DTA Parental Controls

Parental controls help you make sure your family has access to only those channels you want them to watch.

SDDTA

Lock a channel
  1. Press and hold ENTER on your remote for five seconds.
  2. Highlight “Parent Control” using VOL+ or VOL- and press ENTER.
  3. Scroll using VOL+ or VOL- to select the channel you would like to place a lock on and press ENTER.
  4. Enter a 4-digit PIN of your choosing.

Repeat the steps above for any additional channels you would like locked.

Unlock a locked channel
When tuning to a locked channel you will be prompted to enter your PIN in order to watch it. You will need to repeat this each time a locked channel is selected for viewing.

HDDTA

PIN set up
  • Press MENU on your remote to access Settings.
  • Highlight "Set PIN" and press SELECT.
  • Enter a 4-digit PIN, then enter the same PIN again for confirmation.

Once PIN has been set, you can access to the following block options:

  • TV Rating Limit: Block programs rated TV-Y through TV-MA.
    • Access the block option labeled 'TV Ratings'
    • Select the ratings you do not wish to view. All subsequent ratings are locked as well.
    • To clear all locks, when in this portion of the MENU, simply press '0' on your remote.
  • Movie Rating Limit: Block programs rated G through Adult.
    • Access the block option labeled 'Movie Rating'
    • Select the movie rating you do not wish to view. All subsequent ratings are locked as well.
    • To clear all locks, when in this portion of the MENU, simply press ‘0' on your remote
  • Channel Locks: Lock individual channels.
    • Access the block option labeled 'Channels'
    • Simply highlight the channel that you would like to block on the right and press ‘OK/Enter' on your remote
    • To clear all locks, when in this portion of the MENU, simply press ‘0' on your remote.
  • Hide Titles: Stop adult titles from displaying on screen.
    • Access the block option labeled ‘Hide Titles'
    • Highlight and select your option. You may choose to hide Adult and TV-MA titles or Adult titles only.
    • To turn this block off, simply select the option ‘Off'

Temporarily unlock a locked channel or program
Tune to the program or channel you have locked and enter your PIN when prompted. You will need to repeat this each time a locked channel is selected for viewing. Return to the MENU to unlock the channel permanently or clear all locks.