Parental Locks

Parental Locks allow you to limit the programming that can be watched on your receiver. This enables you to ensure that the programming being watched is appropriate for your family.You can access this feature by navigating to the Menu on your DISH receiver and then entering the "Locks" menu.

Note: If you have a dual tuner, you must set up Parental Locks on both TV1 and TV2 to fully protect your system.

Types of Parental Locks

RatingsRatings Locks allow you to prevent programming from being viewed based on the ratings given to them by either the MPAA or the TV Guidelines Monitoring board.

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ChannelsChannel Locks allow you to prevent specific channels from being viewed.
PPVPPV Locks allow you to lock all PPV and VOD content from being viewed.

Other Lock Functions

Front Panel LockThe Front Panel Lock option prevents the buttons on the front panel of your recevier from controlling your receiver.
Hide LockedThe Hide Locked option removes all locked channels, except for PPV and VOD channels, from your program guide.
Hide AdultThe Hide Adult option removes all adult channels from your program guide.
Change PasswordThis option allows you to change the password that you already have setup for your Parental Locks.

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