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User Settings







Introduction To Users

Go To Settings/Users
Press MENU and highlight Settings. Then enter your password, highlight OK and press OK. There are two main sections of Settings: Preferences and Users. In this article, we will be going over Users.


User accounts allows you to have separate parental controls, purchase limits and themes for different family members.

Users Settings allows you to add a user account, edit an existing user account, change parental controls for a user account, or delete a user account.

NOTE: The master account in the first account listed and is shown in yellow rather than white. You cannot delete the master account and cannot change the login name for the master account.







Sign Out / Sign In

This function is typically used if there is more than one user account, usually when a parent adds a child as a new user. The parent's account (master account) controls the child's account (sub account).

Log In
First, you check the Require Log In box on the master account Settings/Preferences screen. This ensures that the additional users or sub accounts must log in to watch programs. When a new user signs in, parental controls and other set restrictions for that account will be imposed.

Go To Sign Out / Sign In



Press the MENU button on the remote. Scroll the menu bar to the Sign Out icon and click OK.

You will then be signed out of your account, and the Sign In screen will appear. Highlight the Name entry box and press OK. User the Up/Down arrows to select the name for the desired account. Then highlight the Password entry box and enter the password used for the desired account, highlight Sign In and press OK.






Parental Controls

Go To Parental Controls
To change the parental controls for an account, highlight that account and press OK. Then highlight Parental Controls and press OK.

Parental Controls

Parental Controls allows you to set ratings restrictions for each user.


Movie Rating
Movie Rating determines the highest rating for movies that will not be blocked.

To set Movie Rating, highlight the option box next to Movie Rating and press OK. Use the Arrow Keys to cycle through available ratings, then press OK.


TV Rating
TV Rating determines the highest rating for television that will not be blocked.

To set TV Rating, highlight the option box next to TV Rating and press OK. Use the Arrow Keys to cycle through available ratings, then press OK.


Unlock Timeout (Only Available on Master Account)
Unlock Timeout determines how long parental controls will remain disabled when turned off from the Main Menu.

To set Unlock Timeout, highlight the option box next to Unlock Timeout and press OK. Use the Arrow Keys to display from 30 min to 270 min in 30 minute increments, then press OK.

Block Unrated allows or blocks any program that does not have a rating and is only available on the Master Account. To turn Block Unrated on or off, highlight the check box and press OK.

Contend Rating determines the type of content that will be blocked:
S - Sexual Situations
V - Violence
L - Language
F - Fantasy Violence
D - Suggestive Dialogue


To block a particular type of content, highlight the check box to the left of that item and press OK.


Save or Discard Parental Control Preferences
Once you have changed any Parental Control Settings, highlight Submit and press OK.

To discard your changes, highlight Cancel and press OK.






Add A New User Account


To create a new user account, highlight the Add button and press OK.



Highlight New Login to enter the name for the new account and press OK. An on-screen keyboard appears.


Use the Arrow Keys to highlight a letter or number and press OK to add it to the login name.

Once you have entered the desired name, highlight Done and press OK to return to the Create New User Screen.


Highlight New Password to enter the password for the new account. Use the number pad on your remote to enter the password.
Highlight Confirm Password to re-enter the password for the new account. Use the number pad on your remote to re-enter the password exactly.



For service provider only.
Highlight Allowance $ to enter a limit to the amount of Video on Demand/Rentals that can be purchased per month for the new account. Use the number pad on your remote to enter a whole dollar amount (e.g. 200 to limit the account to $200.00)

Highlight the Enable Caller ID to check box and press OK to enable or disable Caller ID alerts to appear on screen for this user account.
NOTE: Must be subscribed to Caller ID feature in order to have this service.

Highlight Enter PIN to enter the master account's PIN as a further way of verifying the mast account holder is creating this account. Use the number pad on your remote to enter the PIN.

Now highlight Continue and press OK to go to the next Add User Account screen.



The second Add User Account screen allows you to create parental controls specific to this user.

There parental control settings are identical to the settings shown earlier in this article under How To Go To And Edit Users Parental Controls with the exception that there is no Unlock Timeout or Block Unrated setting.
Once you have entered the settings for the new account, highlight Submit and press OK.






Edit A User Account



To edit a user account, highlight the user account and press OK, then highlight the Edit button and press OK.

NOTE: The master account is the first account listed and is shown in yellow rather than white.


Using the number pad, enter the current password for this account.


Now highlight New Password to change the password. Use the number pad on your remote to enter a numeric password.



Highlight Confirm Password to re-enter the password. Use the number pad on your remote to exactly re-enter the password.



Highlight PIN and enter the account's existing PIN.



Highlight New PIN and enter a new PIN for this account.



Highlight Confirm PIN to re-enter the new PIN.


Highlight the Enable PIN check box and press OK to enable or disable the need to use a PIN.

Once you have made all changes to this account, highlight Submit and press OK.