Parental Controls

Parental Locks allow you to restrict viewing and purchases of TV programming based on your viewing preferences. When a user selects a TV or movie rating to lock, the Guide will automatically lock that rating and the more restrictive ratings. For example, when you lock PG-13, all content with a rating of R, NC-17 and/or Adult are also locked.

Set a personalized 4-digit PIN and you can place Locks on selected ratings, channels and titles. You can also hide adult titles from being displayed on screen.

Set up and change your Parental Locks PIN and Purchase PIN in PIN Setup. Your Parental Locks PIN allows you to restrict viewing of programs. Your Purchase PIN is used to restrict pay programming purchases.

  1. Press Menu two times to get to the Main Menu
  2. Select Setup from the Main Menu
  3. Select PINs Setup
  4. Follow the on-screen prompts to setup, clear, or change your PINs

Set Locks anytime in the guide or while watching television. Just press Menu twice, then the LOCK button on your remote (if available), or use the Lock icon on an information screen. Enter your 4-digit Parental Locks PIN and Lock the channel, title or rating using the on-screen prompts.

You can also set Locks from the Setup Menu. From the Main Menu select Setup, then Locks Setup. Use the arrow buttons to make your selections, including title, rating or channel and then press OK to confirm each setting.

Parental Control settings include On Demand programming. To block all access to On Demand, Press Menu on your remote two times, then select Setup, then Service Locks Setup. Press Exit to return to program viewing.

To view programs and channels you have locked, tune to the program or select it from the listings. Enter your PIN when prompted.

Temporarily open or clear all Locks for easier viewing. Select Master Locks from the Locks Setup screen and change the option from No to Yes.

A lock indicator appears in the Instant Information to indicate that a program has been locked. Locks may be restored in any of the following ways:

  • Press the LOCK button anytime and enter your 4-digit PIN.
  • Select Locks Setup from the Setup Menu, then select YES to turn Locks back on.
  • Turn the set-top box off, and back on.