01-28-2019 09:27 AM
I'm not saying Verizon should force anything on thier subscribers. I'm not saying they should remove any programming. I'm saying they should provide the tools so subscribers can make the choices that are right for them.
Verizon has not provided the tools.
(Ironicly, the TV rating system was created so parents had the tools to parent their children.)
01-28-2019 11:29 AM
I can understand that turning off and on Parental Controls is annoying but I find the easiest thing to do is select Hide Adult Info in the Advanced Settings.
Once that is done it will show Blocked Title in the Guide. Unfortunately it also blocks TV-MA. It’s very easy to turn on and off by hitting Options on the remote and OK on Parental Controls from there use can toggle on and off.
Off of course requires the pin and you can select Turn off permanently or for 4 hours.
01-28-2019 12:37 PM
I appreciated the suggestions, but turning something on and off on a regular basis and continuously tracking whether or not it is on or off, is not really what users are asking for here.
They have the software programming in the cable box to block watching shows on a specific channel. They have the programming to block the text describing specific kinds of programs. Adding software programming to block the text on a specific channel would be an easy addition, that would satisfy a valid and long standing request.
The capabilities are absolutely available, this should not be technically difficult. I am trying to prevent my kids (or anyone in my house including me!) from seeing OBSCENE and very graphic, very descriptive titles. There are very few channels (3?4?) that offer this content. I should be able to opt-out if them entirely or turn off the titles without affecting or having to constantly turn on and off the content I want. It’s inane!
02-01-2020 07:51 AM
Unfortunately it comes down to cost.
I don't believe any provider offers that type of filtering.
Plus what happens when the content providers start to change their descriptions to skip the words people would most commonly filter on (like spam emails did when word filtering started up).
That's why ratings are done on content not descriptions.
02-02-2020 07:53 PM
Agreed. Filtering for words and themes in language would be hard. But that's why I previously posted a very simple solution that would be a simple modification of existing features that already exist in the cable box.
The cable box can block watching shows on a specific channel. The cable box can block showing titles and descriptions based on rating. Adding a feature to block the titles and descriptions on a specific channel would be an easy addition.
02-03-2020 08:26 PM
To drive home the point. The forum rules do not allow me to cut and paste the explicit and sexual language from the Verizon online channel guide into the forum.
However, this same language is allowed in the cable box without the proper tools to block it. I'd like to be able to live by the same rules in my home that this forum has.
02-03-2020 09:05 PM
They now have an X category! In parental controls (advanced settings) you can block channels entirely (although one channel still appeared) and block titles rated X. It worked!