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Turning On Parental Control for a Standard or HD Cable Box

Last Updated: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 > Related Articles

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Learn to set parental controls of your cable box.


Learn to turn on parental controls for your SD or HD cable box.

There are three steps you must perform when setting up Parental Control: 

  1. Select locks. 
  2. Turn on the locks.
  3. Create a PIN that allows only you to turn off the locks.

Turn on blocks: When you turn on Parental Control, you are turning on, or activating the blocks you've selected, such as Blocked Channels, Blocked Ratings, Blocking Time Periods, and Hiding Adult Titles. Turning on Parental Control without selecting blocks will have no effect. 


Parental Control PIN: The first time you attempt to turn on Parental Control, you will see the PIN Entry popup box. Follow the prompts to create a 4-digit PIN. The PIN is required to turn on, turn off, or change Parental Controls.

To turn on Parental Control


You can turn on Parental Control from either the Quick Settings or General Settings menu. 


  • From Quick Settings:
    1. Scroll the select Activate Parental Control.
    2. Use the arrow button to put the white dot into the Yes column.
    3. Enter or create your 4-digit PIN
    4. Press the A button, then the EXIT button.
  • From General Settings:
    1. Press the A button.
    2. Scroll to select Parental Control.
    3. Press the right arrow, and then highlight Enable.
    4. Press SELECT
    5. Create or enter your 4-digit PIN.
    6. Press the A button, then the EXIT button.  

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