To access Parental Controls, you need to first create a PIN code. This private code ensures that only you can adjust the channels you designate as off limits for your kids. To create a PIN:
a. Press Settings twice on your remote to launch the General Settings screen.
b. Scroll through the list until Block: PIN is highlighted. Then press OK/Select.
c. Scroll through the next list until CHANGE is highlighted and press OK/Select. Follow the prompts to finish.
Here’s how to block specific channels:
1. Press Settings twice on your remote to launch the General Settings screen.
2. Scroll through the list until Block: Channels is highlighted, and press OK/Select. Follow the prompts – you’ll be asked to enter your PIN.
3. Scroll and select the channel(s) you want to block and press OK/Select. Once completed, press Exit.
4. Press Settings once to launch the Quick Settings screen, scroll down to “Turn ON Parental Control” and press OK/Select.
5. Enter your PIN when promted. Now all your selected channels are blocked.
How to block channels by rating:
- Press Settings twice on your remote control.
- Scroll down the list to Block: Rating. Press OK/Select.
- When prompted, enter your PIN.
- Highlight the rating you wish to block. Press OK/Select.
Channel Ratings: G | PG | 14A | 18A | R
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