must be met to enable the V Chip/see
21 to 23):
Secret No. is registered.
The 'V Chip (DTV Only)" will only be selectabie when
a new lating system can be downloaded via digital
in the U.S.
V Chip/V Chip (DTVOnly} settings have been made
"Status" is set to "On"
 New Secret
You can set and change the secret number by using 0-9.
input Secret No,: When you change the secret number.
enter the old 4 digit secret number here The cursor
moves to "New Secret No.".
New Secret No,: When you set the new seclet number,
enter the new 4 digit secret number here The culsor
moves to "Reconfirm".
Enter the same 4 digit number you set in
"New Secret No."
V CHIP is an electronic
device built into your
TV. This tool gives parents
a great degree
by their children.
to select programs
suitable tot child
does so automatically
once you activate the V CHIP
in your TV. "V Chip" and "Status"
will not be
from the menu
if you do not first configure
The U.S. has two rating systems for viewing content: TV
Parental Guidelines and movie ratings.
The TV Parental Guidelines wo/k in conjunction with the
V CHIP to help parents screen out inapp/opriate television
shows flom their children.
Movie ratings ale used for original movies rated by the
Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) as watched
on cable TV and not edited for television. The \/CHIP
also be set to block MPAA rated movies
The setting automatically enters "Block" for any ratings
below your selection.
if Status is not set to "On". the configuration settings will
You can clear your secret
Yes: Your secret number is cleared
No: Your secret number is not cleared
As a p_cautionary
measu_, make a note of your sec_t
number and keep it in a familiar place
If the secret number is clealed, the Status setting
automatically sets to "Of/". "V-Chip" and "Status" will not be
selectable t/om the menu.
Used to enable or disable the parental control
will not be selectable
from the menu
you do not first configure
On: Enables Palental CTRL
Off: Disables Parental CTRL
to adjust the item to your
the item is blocked.
G: General audiences All ages admitted
PG: Parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be
suitable for children.
PG-13: Parents strongly cautioned
Some material may be
inappropriate for child/en under 13.
R: Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying
adult guardian (age varies in some jurisdictions)
NC-17: No one 17 and under admitted.
X: X is an older rating that is unified with NC 17 but may be
encoded in the data of older movies.
• Voluntaly movie rating system only uses an age based