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====How do I set up Parental Control on my DM Box?====
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//E1 Enigma 1 or E1 menus. [[E2Lock Click here]] for the E2 Parental Control setup//

==Why and what is this function?==
- //Why?// To stop family members viewing certain channels / menus on your DM box.
- //What?// Parental Control is just that, it controls or locks channels with a password to stop family members viewing inappropriate content and so on. You might want to stop your five (5) year old from watching the sexy channel so you would block the sexy channel with a PIN code only you know.

//Any other uses for this feature?// Yes to stop your husband, wife, kids, friends etc from going to your menu options and mucking up the setting on your DM box i.e deleting bouquets, channels, recordings etc. But more on these options below.

Important thing to remember here:

**1.** When you first select this option the menu looks like this one displayed below.

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**2.** However if Parental Lock has been enabled in the past it looks like this;

{{image alt="PLi" title="PLi" url="/images/wiki/000847_pl3.png"}}


====Howto set up Parental Lock on your DM box from scratch====
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**1.** Select Parental Lock from the setting menu.

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**2.** Press the OK button over the first option on this screen being //Parental lock//, making it enabled. Now enter into the screen shown below a four (4) digit code i.e. //1234// and then do it again //1234// (see the reenter option below?)

{{image alt="PLi" title="PLi" url="/images/wiki/000847_pl1.png"}}

**3.** Now confirm the code you just entered is OK by saving it and pressing the GREEN button.

{{image alt="PLi" title="PLi" url="/images/wiki/000847_pl2.png"}}

**4.** Once you have saved this PIN code this menu will be shown to you, and also shown every time you enter this screen unless you disable Parental lock.

{{image alt="PLi" title="PLi" url="/images/wiki/000847_pl3.png"}}

The options on this screen are as follows:

1) **Parental Lock:** As shown above
1) **change Pin:** As it suggests - change your PIN code anytime you want to
1) **Setup lock:** Lock the setup menu and all the menus under it. A great feature to stop others from mucking up the settings on your DM box
1) **Pin timeout:** Determines how long the entered PIN is valid (0 is the default - forever)
1) **Max Pin errors:** as it reads - 3 is great if you have had a wine or two
1) **Pin block timeout:** as it reads. If you make too many mistakes, how long before you can try again.
1) **Hide Locked services:** Simply hides all the locked channels - great for the kids set top box

==OK so we have entered a Pin code what does it do and what do we need to do now?==
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So go back to your TV screen and bring up the [[E1RemoteAll channel list]] in the normal manner. In this example we will be using the channel called //F-MEN// (as I do not want my five(5) year old daughter to see it).

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**1.** Highlight the channel name and press the **MENU** button. Now as you have enabled the //parental lock// option above every time you press MENU you have to enter a PIN code (our example above was the code 1234) So enter your code

{{image alt="PLi" title="PLi" url="/images/wiki/000847_plpin.png"}}

**2** You will now note the services menu here if different from normal.

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**3** Now select the **lock** option to lock the channel we selected called F-MEN and press the //OK// button.

{{image alt="PLi" title="PLi" url="/images/wiki/000847_plpin2.png"}}

Now if look closely you will see a little padlock next to the channel named F-MEN, this means Parental Lock is active on this channel. To **disable** this feature, do the last 3 steps again only this time select Disable over the channel named F-MEN.

**TIP:** A great feature to lock all the menus on your DM
====Forgotten your PIN code?====
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Once you log into your DM box in telnet do this command;

root@dm500 # **cat /var/tuxbox/config/enigma/config|grep -i "pins"**


Convert the last 4 digits in this highlighted line from hex to decimal in this case '0000' hex = '0000' decimal so the pin code is 0000

If you want to disable the pin code all together:


set the enableparentallock value to all zeroes.

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