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    Parental Control PIN

    This is a discussion on Parental Control PIN within the Sky On Demand forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Just started using On Demand but there is a Parental Control PIN that has to be typed in each time, ...

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      Parental Control PIN

      Just started using On Demand but there is a Parental Control PIN that has to be typed in each time, as the youngest in the house is 23 can this Parental Control PIN be disabled ? any advice appreciated


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      Re: Parental Control PIN

      It should only be required for programmes which on a free to air channel could only be broadcast after the nine o'clock watershed. The PIN should not be required after 2100.

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      Re: Parental Control PIN

      Thank you seawright so we have to type the PIN in every time up till 9pm.

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      Re: Parental Control PIN

      I haven't found any way round it, at least not with a standard Sky remote though I have read where on certain universal remote controls users have assigned pin entry to an unused button. Still I am always open to suggestions.

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      Re: Parental Control PIN

      OK thank you seawright

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      Re: Parental Control PIN

      Whilst you can set the STB so that you don't need the PIN, sadly BBFC requires it to work on various encrypted channels. worse still, it seems that a lot of content which you can download off the On Demand section is also subjected to the PIN control.

      As for the watershed of 9pm, some items have a 10pm time.

      Despite complaining, Sky can't remove this.

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      Re: Parental Control PIN

      Thank you for the info Scubbie, its not a big thing and I can understand why it may be considered needed by SKY, myself I use the broadband mostly the Wife watches the TV and my daughter is on SKY Talk most of the time (boy friends) , within our package the broadband is only 8 a month and you cant beat that Im very happy with SKY so a few seconds to put in a PIN is not a problem

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      Re: Parental Control PIN

      The best solution is to change your PIN to 1111. It takes a moment to enter and could be done blind folded.

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