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Limiting channels viewable to a small list for elderly?

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Limiting channels viewable to a small list for elderly?

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I need to limit the viewable channels on one settop to a specific list (not all subscribed), and not just using a favorite list.  Eldery people trying to use a settop with hundreds of channels end up totally lost.  They also don't know how to use a favorite list, and if they did know, they'd forget, or decades-long ingrained habits would override it.  He doesn't know how to use the guide, after having FiOS for 12 years.

 

I can't go and delete every channel (subscribed or not) in order to limit the viewable channels; it would take forever.

 

Is there some trick I'm missing?  Thanks

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Like previous poster said you have to setup favorites. It's very easy

Settings/System/Favorite Channels/Favorites 1/Addor Remove Channels then hit OK on the only the channels you want. 

 

If he doesn't use the guide after setting up the favorites then go

Settings/System/Favorite Channels/Flip by Favorites/Favorites 1

After that when if you hit the channel button you will only flip to the channels in your favorite list. Even if you accidentally type in a channel by accident next time you hit channel button it will go to the first favorite channel. 

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That's the purpose of favorites.

Create a list. And then make it default guide.

Yes, they can still enter random channels, but it should generally meet what you are looking for.


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Like previous poster said you have to setup favorites. It's very easy

Settings/System/Favorite Channels/Favorites 1/Addor Remove Channels then hit OK on the only the channels you want. 

 

If he doesn't use the guide after setting up the favorites then go

Settings/System/Favorite Channels/Flip by Favorites/Favorites 1

After that when if you hit the channel button you will only flip to the channels in your favorite list. Even if you accidentally type in a channel by accident next time you hit channel button it will go to the first favorite channel. 

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