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Topic # 24123 15-Jul-2008 19:40
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I have deactivated all age restriction in the parental control settings on MySky 1 and it still asks for a PIN when a 18+ or over show is on (not PPV)

a software bug?





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  Reply # 148297 15-Jul-2008 21:09
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what time of day, if its before 8pm then thats normal, the Broadcasting Standards Authority inforced an act some years ago that any material rated 18+ had to be key locked before 8pm regardless of the menu setup. Simple really, not nice for the kids to see certain things at 10am even though you have allowed any material through.

So no not a biggie its the way it works.

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  Reply # 148307 15-Jul-2008 21:34
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cyril7: what time of day, if its before 8pm then thats normal, the Broadcasting Standards Authority inforced an act some years ago that any material rated 18+ had to be key locked before 8pm regardless of the menu setup. Simple really, not nice for the kids to see certain things at 10am even though you have allowed any material through.

So no not a biggie its the way it works.

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Its a royal pain the rear.
Many I time I have house sat for friends and not being about to watch a violent move, or some of the rubbish on E!, it is really anoying, and since when did it become skys jobs to become parents?
Should be up to the parents to put adequate controls in place.




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  Reply # 148407 16-Jul-2008 08:39
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mentalinc: Should be up to the parents to put adequate controls in place.


It's hard to watch your kids 100% of the time so a parental lock on Sky helps stop the littlies watching stuff they shouldn't.

Annoying I know for the rest of us, I always make a note when house sitting to ask what the code is.

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  Reply # 148484 16-Jul-2008 13:05
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bloody nanny state

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  Reply # 148498 16-Jul-2008 13:40
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you can watch pr0n on prime without a lock but you can watch a rated moved  what has sky come to

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  Reply # 148524 16-Jul-2008 15:22
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what happens if a person never had set a PIN ever, even when they first got the mysky1?

cyril7: what time of day, if its before 8pm then thats normal, the Broadcasting Standards Authority inforced an act some years ago that any material rated 18+ had to be key locked before 8pm regardless of the menu setup. Simple really, not nice for the kids to see certain things at 10am even though you have allowed any material through.

So no not a biggie its the way it works.

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  Reply # 148535 16-Jul-2008 15:54
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It used to be 0000 if you had not set it before.



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  Reply # 148564 16-Jul-2008 17:25
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clevedon: It used to be 0000 if you had not set it before.


Isn't it the last 4 digits of your Sky Account number?





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  Reply # 148573 16-Jul-2008 17:49
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All depends on what the tech set it too when installed, some just leave it as 0000, others use first 4 account no, etc, but they normally leave it written on the documentation when they leave, I dont know what Skys offical policy is, however if you ring Sky you can have it changed over air.

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  Reply # 148786 17-Jul-2008 10:57
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nate:
mentalinc: Should be up to the parents to put adequate controls in place.

It's hard to watch your kids 100% of the time so a parental lock on Sky helps stop the littlies watching stuff they shouldn't.

I agree that a parental lock on Sky helps stop the littlies watching stuff they shouldn't, but that's not the point.  I don't have kids, so I try to disable the parental lock.  I still can't watch 18+ material during the day without entering the code.  How annoying!  If I had kids I would set the parental lock and wouldn't have a problem with that.

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  Reply # 148802 17-Jul-2008 11:28
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Originally this feature did not exist, and there were no blocks, the broadcasting standards authority took sky to task, basically no broadcaster can broadcast R18 material before 8pm without some intervention, these are the rules, if you are not happy talk to your MP, dont bother Sky as they will point you in the same direction.

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  Reply # 148805 17-Jul-2008 11:36
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The mysky unit is funny about playing a recorded program,

If you record a R18 before 8.00pm, no matter what time you play it back at, you have to enter the pin.

If you record same program after 8.00pm, no matter what time you play it back at don't need pin. It can be 3.30pm in afternoon, and no pin required to play same movie etc.

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  Reply # 148858 17-Jul-2008 14:04
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And since its the same pin as used to order PPV, you cant give the pin to people to use when you dont trust them not to book the pr0n channels or something equally dumb.

I really hated that restriction when I had sky, also meant I couldnt tape loads of things on the daytime screening so the box was free for the evening screening to be on other channels.




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