How do I Set Parental Locks?

Parental locks prevent certain stations from appearing on your television.


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Digital Converters ( DCT5100, DCT2000, DCT1000)
  1. Press MENU on your RCN remote control to get to the MAIN MENU of the TV Guide interactive on your TV screen.
  2. From the MAIN MENU page, select "PARENTS".
  3. A small window will pop up and prompt you for a passcode. Enter in your passcode (if you do not know what your passcode is, call a Customer Service Representative at 1-800-RING-RCN).
  4. The PARENTAL CONTROL screen will now show. You can set your locks by Program Title, TV Rating, Movie Rating, or even a specific channel. This page also has an area that you can make sure that Adult Programming titles in the on-screen lineup will just show as ADULT PROGRAMMING, and not the specific title. Another feature here is Master Locks. If set to YES, you can bypass your locks without having to set them again later. You can also restore all locks from this function.
Analog Converters (CFT2200):
  1. On the main menu, select "Control Program Viewing".
  2. Select "Set Parental Control".
  3. You can set you Parental Locks by Channel, Rating, or Time.
  4. To activate, go to the MAIN MENU again and select "Activate Parental Control", then press [EXIT] on your remote.
Analog Converters (CFT2000):
  1. Press MENU on the top of the converter. The on-screen menu will show.
  2. Press "7 CONTROL PANEL" on the main menu.
  3. Select "4 Set Passwords" on the Control Panel.
  4. Select "1 Parental Control".
  5. You will be prompted for your current passcode.
Analog Converters (SA8610x):
  1. From the Main Menu, highlight and select PARENTAL CONTROL using the arrow keys and SELECT key on the remote control or buttons #2 and #3 on the 8600X.
  2. The Parental Control Page shows the following options: Watch Locked Channels (Use this option to watch of programming that is currently locked- You must have your passcode to do this-- if you do not know what your passcode is, call a Customer Service Representative at 1-800-RING-RCN).
  3. Change Locked Channel List (Use this option to change the list of programming that is currently locked- You must have your passcode to do this-- if you do not know what your passcode is, call a Customer Service Representative at 1-800-RING-RCN).
Analog Converters (SA8600):
  1. From the Main Menu, select PARENTAL CONTROL.
  2. The Parental Control Page shows the following options: Select "CHANGE PARENTALLY CONTROLLED CHANNELS".
  3. Enter your 4 digit passcode to access (if you do not know what your passcode is, call a Customer Service Representative at 1-800-RING-RCN).
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
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