Originally Posted by chaswms
In anticipation of a visiting child , I've also tried this six ways to Sunday. Some titles are blocked, some aren't. Some programs aren't marked as Adult - they seem to have no rating, and in any case, OD titles don't seem to block. "Horny rod hungry MILFs" indeed!
Also, I've seen a lot of suggestions for Diagnostic channels, but I don't seem to have any of those. The only oddball channels I've seen in the Setup Favorites menu are "Employee" and "Employee On Demand". How would a diagnostic channel even work anyway, since I'm interested in details about my current channel?
A suggestion: Could we collectively buy enough TWC shares to oust Glenn Britt?
With a young child visiting,
I could see why this is important to get this resolved. I want to check my own website for some reference on channel blocking, than ask some questions:
This is the generic help that I find in searching TWC's website:
For Navigator On-Screen Guide
To Setup Locks and Parental Controls:
- In Settings, use the Right Arrow key on your remote to highlight Parental Control
- Highlight the blocking parameter you want and press Select on your remote
- Press the C button on your remote control to save your settings
- Use the Up Arrow key on your remote to highlight Turn On, then press the Select key on your remote followed by your four digit code to activate Parental Control
- You will see a lock icon on channels that are locked.
Here is more information about Parental Control. It's TWC's PDF file converted to HTML:
What I found in there is that Block by Title does NOT restrict viewing, it only is supposed to show Title Blocked based on the rating parameters you select.
So if for example you go to Settings and Parental Control (Turn On) You enter your personal pin #. Default is OOOO and select "Rating Block" and you block "NC-17" ratings and "Adult" ratings. Than, you have the dot next to those ratings and save your changes. Now go to "Channel Block", and block all your Adult porn channels and save your changes. Also in the channel block, block your Adult VOD channels and save those changes. Turn on "Title Block" and save those changes. Now turn on your Parental Controls to activate if they aren't already turned on.
You have to have Title Block turned on for the "Title Blocked" message to take effect. BUT you also have to have rating blocks on to restrict viewing of the adult titles with first entering the pin# that you don't want the kids to know. In the above example after all is done:
Adult Titles should show the message "Title Blocked."
Adult titles and channels can't be viewed without a Pin#
Those On-Demand Adult channels also should not be viewable without a pin #.
Can you provide a couple of screen-shots showing examples of how your blocks aren't working? (No, not the porn itself! hahahaha!) I mean the Parental Control Set-Up stuff. I would like to see in the Menus what is not getting blocked when you set up your parameters for blocking.