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Old 04-11-2017, 19:49   #1
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Any way to stop Sky Movies asking for a PIN?

Is there any way to stop the Sky movie channels from asking for a PIN all the time during the day?

This makes it awkward to channel surf; I don't recall this happening when I was with Sky (many years ago).
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Old 04-11-2017, 19:50   #2
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Re: Any way to stop Sky Movies asking for a PIN?

Nope. It's an OFCOM requirement. If it wasn't there you'd get 'daytime friendly' films i.e. Made for TV rubbish that Sky use to show before the PIN came along.

There was actually a consultation about it being possible for other channels to do it too - but the feedback was negative:

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultatio...in-protections
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Re: Any way to stop Sky Movies asking for a PIN?

That was one of the reasons our return to VM for TV ended yesterday after only 6 days. Sky Q doesn't seem to ask for a PIN anywhere as often as the V6 did.

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Re: Any way to stop Sky Movies asking for a PIN?

It's ridiculous that a PIN is required, how many adults live together and have to go through this rubbish to watch a movie or whatever.
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Old 05-11-2017, 00:13   #5
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Re: Any way to stop Sky Movies asking for a PIN?

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It's ridiculous that a PIN is required, how many adults live together and have to go through this rubbish to watch a movie or whatever.
Not really mate sky, bt and vm are just covering their backs the pin allows rated 15 movies to be shown before the watershed, if they didn't have the pin they would only be allowed to show rated u and pg movies in the day.
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Old 05-11-2017, 00:44   #6
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Re: Any way to stop Sky Movies asking for a PIN?

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Is there any way to stop the Sky movie channels from asking for a PIN all the time during the day?

This makes it awkward to channel surf; I don't recall this happening when I was with Sky (many years ago).
Yes, it is a nuisance, Richard, but it seems to be the only way that we can get to see adult material during the day. Without this, Sky would be forced to show family friendly films throughout the day.

I was a little surprised that you still channel surf, given the incredible use you make of your V6. This is not the best way of discovering programmes you like, because you end up only watching a small part of your selected programme due to the fact that it has been broadcasting prior to your finding that programme.

Far better to select the programmes you want to watch beforehand. Given that your hard drive is so full, why are you channel hopping anyway?
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Old 05-11-2017, 02:43   #7
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Re: Any way to stop Sky Movies asking for a PIN?

I could have sworn that the TiVo and/or the V+ allowed you to choose whether to make it ask for a PIN or not, but this is the first time that I've ever had Movies with VM.

Thanks for clarifying that nothing can be done and that it's not something I've missed
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Re: Any way to stop Sky Movies asking for a PIN?

That was only for recordings I am sure, it is on Sky Q anyway. Only broadcasts ask me for a PIN. Once recorded it doesn't ask.

All movies if they are above a PG will ask for a PIN during the day.

I find it annoying as there are 3 people in my house and all above 18 so wish there was a way to turn it off.
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Re: Any way to stop Sky Movies asking for a PIN?

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I could have sworn that the TiVo and/or the V+ allowed you to choose whether to make it ask for a PIN or not, but this is the first time that I've ever had Movies with VM.
The option to turn the PIN request off is just for recordings.

The Sky Movies channels generally have PIN access during the day, except for the Sky Family & Sky Disney channels, which should have family friendly content.
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Old 12-11-2017, 16:53   #10
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Re: Any way to stop Sky Movies asking for a PIN?

Can you make it stop asking for a PIN for recordings on the V6?
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Re: Any way to stop Sky Movies asking for a PIN?

It's in Parental Controls.
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Re: Any way to stop Sky Movies asking for a PIN?

That doesn't apply to Sky Cinema channels.
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Re: Any way to stop Sky Movies asking for a PIN?

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It's ridiculous that a PIN is required, how many adults live together and have to go through this rubbish to watch a movie or whatever.
It's the nanny state mentality we have had for years. The authorities don't trust parents to contol their kids viewing habits so we all have to put up with the inconvenience as a result.
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Re: Any way to stop Sky Movies asking for a PIN?

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That was one of the reasons our return to VM for TV ended yesterday after only 6 days. Sky Q doesn't seem to ask for a PIN anywhere as often as the V6 did.

Cheers

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Haha you quit virgin media as you had to type in a pin which requires about 3 seconds? Lots of reasons to quit but that isnít one of them...
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Re: Any way to stop Sky Movies asking for a PIN?

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It's the nanny state mentality we have had for years. The authorities don't trust parents to contol their kids viewing habits so we all have to put up with the inconvenience as a result.
The troube is most kids will know the pin, so its as useful as a chocolate fireguard
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