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    PIN Numbers

    This is a discussion on PIN Numbers within the Sky+ forums, part of the Sky & Sky+ TV category; I have had SKY+ for a few months, I have recorded a number of films but when I try to ...

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      PIN Numbers

      I have had SKY+ for a few months, I have recorded a number of films but when I try to play them I get asked for a PIN number. On the SKY+ handbook it says that the PIN is usually the last 4 digits of your viewing card, I have tried this twice but it does not accept the PIN number, it the tells me I have one more attempt to enter the correct PIN. What should I do.


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      Re: PIN Numbers

      Welcome gantryboy.

      Do you have parental lock activated with a new PIN number?
      Sky now show movies they categorise as for after 8pm
      viewing during the day.
      But you must insert your PIN - even on recordings.
      That is my hunch, but if you use the incorrect PIN 3 times
      you will need to contact Sky to reset it - so be careful.

      As well as some films being considered unsuitable,
      some parents do not want paid for services and games
      used.
      So they use parental lock to stop children accessing them.


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      Last edited by murdock; 10-07-07 at 01:12 PM. Reason: new para

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      Re: PIN Numbers

      When I try to get into parental lock it asks for my PIN number, so I am back to square one.

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      Re: PIN Numbers

      As I recall, the first time you use parental lock
      it IS the last 4 numbers of your viewing card.
      But, you can then change it to your own number.

      Have you, or the account holder, changed the
      PIN number at any time?
      If this has been done by you or someone else
      you must know the number or the Account Holder
      must get it reset by Sky.
      Last edited by murdock; 10-07-07 at 02:15 PM. Reason: clarity

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      Re: PIN Numbers

      Doe's anyone know why my Sky box ask for a pin number for certain films during the daytime even though all parental controls are turned off?

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      Re: PIN Numbers

      Quote Originally Posted by Koala5 View Post
      Doe's anyone know why my Sky box ask for a pin number for certain films during the daytime even though all parental controls are turned off?

      I read somewhere that the new Sky movie set up is in response
      to customer feedback.
      (This may or may not be Sky Spin.)

      One of the requests “from customers” was to see more films that in the
      past could only be viewed after the watershed -on Sky that’s after 8pm.
      The complaint was that in daylight hours, adults at home were forced
      to watch only family and children’s movies.

      Recently this all changed. But in order to stop children viewing these
      “after 8pm movies” Sky introduced the pin number.
      This even applies to movies recorded by Sky+.
      I have always used a PIN to stop unauthorised use of games and
      movie downloads, so it makes some sense to me.

      If you do not have parental controls activated it makes little sense.
      Unless the new system forces you to activate parental controls.

     

     

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