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Parental Controls

Using Locks:

How to Set Locks: A Two Step Process

1. Create the locks that you want.
2. Lock the receiver.
*When the receiver is locked. Anyone who wants to access locked items must enter the password.

When You Have Locked The Receiver

If you try to access a locked item or open the Locks menu, the receiver displays a message prompting you to enter the password.
The receiver allows you three tries to enter the correct password. If you fail to enter the correct password, the receiver does not allow more tries for several minutes.
If you enter the correct password, you can access the locked items or open the Locks menu.
If you exit a locked item or close the Locks menu, you must enter the password to access the item.

Locking & Unlocking the Receiver

1. Press the MENU button to display the Main Menu.
2. Select the Locks option to display the Locks menu.
3. Select the Lock System or Unlock System option. The receiver displays a message prompting you to enter a password to lock the system.
4. Enter and verify a password, using the NUMBER PAD buttons. The receiver displays stars (*) as you enter the digits of the password. When you enter the fourth digit of the password, the receiver highlights the OK option.
5. Memorize your password. From now on, you must enter this password to lock or unlock the receiver.
6. Select the OK option. Confirm the password by re-entering it. All the locks you have set are now in effect.

Creating or Changing Rating (Content) Code Locks

You can lock programs by rating. These locks apply to Pay-Per-View and DISH On Demand programs (when available, as well).

1. Press the MENU button.
2. Select the Locks option.
3. If the receiver is locked, enter the password using the number pad buttons. The receiver displays stars (*) as you enter the digits of the password. When you enter the fourth digit of the password, the receiver highlights the OK option. Press the SELECT button.
4. Select the Ratings Locks option.
5. Highlight the lowest rating that you want to block. Press the SELECT button to lock the highlighted rating.
6. Select the expanded rating codes, if you want to also lock these ratings.
7. To unlock a rating code, highlight the code and press SELECT.
8. Select the Done option to save the changes.
9. If the receiver is not locked, you must lock it to put the locks you just created into effect by selecting Lock System.

NOTE: All rating that is more restrictive than the selected ratings are also selected. So if you select for example PG-13 than all programs with R, NC-17, and NR/AO will be selected as well.

Creating or Changing Channel Locks

You can lock any channel, including Pay-Per-View channels.

1. Press the MENU button.
2. Select the Locks option.
3. If the receiver is locked, enter the password using the number pas buttons. The receiver displays stars (*) as you enter the digits of the password. When you enter the fourth digit of the password, the receiver highlights the OK option. Press the SELECT button.
4. Select the Channel Locks option.
5. Highlight the channel that you want to lock. If necessary, press the UP or DOWN ARROW button to see the channel. You can also enter each channel number using the NUMBER PAD buttons.
6. Press the SELECT button to lock or unlock the highlighted channel. If the check box next to the channel has a checkmark, the channel is locked.
7. Select the Done option to save the changes.
8. If the receiver is not already locked, you must lock it to put the locks you just created into effect.

Locking and Unlocking the Receiver Front Panel (TV1 Only)

This keeps anyone from using the front panel buttons, but it does not lock the remote control buttons. This option is only available on TV1 menus.

TIP: Remote Control 1 is used to control TV1 menus on the nearby TV. Remote Control 2 is used to control TV2 menus on the remote TV (s).

1. Press the MENU button.
2. Select the Locks option.
3. If the receiver is locked, enter the password using the NUMBER PAD buttons. The receiver displays stars (*) as you enter the digits of the password. As soon as you enter the fourth digit of the password, the receiver highlights the OK option. Press the SELECT button.
4. Select the Front Panel Lock option to lock or unlock the front panel.
5. Select Yes option.
6. To activate the front panel lock, you must lock the receiver.

Locking and Unlocking Pay-Per-View Channels and DISH On Demand:

This locks all Pay-Per-View channels and DISH On Demand (when available). You also can lock one or more Pay-Per-View channels by using channel locks or rating locks.
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Select the Locks option.
3. If the receiver is locked, enter the password using the NUMBER PAD buttons. The receiver displays stars (*) as you enter the digits of the password. As soon as you enter the fourth digit of the password, the receiver highlights the OK option. Press the SELECT button.
4. Select the Lock PPV or Unlock PPV option.
5. If the receiver is not locked, you must lock it to put the lock you just created into effect.

Hiding and Showing Adult Channels

When you hide adult channels, you keep the Program Guide, Themes Lists, and the Browse Banner from displaying adult channels. It also keeps anyone from choosing such channels by using the UP or DOWN ARROW buttons or the remote control NUMBER PAD buttons.

1. Press the MENU button.
2. Select the Locks option.
3. If the receiver is locked, enter the password using the NUMBER PAD buttons. The receiver displays stars (*) as you enter the digits of the password. As soon as you enter the fourth digit of the password, the receiver highlights the OK option. Press the SELECT button.
4. Select the Hide Adult or Show Adult option.

Changing the Receiver Password

1. Press the MENU button.
2. Select the Locks option.
3. If the receiver is locked, enter the password using the NUMBER PAD buttons. As soon as you enter the fourth digit of the password, the receiver highlights the OK button.
4. Press the SELECT button.
5. Select the Change Password option.
6. Enter the current password using the number pad buttons. As soon as you enter the fourth digit of the password, the receiver highlights the OK option.
7. Press the SELECT button.