What is causing Parental Violation warnings on my entertainment?
February 3, 2012 4:35 PM   Subscribe

Tried to play Avatar (PG 13) for the child via the DVD player and a sign came up saying Parental Violation. Three times. Tried a PG movie. No problem Tried an R movie. No problem. Never programmed for parental controls at any time. It's an old GE model, FWIW. Saves me from seeing Avatar, but I'm real curious what's going on here and fear for the future.
posted by IndigoJones to Technology (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
There's probably a default password for parental controls. It would be in the manuals but might be available on line. See if that will get you unstuck.
posted by Obscure Reference at 4:49 PM on February 3, 2012

My PS2 does this sometimes too, always randomly. Can't help you with why but you're definitely not alone!
posted by good day merlock at 5:10 PM on February 3, 2012

If you post a model number, maybe there's a firmware fix available.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 6:14 PM on February 3, 2012

Try 1111 or 1234 for the default password... I'm having vague memories of going through this ourselves.
posted by Sweetie Darling at 5:27 AM on February 4, 2012

Response by poster: All good answers, and glad to hear I'm not alone. ( Actually, no, sorry to hear that I'm not alone, it makes for more human misery, which I am pretty much against.)

Then too, the library has a second copy of Avatar on its shelves (oh the shame of it) so, I'll try that as well. Many thanks to all.
posted by IndigoJones at 8:11 AM on February 4, 2012

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