though so obviously I need subs for them.

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Response to does anyone use subtitles? Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 01:09 AM Reply

I read fast and i understand what they're saying more by reading so yeah.


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Response to does anyone use subtitles? Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 01:25 AM Reply

Subtitles?
I can't read while also trying to see things.
I prefer good solid entertainment like Transfirmers or The Dark Night Raises.

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Response to does anyone use subtitles? Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 01:48 AM Reply

I use subtitles when people are around me while I'm watching a movie or TV show. I hate missing out on dialogue, so I'll just turn the captioning/subtitles on instead of telling them to shut up. It works out better for everyone that way.


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Response to does anyone use subtitles? Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 02:15 AM Reply

Sometimes when watching a movie at first I feel like I need subtitles cause I can't hear what the people are saying but it doesn't take long for me to get adjusted and start hearing everything clearly

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Response to does anyone use subtitles? Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 02:19 AM Reply

Used A LOT because my dad is mostly deaf with two hearing aids and my sister is partially deaf too. So he always leaves them on the tv. When I watch alone I usually take them off because they cover up faces and stuff sometimes.
Most of the time I watch a movie is with him and soo always subtitles then. It is nice to know exactly what they say or catch things you miss. But when alone I never have them on because that way I can look at the pictures instead of being drawn to reading the words.


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Response to does anyone use subtitles? Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 02:26 AM Reply

I think subtitles are too distracting. I'd rather watch a dubbed movie, than a movie with subtitles. But sometimes, dubbing doesn't make any sense. Just imagine Iron Sky or Inglourious Basterds with all the characters speaking the same language, but not understanding each other. WTF?


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Response to does anyone use subtitles? Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 02:30 AM Reply

I use them most of the time. I often find myself not hearing words. Although I never have the problem with not being able to watch it while reading the text.

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Response to does anyone use subtitles? Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 02:35 AM Reply

At 8/6/12 01:25 AM, yurgenburgen wrote: Subtitles?
I can't read while also trying to see things.
I prefer good solid entertainment like Transfirmers or The Dark Night Raises.

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Response to does anyone use subtitles? Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 03:08 AM Reply

I use them in a lot of video games when I can hear fine, not really sure why. Maybe subconsciously I want some mental stimulation by reading or something. Sometimes it annoys me when I find myself reading them and not looking at the screen, though.


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