In addition to cybmole’s suggestions, make sure that Closed Captions are turned off on your player and TV. Some DVDs are authored to to output closed captions on line 21 of the NTSC video. If the source of what you are seeing is subtitles, they will usually be white or colored text over the video; closed captions are usually displayed as white text in a black box.
The subpicture “Default Arrow” is easy to miss if the highlight bar is over the selection area.
I am also having the same problem with the optional language subtitles being shown by default on playback no matter what I do, I have read through every reference on this site and tried every option but so far I have had no luck. I have tried over 30 different DVD’s and the result is always the same, if I want subtitles then they are on as default no matter what I do. I am using DVDFab Platinum 18.104.22.168 and copying to my hard drive for playback using Cyberlink Power DVD Ultra ver. 7.3 or Windows Media Player. I have no intention of burning them to DVD I just want playback via my NAS Drive on my Plasma. I would do with out the subtitles but for the fact that I have a friend who is partially deaf and it would be great for him, I know that I can switch them off in the “players” software but how can I turn them off by default, thanks for your patience on this as I see you have offered numerous explanations which I have followed to no avail.[/quote]