Originally Posted by Rob
The standard digital cable TV platform didn't carry the analogue teletext signals, so I wouldn't expect the V+ to offer that either
That's not true. Ex-NTL carry teletext on many digital channels -- unfortunately though not on the one you're most likely to want, the BBC. The reason for that is that NTL take their digital feed from digital terrestrial, which doesn't have teletext signals.
However, former Telewest areas *DO* have access to Ceefax via digital channels. I don't know how they do it from a technical point of view, but it's something I'd love to see in ex-NTL areas too. BBCi is a reasonable replacement for Ceefax on DTT, where you can enjoy 1-second load times, but it's far too slow on cable.
By the way, given that Sky don't support DVB standard subtitles and rely on teletext p888 instead, does anybody know how this works with an HDMI-connected Sky Plus HD box?