This is disappointing news since I am hard of hearing, and I rely on closed captioning a lot.
I just got my LVW 5005, and I was testing it to see if a DVD-R, that a friend recorded for me, would play. It played great, but while I could view the captioning on my PC Aopen DVD Burner, I could not view the captioning playing the same DVD on my new 5005 DVD Recorder.
I have over 600 VHS tapes (most contain captioned movies, sport event, etc. from Satellite TV feed or cable TV.
Hopefully a fix will be coming soon.