Locking channels using Prism Parental Controls

To view a locked channel, you need to enter your parental control PIN. A locked channel will still appear in the GUIDE screen unlike hidden channels.

Locking a Channel

  1. Press the MENU key to bring up the main menu.
  2. Use the RIGHT ARROW key to select SETTINGS.
  3. Select GENERAL.
  4. Press OK.
  5. Use the RIGHT ARROW to select PARENTAL CONTROLS.
  6. Press OK.
  7. If you already have a PIN, enter it using the NUMBER keys. The Parental Locking settings screen will appear.
  8. If you do not have a pin, use the NUMBER keys to enter a PIN.
  9. Enter the PIN a second time and press OK. The Parental Locking settings screen will appear.
  10. Use the ARROW keys to select CHANGE (next to CHANNELS.)
  11. Press OK. You will see a list of your channels with boxes next to them.
    • An empty box indicates that channel is not locked.
    • A closed lock in the box indicates that channel is locked.
  12. Use the UP and DOWN ARROW keys to select a channel you want to lock.
  13. Press OK. The lock will close.
  14. Press OK again if you want to unlock the channel. The lock will disappear.

To see a list of which channels are locked, use the ARROW KEYS to select VIEW LOCKED ONLY. Press OK.

Unlocking Channels

  1. To unlock all channels, use the ARROW keys to select UNLOCK ALL.
  2. Press OK.

Saving Changes

When you are finished locking channels, use the ARROW keys to select SAVE. Press OK.

If you are finished setting Parental Controls, use the ARROW KEYS to select LOCK. Press OK.

Press EXIT TO TV to return to watching live TV full screen.

For more information on using your Parental Controls, watch the Help On Demand videos on creating your PIN, locking shows by rating and locking On Demand rentals.