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How do I set Parental Controls?

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DIRECTV makes it easy for you to limit or block any programming you consider inappropriate for your children. Our powerful Parental Controls feature, available with every DIRECTV receiver, lets you restrict unsupervised TV viewing based on rating, block specific channels, limit viewing times, and set spending limits for DIRECTV CINEMA™ movies or live Pay Per View events. Just follow these quick steps to set up Parental Controls:

If you have an HD receiver or an HD DVR:

  • Press INFO on your remote control
  • Select MORE INFO
  • Select PARENTAL INFO
 
 

If you have an SD receiver or a DVR:

  • Press MENU on your remote control
  • Select PARENTAL, FAV’S & SETUP
  • Select PARENTAL CONTROLS
  • Select EDIT SETTINGS

If you select LOCK NOW, you will be asked for a personal identification number (PIN) If you want to watch a restricted channel or program, just enter your PIN when requested. For more information on your receiver's Parental Controls feature, see your owner's manual.

 
   

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