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Youngviewers
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Registered: ‎11-18-2011

Comcast and their dirty channels!

Comcast channel line up is now explicit! Browse your channel line up. Ocean County NJ. Channels 500/549 advertise adult channels with explicit details of show. Is this illegal? I would think if Playboy is an adult channel then the details of their show should be under parental control. With comcast your child can read details of all adult channels. Comcast has made no effort to correct this discusting problem.

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Youngviewers
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Re: Comcast and their dirty channels!

 Hypocrite Comcast! These are a few of your forum rules. Yet comcast advertises adult channels detailed. No parental control choice. I took my sons digital box away. I suggest others do the same. Unless you want your children to read triple X?

Shame on You COMCAST!

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robob50
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Re: Comcast and their dirty channels!

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I see what you're talking about here. I had to re-read the channel description 12 times to make sure I didn't miss anyrhing. :smileyhappy: Seriously though I do think descriptions like these should be under parental control. I wouldn't want my kids reading it.

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rog286713
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Re: Comcast and their dirty channels!

you can indeed block channels from being shown in the guide.  Here is the link on how to do it.  Hope this works out for you. 

 

http://www.comcast.com/MediaLibrary/1/1/Customers/Customer_Support/Digital_Cable_with_OD/Digital_Cab...

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Youngviewers
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Re: Comcast and their dirty channels!

Ha Ha:smileycool: 

Adults be adults. My kids should not have to scroll through those channels to get to the science channel. I spoke with at least 3 customer reps. The channel line up has no parental control. Horrible for little 14 year old boys to see this profanity! I am sure my son got very upset when he was scrolling. 

SHAME ON COMCAST!

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Youngviewers
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Re: Comcast and their dirty channels!

Your link is incorrect. I tried that already. The channel can be blocked with parental control. BUT the PROBLEM with this lineup, The channel lineup CANNOT be blocked. Try it yourself!

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rog286713
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Re: Comcast and their dirty channels!

I am sorry but you are just not doing it correctly.  And it can be blocked.  Here is how to do it. 

 

You can go in and set it so  the guide will only say adult programing for the adult channels rather than giving the names of the programs and a description of what the shows are about. Go to menu to setup to parental control ,put a pin in  brings up screen that says movie rating locks tv rating locks go to hide titles push select hide titles comes up you can hide titles of adult and tv ma or hide titles of adult programs hit select it puts a check and then those channels in the guide wont show anything on the guide but adult programing.

 

I just did it and it does indeed work. 

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BPreston
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Registered: ‎11-11-2011

Re: Comcast and their dirty channels!

It does work. I've had "hide adult titles" set in my parental controls for years. Now when I scroll through and hit those channels, all I see is "Adult Programming."

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Youngviewers
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Registered: ‎11-18-2011

Re: Comcast and their dirty channels!

I am in total shock right now! You are correct. I changed it. You are the first to have an answer to this question. I spoke with 3 customer service reps on phone, I spoke to VOoorhes online, I spoke to Maurice in corporate, AND I returned all of my digital boxes on Monday. The worker in our local office did not have the solution as to how to block the lineup either. So that is a total of 7 comcast employees that could not help me resolve this problem since Nov 1. Wow

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Youngviewers
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Re: Comcast and their dirty channels! Preston

I have also had comcast for 15 years. I never had to block adult channels before. Before Nov 1 2011 channels in the 800's did not exist in my hometown. My kids enjoy science channels & history channels. These channels are not available to my children anymore as comcast wants 10.00 a box for digital in my home.  This is another beef, I have with comcast. How dare they change the linup and post explicit without warning parents!

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Youngviewers
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Re: Comcast and their dirty channels!

Thank you RO. Wish I would have gotten an answer before today.

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Re: Comcast and their dirty channels! Preston

So you believe they have an obligation to tell all of their customers they offer adult programming?  I thought that was pretty standard among cable companies...makes them a lot of money!

 

Just block the adult shows problem solved...:-)  I can think of a lot worse things to worry about than adult descriptions on a channel line up.

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Queen-Evie
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Re: Comcast and their dirty channels! Preston

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Flapalms239 wrote:

 

 Just block the adult shows problem solved...:-)  I can think of a lot worse things to worry about than adult descriptions on a channel line up.


While I don't worry about them a lot of commercials and ads can be almost as bad as some of the adult shows.

