Parental controls on Optik TV

How to create a control PIN plus program blocking options

Parental controls allow you to block programs by channel, rating and content.

  • Parental controls must be set up on each of your digital boxes with your PIN.
  • You’ll also need this PIN to modify your settings, view blocked content or change your PIN.

Create a Parental Control PIN

  1. Press menu on your remote control
  2. Select Settings
  3. Select Parental Controls
  4. Create a 4-digit PIN using the number pad on your remote control
  5. Confirm the 4-digit PIN by re-entering it

Block or unblock programs by channel or content rating

  1. Press menu on your remote control
  2. Select Settings
  3. Select Parental Controls
  4. Enter your 4-digit parental control PIN with the number pad on your remote control
  5. Use the arrows to highlight Change next to the blocking option you want to use and press OK
    Note: Refer to the section below to choose your preferred blocking option(s)
    Important: You must lock the adult programs option to block adult rated content
  6. Use the arrows to make your selection and press OK
  7. Navigate to Save and press OK

Watch a blocked program

You can access blocked programs temporarily with your Parental Control PIN:

  1. Navigate to the blocked program and press OK
  2. Enter your parental control PIN in the text box
  3. Use the arrows (^/v) to select one of the following options and press OK:
    • Don't unlock
    • Unlock this program: The program will be automatically locked again after 2 hours
    • Unlock all TV for 2 hours: All blocked programs on this TV will be unlocked for 2 hours (this option is not available if there is blocked adult content)

Note: If rental locking is enabled for an On Demand or PPV program, you must first enter your rental locking PIN to access the program. You will then need to enter your parental control PIN to watch the blocked program.

Blocking options

Channels: Allows you to block selected channels.

Movie ratings: Allows you to block programs rated G, PG, 14A, 18A, R or A. When you choose to block by rating, all programs with higher ratings will also be blocked. To block Adult Movies you must set the adult program to locked.

Canadian TV classification: Allows you to block programs rated E, C, C8+, G, PG, 14+ or 18+. When you choose to block by rating, all programs with higher ratings will also be blocked. To block Adult TV programs you must set the adult programs option to locked.

Unrated content: Allows you to block programs that are not rated, e.g. educational programs and movies released before 1960s.

Adult programs: Allows you to block programs rated A or AO. When you choose to block adult programs, the program title and information will be blocked from appearing in the guide. Other blocking options will not hide the adult titles or program information unless this setting is set to locked.

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