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Turning Off Parental Control for a DVR Cable Box

Last Updated: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 > Related Articles

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Summary

Temporarily or permanently turn off the Parental Control so you can watch the programs.

Solution

There are three ways to turn off Parental Control:

  1. Unblock a single program or channel temporarily, so you can watch it.
  2. Unblock all content temporarily, so you can view all programs.
  3. Permanently unblock all content.

These steps are for a cable box providing DVR service, not a standard- or HD-only cable box. 

Unblock a single program or recording

 

  1. Tune to a blocked program, or select a recording made from a blocked channel or rating.  
  2. A message displays, indicating the content is blocked.
  3. Press SELECT to temporarily disable Parental Control.
  4. Enter your 4-digit Parental Control PIN.
  5. A message displays, asking if you want to unlock only the current channel (which has the program) or only the selected recording. 
  6. Press the A button to unlock the single channel or recording.

Result: The single channel or recording is unlocked for the duration of the one program only.

 

Unblock all content

 

From Quick Settings

  1. Press the SETTINGS button.
  2. Highlight the Activate Parental Control option.
  3. Use the arrow button to move the dot to the No column. 
  4. Enter your 4-digit Parental Control PIN.
  5. Press the A button, then the Exit button.

Result: All channels, programs, and times are unlocked. When you turn off the set-top box and then turn it back on, Parental Control will be automatically re-activated and the PIN will be required to view blocked content.

 

From General Settings

  1. Press the SETTINGS button, then the A button.
  2. Scroll to the Parental Control category and press SELECT.
  3. Scroll to the Locking Status preference and press SELECT.
  4. Highlight the Off (Auto Relock) option.
  5. Press SELECT.
  6. Enter your four-digit Parental Control PIN.
  7. Press the A button, then the EXIT button.

 

Result: Parental Control is now disabled and all channels, programs, titles, and times are unlocked. When you turn the cable box off and back on, Parental Control will be automatically re-activated and the PIN will be required to view blocked content. 

 

Permanently unblock all content

 

Using the Off setting

  1. Press the SETTINGS button, then the A button.
  2. Scroll to the Parental Control category and press SELECT.
  3. Scroll to the Locking Status preference and press SELECT.
  4. Highlight the Off (Relock Manually) option.
  5. Press SELECT.
  6. Enter your four-digit Parental Control PIN.
  7. Press the A button, then the EXIT button.

 

Result: Parental Control is now disabled and all channels, programs, titles, and times are unlocked. When you turn the cable box off and back on, Parental Control will remain disabled until you turn Parental Control back on.


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