07-23-2012 06:18 PM
I have a Cisco RNG200N DVR, and was hoping to find a security feature in the guide software somewhere. I didn't find it on my own. What I am looking for is the ability to hide titles in the guide (usually adult-oriented titles), and to hide my DVR recordings. I have young children coming to visit soon, and I don't want to see them exposed to this kind of stuff when they are playing with the DVR/remote. I know I can use the parental control features to make them not watchable, but that doesn't hide the titles. When I had the SA8300, I just used a universal remote that made getting into the DVR list difficult, if not impossible (still couldn't hide the titles in the guide, though). After reading various things on the web, that doesn't appear to be an option for the RNG200N (proprietary IR codes).
Is there any way to do what I want to do, either through the guide or via external means (not including keeping the TV off)? Is there a way to hide channels altogether (thus making them not show up in the guide)? That would be a nice feature to have anyway, for all kinds of reasons.
07-23-2012 06:57 PM
If you have the Comcast blue guide, this is a rather easy change you can do yourself .
On the remote control press the menu button twice, then choose Parental Control, enter in your 4-digit PIN number if you have one or create one now.
Then choose Hide Titles. From here you can choose to either "Hide titles of Adult & TV-MA Programs" or "Hide titles of Adult Programs".
The titles of these programs then do not appear in the guide listing.
There is no way to hide titles from your dvr page.
07-23-2012 11:16 PM
Thanks. I tried that, and it changes all the titles to "Adult Programming", which is an improvement. It does not hide the channels. That would have been nicer. Still looking for something for my DVR listings, to hide or temporarily disable them.
07-28-2012 12:26 AM
I figured out a way to make this happen, if anyone else wants a similar capability. It was an external solution, as expected. I am using my existing Logitech Harmony 880 remote, which can download the Cisco RNG200N's IR commands (from its internet database, when hooked up through the software on a PC via a USB cable). With the PC software, I can configure and map all the buttons, including removing buttons. So I removed my Menu and DVR buttons. Most of the other desired functions are somewhere on the remote. When my guests leave, I can put those button functions back into the remote, or just use the original remote I got from Comast. Wasn't too tough to set up.
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