 

While we can try to shield our kids from the adult channels at home we cannot shield them from what they see and hear when they are "out in the world". Kids today know more than you think they do and if they don't learn it at home they are exposed to it elsewhere.

 

A 14 year old probably knows what you are trying to keep him/her away from.



 


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Re: Comcast and their dirty channels! Preston

Agreed Evie :-)  Glad I don't have kids yet LOL

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Youngviewers
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Re: Comcast and their dirty channels! re; queen

I sure as heck hope you are not another clueless comcast employee. Playboy is behind the counters in brown paper bags. If my son wants it, he will get access. So is comcast ok with the " dirty channel" descriptions for all to see? Comcast cares is a JOKE!

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Youngviewers
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Re: Comcast and their dirty channels! re; queen

For the record Queen. Rog was helpful with resolving this issue. Are you a forum stalker or an overpaid, under educated employee of comcast?  If your 15 year old has 5 babies, that is your problem. I have 2 adults and one minor. I Thank God, my kids are not living off the government shooting out babies for all to pay for.

Enjoy your porn Queen. To each his own. Just do not ask me to pay for your diapers!

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Re: Comcast and their dirty channels! re; queen

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If the user name is not in red, then a person is not an employee.

 

Where did I say I enjoy that stuff? (I don't)  I only said I don't worry about the almost X rated commercials. I don't care for them but I don't worry about them. Do YOU change the channel or stand in front of the tv when those kinds of commercials are shown so your child won't be exposed to them?

 

It would be quite a feat for a 15 year old to have 5 babies. Of course my daughter and her Navy husband were both 22 when their daughter was born. (the Navy husband was deployed at the time and was not there when the baby was born). Actually you DID pay for the baby's diapers. YOUR taxes went towards the Navy dudes paycheck. So thank you for your contribution to that. They were living "off the government" though because Uncle was paying the Navy dude. It wasn't a great paycheck but it was better than nothing so thank you for that contribution also.

 

Now I have to ask, are you living in a cave or under a rock? You must be if you don't know what it is like for kids today and what they are exposed to when you are not around.

 

*note to self* DNFTT



 


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Re: Comcast and their dirty channels! re; queen

Queen:

 

While we can try to shield our kids from the adult channels at home we cannot shield them from what they see and hear when they are "out in the world". Kids today know more than you think they do and if they don't learn it at home they are exposed to it elsewhere.

 

A 14 year old probably knows what you are trying to keep him/her away from.

 

I am not comcast forum experienced. I do not agree with your statements above. I assumed you are paid to moderate as you have 8 thousand posts. Guess I am wrong.

 

If you want to expose your kids to porn. That is your choice. I prefer to let my kid find his own way.

Congrats to your daughter. You must be proud. I would be also. Bet if your grandchild is surfing comcast lineup when he or she is 5 years old, You may not appreciate the " Kinky virgin spread " description read by this little one. That is your choice. I prefer to leave that garbage to the lonely adults to enjoy.

 

Have a great weekend!

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Queen-Evie
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Re: Comcast and their dirty channels! re; queen

My children were not exposed to that stuff when they were at home. As adults they have no interest in it.

 

As for my 4 year old grand-daughter she cannot read yet so we don't have to worry about what the descriptions say.  As for later that bridge will have to be crossed when we get to it.



 


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Jackal9600
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Re: Comcast and their dirty channels! Preston

Pornography should be in a separate genre of programming that customers can add to or delete from their programming, not just rolled right in with the cooking shows.  Explicit titles should not automatically show up in the menu.  And anyone not concerned about "adult descriptions on a channel line up" is not a parent or is a parent who needs to show some responsibility.

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Jackal9600
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Re: Deleting offensive descriptions from blocked X channels.

I don't see why adult programming is part of regular programming to begin with.  It should be a separate package for those interested to buy.  While it's helpful to block the titles, I'd prefer not to see even "adult programming" on the menu.  

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MissyLaneous
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Re: Comcast and their dirty channels! Preston

Channel blocking does indeed work; however, there seems to be a 'cap' on the number of channels and/or titled that can be blocked. 

 

For those complaining about 'dirty channels' ... America is still a free country.  I vehemently do NOT approve of 'porn'.  I don't go out of my way looking for it either.  Parents:  exercise the Parental Controls on your cable box.   Also monitor what your children are watching.  If you're that upset about programming ... drop cable/satellite and go back to antenna TV.

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