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How do I use Parental Controls?

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You can restrict the viewing or purchasing of rated movies (based on the motion picture rating system), lock out specific channels, and limit the purchasing of DIRECTV CINEMA movies above a set price using the Parental Controls feature built into your DIRECTV Receiver. To set up Parental Controls on your receiver:

  • Press the Menu button on your remote control and select Edit Settings. Look for selections that indicate Ratings, Channel Blocks, Spending, or Hours
  • Follow the on-screen directions
  • Select "Lock Now" and you will be asked for a personal identification number (PIN)
  • After setting up, you will need to enter your PIN to access restricted programming

To learn more about Parental Controls, visit directv.com/parentalcontrols or see your owner's manual. If you don't have an owner's manual, you'll find copies of owner's manuals at directv.com/manuals.

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