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Parental Controls - Scientific Atlanta

Scientific Atlanta With Parental Controls, you decide what you want your kids to watch and block programs you don’t want them to see. 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.

 

 

SA Remote
Scientific Atlanta Remote

Turning On and Off Parental Control

  • Using the remote, press MENU to access Quick Settings
  • Press UP/DOWN to select Turn ON Parental Control or Turn OFF Parental Control, respectively
  • Press SELECT to change the Parental Control setting
  • When prompted, enter your 4-Digit PIN
  • TIP: For DVRs, turning off the DVR and turning it back on by pressing the Power button on the DVR (or by pressing POWER on the remote) is an easy way to turn on Parental Control for all the programming you have chosen to block

Creating or Changing a PIN

  1. Using the remote, press MENU twice to access General Settings
  2. Press UP/DOWN to select Block: PIN
  3. What is the current setting for Block: PIN?
    • If Enabled and you don't know the PIN, contact Charter (at 1 888-438-2427) to determine the default PIN, and then go to step 4.
    • If Disabled, press SELECT, press the Yellow A button  and then go to step 7 (see image of remote above)
      IMPORTANT! The PIN must be Enabled for the Parental Control to work.
  4. After receiving the default PIN, press SELECT
  5. Press UP/DOWN to select Change and then press the Yellow A button
  6. When prompted, enter the 4-digit PIN given to you by Charter Communications
  7. When prompted, enter a new 4-digit PIN
  8. Enter your new 4-digit PIN again for confirmation
Press MENU to exit General Setttings should be Press Menu to exit General Settings

Blocking Channels, Ratings and Program Times

SA Locks

  • Using the remote, press MENU twice to access General Settings
  • When prompted, enter PIN and then re-enter it to ensure accuracy
  • Press UP/DOWN and select one of the following options
    • Block: Channels - to block all programs on a specific channel
    • Block: Rating - to block all programs according to program ratings
    • Block: Time New - to block all programs broadcast during a specific time
  • Press SELECT and enter your 4-digit PIN when prompted
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to block channels, ratings, or time slots
    • Note: On DVRs, it will record the blocked programs, but the DVR will block the playback of the recording unless you enter a valid PIN
  • Press MENU to exit General Settings

Hiding or Viewing Blocked Program Titles

You can prevent the digital receiver from displaying the titles of blocked programs on the program guide; and on DVRs, in the DVR Recorded and Scheduled lists.

  • Using the remote, press MENU twice to access the General Settings
  • Press UP/DOWN to select Block: Titles.
  • Press SELECT to set the Block: Titles setting to either Hidden or Displayed
  • Press A to accept your changes
  • Press MENU to exit General Settings

SA General Settings

Unblocking the Current Channel

  • Using the remote, press MENU to access Quick Settings
  • Press UP/DOWN to select Unblock this Channel
  • Press SELECT to change the Parental Control setting
  • When prompted, enter your 4-digit PIN

Blocking Recordings with Parental Control

You can keep others from watching a recording by using the Block feature. This feature is useful if children also use the DVR and you do not want them to watch certain recordings.

Note: For DVRs, to block a program that is scheduled to be recorded, block the program rating from the General Settings menu. The DVR records the program, but the recording can be watched only after entering your 4-digit Parental Blocking PIN

  • Press MY DVR to access the Recorded List
  • Press UP/DOWN to select the recording you want to block
  • Press SELECT to access teh Recorded Program Options screen
  • Press DOWN to select the "Block [title of program]" option
  • Press SELECT. The PIN Entry screen appears
  • Enter your 4-digit PIN. The PIN Entry screen disappears and the Lock icon appears next to the Info icon in the Information area of the Recorded List screen. The Lock icon indicates that the program is blocked.

To Watch Blocked Recordings on your DVR

SA Blocks

Use either of the two methods described here to watch a blocked program

  • Press MY DVR to access the Recorded List
  • Chose one of the following options
    • Press UP/DOWN to select the "Play [title of program]" option and then press SELECT. Enter your 4-digit PIN
    • Note: Entering your PIN in this screen allows viewing of all programs and recordings
    • Press UP/DOWN to select the "Unblock [title of program]" options and then press SELECT. Enter your 4-digit PIN
    • Note: Entering your PIN in this screen turns off blocking only for this recording

PIN Entry

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