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    Take off PIN code?

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      Take off PIN code?

      Is there a way to remove the PIN code on the Sky+box? We don't need to have any restrictions in our house so don't want to have to input the code each time it is asked for.


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      Re: Take off PIN code?

      Quote Originally Posted by Claremac View Post
      Is there a way to remove the PIN code on the Sky+box? We don't need to have any restrictions in our house so don't want to have to input the code each time it is asked for.
      Select Parental from the services Menu (you will be required to enter your PIN) and de-select all restrictions. Press the green button to save settings. Previously it wasn't possible to de-select PIN on Pre-Watershed Playback but with the latest software a setting for this is available in the "Other" tab.

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      Re: Take off PIN code?

      Hi,
      I'm new and was looking for a similar answer as I have a very old PACE box and was thinking about upgrading however have been reluctant to do so because of this issue. Your answer suggests that it cannot be removed until recent software changes?

      I find it very frustrating to have to keep entering it after navigating through the Sky Guide which is the most common occurrence.

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      Re: Take off PIN code?

      Welcome to the forum Vanguard_1.
      If your Pace box is Sky+ HD then check the model number in the system details page.
      If R009.066.84.00P then remove PIN restrictions as per my earlier post.
      Unfortunately none HD boxes no longer receive software updates so removing all PIN restrictions is not possible.
      If this is the situation, have you considered upgrading to a newer box?

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      Re: Take off PIN code?

      My PACE box was installed in 2001 (ish), model no. 1.3.39 and I think HD was quite a way off at that time so when I say basic it is VERY basic.

      As mentioned I am considering upgrading to a HD box (basic) and do not need al the anytime and frills stuff, but need to be able to DISABLE this PIN code requirement every time I navigate away from the program I am watching. It sounds as thou tis is now possible?

      Thanks

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      Re: Take off PIN code?

      Quote Originally Posted by Vanguard_1 View Post
      My PACE box was installed in 2001 (ish), model no. 1.3.39 and I think HD was quite a way off at that time so when I say basic it is VERY basic.

      It sounds as thou tis is now possible?
      It is.
      Give Sky a call. You may be able to negotiate a good deal.
      If not Sky+ HD boxes are available at reasonable prices from online auction sites and many 2nd hand shops though don't buy a Thomson box as these will not have the latest firmware and are no longer supported.

     

     

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