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Parental Controls - Cisco/SA

Cisco By setting up a Personal Identification Number (PIN), you are able to block viewing by specific channel, show rating, or shows during specific times of day.

 

 

 

Manage Parental Controls

Parental Controls allow you to restrict programming based on your preferences. Once you've enabled your Parental Controls and set a 4-digit Parental Control PIN, you can place locks on selected content by channel, ratings, content, and time of day. You also have the ability to hide adult titles from displaying in the guide.

To use Parental Controls, you must first create a Parental Control PIN and specify the specific content you would like to lock. When Parental Controls is activated, the Parental Controls PIN is required to access any locked content.

NOTE: The Parental Lock PIN is separate from your Purchase PIN, but you may set identical PINs for both. To block content and purchases you must setup both a Purchase PIN and Parental Lock PIN.

To create your Parental Controls PIN

  1. Press the Menu button twice on your remote control to access Quick Settings.
  2. Use the A button to access the General Settings Menu.
  3. Use the Up and Down arrow buttons to highlight Parental Control and press the OK/Select button.
  4. Press the Up and Down arrow buttons to highlight Change PIN and press OK/Select.
  5. Enter your 4-digit Parental Control PIN and follow the on screen directions to create or change your PIN.
  6. Press the A button to accept the change.
  7. When finished press the Exit button to return to programming.

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To lock specific content:

  1. Press the Menu button twice on your remote control to access Quick Settings.
  2. Use the A button to access the General Settings Menu.
  3. Use the Up and Down arrow buttons to highlight Locking Status and press the OK/Select button.
  4. Use the Up and Down arrow buttons to highlight the category to which you would like to apply a lock.
  5. Once highlighted, press the OK/Select button to expand any categories you would like to lock.
    • Locked Channels: Block specific channels.
      1. Use the Up and Down arrow buttons to highlight the channel you would like to lock.
      2. Press the OK/Select button and a small padlock appears on the blocked channel.
    • Locked Ratings: Block programs based on their rating.
      1. Use the Up and Down arrow buttons to highlight the rating you would like to lock.
      2. Press the OK/Select button and a small padlock appears on the blocked rating.
    • Locked Content: Block programs by content (i.e. sexual content).
      1. Use the Up and Down arrow buttons to highlight the content you would like to lock.
      2. Press the OK/Select button and a small padlock appears on the blocked content.
    • Locked Time: Block programs by time of day.
      1. Use the Up and Down arrow buttons to highlight the time you would like to lock.
      2. Press the OK/Select button and a small padlock appears on the blocked times.
    • Hide Adult Titles: Hide Adult Titles to prevent display in the guide.
      1. Use the Up and Down arrow buttons to highlight either enable (block title) or disable (display title).
  6. When finished press the Exit button to return to programming.

NOTE: Hiding Adult Titles prevents the titles being displayed in the guide, but doesn't prevent the program from being viewed unless the content is locked through Parental Controls

General Settings

To enable or disable your Parental Control locks:

  1. Press the Menu button twice on your remote control to access Quick Settings.
  2. Use the Up and Down arrow buttons to highlight Activate Parental Controls.
  3. Press the Right arrow button to change the setting to Yes to enable locks or No to disable locks and press OK/Select.
  4. Enter your4-digit Parental Control PIN when prompted.
  5. Press the A button to accept the change.
  6. Press the Exit button to return to programming.

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Manage Purchase Controls

The Purchase PIN feature helps you prevent unauthorized individuals from purchasing pay-per-view (PPV) and Video on Demand (VOD) programs.

NOTE: The Purchase PIN is separate from your Parental Lock PIN, but you may set identical PINs for both. To block content and purchases you must setup both a Purchase PIN and Parental PIN.

To create or change your Purchase PIN:

  1. Press the Menu button twice on your remote control to access Quick Settings.
  2. Use the A button to access the General Settings Menu.
  3. Use the Up and Down arrow buttons to highlight Purchasing and press the OK/Select button.
  4. Press the Up and Down arrow buttons to highlight Change PIN and press OK/Select.
  5. Enter your 4-digit Purchase PIN (0000 for first time users) and follow the on screen directions to create or change your PIN.
  6. Press the A button to accept the change.
  7. When finished press the Exit button to return to programming.

press select to change PIN

To enable or disable your Purchase Controls:

  1. Press the Menu button twice on your remote control to access Quick Settings.
  2. Use the Up and Down arrow buttons to highlight Purchasing.
  3. Once highlighted, press the OK/Select button to expand the Purchasing category.
  4. Press the Down arrow to highlight Locking Status and press OK/Select.
  5. Use the Up and Down arrows to highlight On to enable or Off to disable purchase controls and press OK/Select.
  6. Enter your 4-digit Purchase PIN when prompted.
  7. Press the A button to accept the change.
  8. Press the Exit button to return to programming.

Locking Status Enabled

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