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Old 05-21-2008, 12:15 AM   #1
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Hello fella's, I have a Samsung LNT5265F 52" tv. Its an awesome tv except i really need to figure out how to setup a password for the TV so the kids wont turn it on. I tired hiding the remote and they found it.. Then i started taking my power supply with me everyday, that sucks too.

So is their a password i can setup for my TV so nobody can turn on the tv without entering the correct password first? I want the kids to stay away from my TV as they have plenty of their own.

Or ideas or other equipment i need? Thanks ahead of times fella's.
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I don't think any TVs have any way to password protect the on/off function.

Check your manual, you may be able to simply put all channels on parental lock, so even if they can turn it on, none of the channels will be accessible; if so, they might be able to turn it on, but would not be able to see any content.
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Good thinking Scottnot!

I think that is the only solution. Setting the parental control to require a password even with the rated "G" programs (and every rating higher than that automatically) will require a password for pretty much everything, and is likely the only way to do what the original poster wants.

Kudos for thinking of this as a fix.
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yeah i thought of that before but would you have to unlock every channel then? That would get more annoying i think.
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How about punishing these kids for disobeying? Take their game system or whatever.
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How about punishing these kids for disobeying? Take their game system or whatever.
Best way to do it IMHO.
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.......and then whip 'em with a strap.
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doesn't your signal provider have a password option? DISH does, no clue if DIRECTV or cable does.

I remember when I was a kid, my parents told me what I could & could not use when they were at work. One ass burn worked for me and my sis. I guess punishment is a thing of the past these days.
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doesn't your signal provider have a password option? DISH does, no clue if DIRECTV or cable does.

I remember when I was a kid, my parents told me what I could & could not use when they were at work. One ass burn worked for me and my sis. I guess punishment is a thing of the past these days.

Its not my kid or else i would, its my little annoying brother.
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It should work for your little brother too; when I was a kid I knew better than to touch anything that belonged to my siblings that they wanted left alone (my older brother would have beat my ass, my sister would have told the parents who would have beat my ass). Some things were fair game but certain things you just knew better than to mess with.

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yeah i thought of that before but would you have to unlock every channel then? That would get more annoying i think.
You could disable this whenever you were using it and just enable this when you are done. That way you would only have to enter the password to disable it and then again when you enabled it again.

I also agree with others that unless you have parents that do not punish your younger sibling, they should be able to help. Being the youngest of 5 kids, I know if I touched something expensive that my brothers owned and they forbid me from using it, I would get a beating from them. Times seem to have changed as others have commented.

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