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Parental Locking

Note:

Parental Locking settings will only be effective on the TV you set them up on. You must set Parental Locking settings on each TV if you have more than one set top box.

How to access the parental lock settings screen

To open the Parental Locking Settings screen:

  1. Press MENU.
  2. Press the down arrow button to highlight Settings on the vertical menu bar.
  3. Highlight Parental Controls, and press OK.
  4. Highlight Parental Locking, and press OK.
  5. Use the numeric keypad to enter a four-digit PIN.
    • A default PIN (1234) has been pre-set by Bell MTS to prevent access to adult content.

    Note:

    If you made an error, press Delete to erase the previously typed digit.

    • If a PIN has already been set, enter your previously set PIN. The "Parental Lock Settings" screen appears.
  6. Using the Parental Lock Settings screen, you can:
    • Lock specific channels.
    • Lock TV and movie ratings.
    • Lock unrated movies and TV programs.
    • Lock by time and day.
    • Change a PIN.

Changing your PIN
  1. Open the Parental Locking Settings screen as described in How to Access the Parental Lock Settings Screen.
  2. Use the arrow buttons to highlight Change PIN, and press OK.
  3. Use the numeric keypad to enter a four-digit PIN, and then enter the PIN again to confirm it. Anyone who wants to change parental locking settings must specify the new PIN.
  4. If you have finished setting up your new PIN, highlight Lock, and press OK.
Locking adult content

Your TV service is set up to block the title, description and poster art for programs and movies that are rated "A" for adult content. This means your Parental Locks are set at 'A' by default and that the adult programs adult locking is enabled.

If you want to continue to block adult content, including titles, descriptions and poster art for adult programs and movies, your Parental Locks must be set at 'A' and you must have the adult programs adult locking enabled. You will not be able to access A-rated programming unless you enter your PIN, or you disable this setting all together.

To unlock a specific adult rated program:

  1. Enter your PIN using your remote control.

After entering your PIN, you will be able to view the adult programming for 30 minutes. If the 30 minutes elapses and you are still watching the adult programming, it will continue to play and will lock at the end of the show or when you tune away from the program.

To disable Locking Adult Content:

  1. Press MENU.
  2. Press the down arrow button to highlight Settings.
  3. Press the down arrow button to highlight Parental Controls, and press OK.
  4. Highlight Parental Locking and press OK.
  5. Enter your PIN.
  6. Highlight Change under the Adult Programs heading, and press OK.
  7. Press OK and a lock icon will disappear beside Lock Adult Program.
  8. Highlight Save, and press OK.
Locking rentals
  1. Press MENU.
  2. Press the down arrow button to highlight Settings.
  3. Highlight Parental Controls, and press OK.
  4. Highlight Rental Locking, and press OK.
  5. Please enter the default PIN or the PIN that has been previously selected.
    • A default PIN has been preset by MTS to prevent unauthorized renting of movies.
  6. Press the right arrow button to highlight Rental Locking, and press OK. A lock icon appears next to Rental Locking.
  7. To unlock rentals, press OK again to clear the lock icon.
  8. To save your settings, highlight Save, and press OK.
    • You can also select Don't Save to exit from this screen without saving the changed setting.
Locking specific channels

Viewers can be required to enter a PIN to view specific channels. Locked channels still appear in the Guide, unless removed. Viewers will need to enter a PIN in order to watch the locked channel.

  1. Open the Parental Locking Settings screen as described in How to Access the Parental Lock Settings screen.
  2. Press the down arrow button to highlight Channels, and press OK. The "Lock Channel Settings" screen appears, showing a list of all channels (both locked and unlocked channels).
    • If a channel is unlocked, no lock icon is shown.
    • If a channel is already locked, a lock icon is shown.
  3. Press the right arrow button to move to the channel listing.
  4. Use the up and down arrow buttons or CH/PG to highlight the channel that you want to lock or unlock, and press OK to change the lock setting:
    • To unlock all channels, highlight Unlock All, and press OK.
    • To view only the locked channels, highlight View Locked Only, and press OK.
    • To restore the full list of locked and unlocked channels, highlight View All Channels, and press OK.
  5. To save your changes, highlight Save, and press OK. You can also select Don't Save to exit from this screen without saving your changes.
  6. If you have finished setting up parental locking, highlight Lock, and press OK.
Locking TV and movie ratings

Viewers can be required to enter a PIN to view movies and TV programs with a specified rating.

  1. Open the Parental Locking Settings screen as described in How to Access the Parental Lock Settings screen.
  2. Use the arrow buttons to highlight TV Parental Guidelines or Movie Ratings.
    • A lock icon appears next to the lowest locked rating and all the ratings above that rating. Viewers cannot view programs with that rating or any higher rating without entering the correct PIN.
  3. Use the up and down arrow buttons to highlight the lowest rating you want to lock and press OK until a lock icon appears next to that rating and all ratings above it.
  4. To unlock all ratings, highlight Unlock All, press OK to make all the lock icons disappear.
  5. To save your changes, highlight Save, and press OK. You can also select Don't Save to exit from this screen without saving your changes.
  6. If you have finished setting up parental locking, highlight Lock, and press OK.

Tip:

You may have to press the exit button on your remote control, and then enter your PIN to unlock a locked program.

Locking unrated movies and TV programs

Viewers can be required to enter a PIN to view videos and other programs that are not rated.

  1. Open the Parental Locking Settings screen as described in How to Access the Parental Lock Settings screen.
  2. Use the arrow buttons to highlight the Change option for unrated content.
  3. Press OK. The Lock Unrated Programming option, and press OK until a lock icon appears.
  4. Press the right arrow button to highlight the Lock Unrated Programming option, and press OK until a lock icon appears.

    Note:

    To unlock unrated programming, press OK until no lock icon is shown.

  5. To save your changes, highlight Save, and press OK.
    • You can also select Don't Save to exit from this screen without saving the changed setting.
  6. If you have finished setting up parental locking, highlight Lock, and press OK.
Watching a locked program

You can unlock a currently playing program by specifying the correct PIN.

  1. From the Locked Program screen that appears, press OK.
  2. Enter your four-digit PIN using the numeric keypad.
  3. Highlight Unlock, and press OK.
    • To remain on the locked program screen without unlocking the program, highlight Don't Unlock, and press OK.

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