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Windows Vista Security: Praxisorientierte Sicherheit für Profis by Marcus Nasarek

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Fine-Tuning the Settings for Windows Media Center
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Choices available include Burn CD/DVD as well as other programs. Then click or
select the Save button to save these settings in your profile.
Configuring Parental Controls
Selecting Tasks Settings General Parental Controls allows you to customize
how you view specific content within Windows Media Center. These settings work
similarly to adding access codes to your TV, cable, or satellite device. Once you have
selected the Parental Controls option, you must enter a new four-digit access code to
begin the process, and then confirm the access code to ensure that you did not
mistype it. Make sure you write down and memorize this code. After completing this
step, you are allowed access to the content menu shown in Figure 25-17.
The content menu allows you to control specific content related to TV ratings and
movie/DVD ratings, manage and reset the access code, and reset the default parental
controls. For example, select TV Ratings to turn on the TV blocking attributes based
on standard TV rating scales. You can select from the following choices: TV-MA,
TV-14, TV-PG, TV-G, TV-Y7, TV-Y, and None. Table 25-5 provides more informa-
tion concerning these settings.
Figure 25-17. Setting parental controls to restrict usage
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Chapter 25: Mastering Windows Media Center
Within the selection of each setting, you can use the Advanced Options button to
configure your system further. The available options are:
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Violence
Suggestive
Dialogue
Offensive Language
Sexual Content
This allows parents even greater flexibility in rating content specific to their chil-
dren’s needs or desires.
You can select the Movie/DVD Ratings option to control viewing of specific movie
and DVD content. By turning on movie blocking, you can control movies available
for viewing based on their ratings. Selections include NC-17, R, PG-13, PG, G, and
None. Table 25-6 summarizes these settings and their meanings.
After you have selected the settings you feel are appropriate for viewing on your sys-
tem, click or select the Save button to save your settings into your profile. Failure to
save the settings will leave the previous settings selected and saved to your profile.
Table 25-5. TV ratings
TV rating Description
TV-MA Mature audience only. This program selection is designed specifically to be viewed by adults and, therefore,
may be unsuitable for children under 17.
TV-14 Parents strongly cautioned. This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable
for children less than 14 years of age.
TV-PG Parental guidance suggested. This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger
children.
TV-G General audience. Most parents would find this program suitable for all ages.
TV-Y7 Directed to older children. This program selection is designed for children ages 7 and older.
TV-Y All children. This program selection is designed to be appropriate for all children.
None All rated programs will be blocked.
Table 25-6. Movie ratings
Movie rating Description
NC-17 Not intended for anyone 17 and under.
R Restricted. Children under 17 require an accompanying parent or adult guardian.
PG-13 Parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
PG Parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be appropriate for children.
G General audience. Appropriate for all ages.
None All rated movies will be blocked.

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