Closed captions appear on your Sharp Aquos LCD TV as subtitles on the bottom of the screen. This feature is primarily used to assist hearing-impaired viewers in understanding what is being said. However, it is also useful in loud environments or when you have to mute the TV. If you find your Sharp Aquos is permanently configured to display subtitles, you can easily turn them off by disabling closed captions through the on-screen menu.
Power on your Sharp Aquos LCD TV.
Press the centre "Menu" button on the Sharp remote control to bring up the on-screen menu.
Press the up/down arrow buttons on the remote to highlight "Closed Caption."
Press the left/right arrow buttons to enter the closed caption settings.
Press the up/down arrow buttons to highlight "Mode."
Press the left/right arrow buttons until the "Mode" is displayed as "Off."
Press "Menu" to return to the main menu, and "Menu" again to exit the menu entirely.