Parental Controls allow you to block programs by channel, rating, or time of day. Before any block can be set, a PIN must be enabled to prevent unauthorized changes.

To set the PIN, use these steps:

  1. Press the SETTINGS button twice on the Ritter remote control.
  2. Press the up or down arrow on the remote to highlight the Parental Control option.
  3. Press the SELECT button on the Ritter remote control.
  4. Enter a 4-digit PIN number to enable Parental Controls. Make sure to write down the 4-digit PIN in a safe place so you can remember what it is.
  5. Re-enter the 4-digit PIN to confirm that it was entered correctly.

After setting the 4-digit PIN, simply choose the criteria:

  • Block by Rating
  • Block by Channel
  • Block by Time Period

If you forget your PIN number, the account holder must contact us to reset it.

How to Turn Off Parental Controls

  1. Tune to a blocked channel.
  2. Enter your 4-digit PIN. All blocked programs can now be viewed.

How to Turn Parental Controls Back On

  1. Simply change the channel. This resets the box to its previous state.

Understanding TV Ratings

TVY: All Children

This program is designed to be appropriate for all children. Whether animated or live-action, the themes and elements in this program are specifically designed for a very young audience, including children from ages 2 to 6.

TVY7: Directed to Older Children

This program is designed for children ages 7 and above. It may be more appropriate for children who have acquired the developmental skills needed to distinguish between make-believe and reality. Themes and elements in this program may include mild fantasy violence or comedic violence, or may frighten children under the age of 7.

TVY7FV: Directed to Older Children-Fantasy Violence

This rating applies to those programs where fantasy violence may be more intense or more combative than other programs in this category.

TVG: General Audience

Most parents would find this program suitable for all ages. Although this rating does not signify a program designed specifically for children, most parents may let younger children watch this program unattended. It contains little or no violence, no strong language and little or no sexual dialogue or situations.

TVPG: Parental Guidance Suggested

This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children. Many parents may want to watch it with their younger children. The theme itself may call for parental guidance and/or the program contains one or more of the following: moderate violence (V), some sexual situations (S), infrequent coarse language (L) or some suggestive dialogue (D).

TV14: Parents Strongly Cautioned

This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age. Parents are strongly urged to exercise greater care in monitoring this program and are cautioned against letting children under the age of 14 watch unattended.This program contains one or more of the following: intense violence (V), intense sexual situations (S), strong coarse language (L) or intensely suggestive dialogue (D).

TVMA: Mature Audience Only

This program is specifiically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17. This program contains one or more of the following: graphic violence (V), explicit sexual activity (S) or crude indecent language (L).