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The New TVGuardians are here!

TVGuardian has now been released in both HD (HDMI) and Standard versions. Learn more about this exciting product.

The New TVGuardian HD
  • For HDTV from satellite, cable and IPTV (U-verse and FiOS)
  • up to 1080p Resolution: depending on cable/satellite
  • Connections: HDMI A/V Input/Output Toslink Digital Audio In/Out
  • HD cable or satellite box req'd
  • Remote Control
Note: Blu-Ray does not contain the data TVG needs to filter the foul language. Does not work with over-the-air HDTV.

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The New TVGuardian SD
  • For standard TV from satellite, cable and IPTV (U-verse and FiOS), antenna with DTV converter box.
  • up to 480i Resolution: depending on cable/satellite
  • Connections Composite A/V Input/Output (red/white/yellow)
  • VCR, cable, satellite, or converter box req'd
  • Remote Control
Note: Works with DVD's that have closed-captions. Does not work with DVDs using SDH instead of closed-captions.

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TVGuardian RCA DVD Player


This TVGuardian DVD Player allows you to watch any DVD without the Foul Language!

ENERGY STAR® qualified – *This model consumes less than one watt in standby mode and meets the standards of the ENERGY STAR Program for energy efficiency
TV Guardian® iActivate - Activate to protect your family from foul language
Progressive Scan – *Eliminates scan lines on a video image and produces a cleaner, sharper picture than the standard interlaced process
Component Video Output – *YPrPb component video output provides video connection between the DVD player and advanced TV systems
Simultaneous Digital PhotoView™ mp3 Playback – *Enables playback of JPEG files from a CD-R/RW disc in a rotating slide show format with mp3 music playback during the slide show
Multi-Format Playback – *DVD, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW, JPEG, mp3, WMA®, CD, VCD, SVCD
There is a small one time activation fee to access the TVGuardian feature of this player. Your cost is only $9.95 after $20.00 rebate (rebate certificate included with shipment, just fill out and send back to receive rebate). Get TVGuardian Now with our Risk Free Money Back Guarantee!


 

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TVGuardian 201 Package Filters bad language from 1 device. Includes:

  • TVG Model 201 (dual input device)
  • Same Day Processing!
  • Phone/Web Support
  • 1 YEAR Warranty



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TVGuardian 201 Pack

          
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TVGuardian 301 Package


Filters bad language from 1 device. Includes:
  • TVG Model 301 (single input device)
  • Same Day Processing!
  • Phone/Web Support
  • 1 YEAR Warranty



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TVGuardian 301 Pack

          
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TVGuardian SILVER Package


Filters bad language from 1 device. Includes:
  • TVG Model 101 (single input device)
  • Same Day Processing!
  • Phone/Web Support
  • 1 YEAR Warranty


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TVGuardian PLATINUM Package


Filters bad language from FOUR separate devices. Includes:
  • TVG Model 101
  • Same Day Processing!
  • Phone/Web Support
  • 4 port AV Explorer Switch
  • Extra set RCA AV cables
  • 1 YEAR Warranty


This Package allows you to connect up to 4 separate devices to your TVGuardian, allowing them to all be filtered!

  


TVGuardian Platinum Pack

         
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TVGuardian® Model 301

• Small black box
• One input: RCA type jacks, S-Video, and Digital Coaxial Audio
• One output: RCA type, S-Video, and Digital Audio
• Four Menu options: Kids, Parents, Family and Other
• Four Filter Settings: Strict, Moderate, Tolerant, and Off
• Three wordsets that may be turned on or off within each filter setting: Religious, He ll Da mn, and Se xual References
• Three CC choices: On Always, On Mute, and Off
• On Screen Menu Display
• Optional User Lock for better parental support
• Colorful front panel buttons

Includes 1 set RCA type cables, 1 power converter, user manual and warranty card.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


How it Works

TVGuardian® uses patented technology from Principle Solutions, Inc. to decode and monitor the hidden closed-caption text which is made available for the hearing impaired. Each word is checked against a dictionary of more than 150 offensive words and phrases. When a foul word or phrase is detected, TVG® automatically mutes the offensive language. You can even set TVG® to show you the silenced phrase in text form, but without the offensive words. Simply set the CC Mode to On Mute or On Always and phrases like “move your @#$” will be muted and “move your tail” will be displayed. You don’t miss a thing.

TVGuardian® has an average accuracy of 95% on qualified programs. Curse Words Blocked by TVG Technology

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: How is TVGuardian® different from the V-Chip?
The V-Chip is an automated on/off switch. It is based on a ratings system that is broadcast with the television signal. If a program's rating exceeds the allowed rating set by the parents, the V-Chip blocks the entire program. Since the V-Chip is based on the broadcast ratings system, it does not work on movies played on a VCR or DVD. TVGuardian® fills a void left by the V-Chip. Most parents who do not want their children to watch a certain program will simply not allow it. Other programs, however, may be suitable for children, except for the language. TVGuardian® solves this problem. And since it reads the CC signal, it will work on most movies played on your own DVD player or VCR.

Q: Why does TVGuardian® mute the phrase instead of just the offensive word?
TVGuardian® mutes the entire offensive phrase instead of just the word and displays the modified text, by design. It's too easy to fill in the blanks in your mind when only a single word is muted. Displaying the profanity free text version of the muted phrase makes your eyes focus on the text instead of the lips. The TVGuardian® method makes it more difficult to know what word caused the mute.

Q: Does my TV need a closed-caption decoder for TVGuardian® to work?
No. TVGuardian® has everything it needs to filter out offensive language. As a matter of fact, TVGuardian® can be used as a stand alone closed caption decoder.

Q: What does Closed Captioned mean?
The closed captioned signal is a hidden text signal that is embedded in the video signal of most broadcast television programs and DVD and VHS movies, and is made available for the hearing impaired. A closed caption decoder is required to view this text.

Q: Is the closed-captioned text displayed all the time?
Actually, TVGuardian® has three (3) CC settings for your convenience.
  • ON ALWAYS displays continuous closed-caption text. When the filter function is on and an offensive word/phrase is detected, TVGuardian will mute the audio and replace the text with a more appropriate text phrase.
  • ON MUTE displays the edited text on your television screen only when TVGuardian® has detected and muted an offensive phrase.
  • The third setting turns off the display of closed-caption text.
Q: How do I connect TVGuardian®?
Bring your cable or satellite into the receiver or VCR. Connect the VCR output to the TVGuardian® input. Connect the TVGuardian® output to your television input. Please see the manual for more detailed instruction. NOTE: TVGuardian® will not work with TV/VCR or TV/DVD combination units.

Q: What inputs and outputs are available on TVGuardian®?
TVGuardian® Model 201 supports two inputs including S-Video, Composite Video, HiFi Stereo Audio (RCA type), Digital Coaxial Audio, and Optical Digital Audio. Model 201's output includes S-Video, Composite Video, HiFi Stereo Audio (RCA type), Digital Coaxial Audio, Optical Digital Audio as well as the optional RF output.
TVGuardian® 301 supports one input: Composite Video or S-Video and HiFi Stereo Audio (RCA type)or Digital Coaxial Audio. Output includes Composite Video or S-Video and HiFi Stereo Audio (RCA type)or Digital Coaxial Audio.

Q: What is included with the unit?
Models 201 and 101 come with one coaxial cable, one RCA type cable, one power converter, one user manual, one warranty registration card. Model 301 includes two RCA type cables, one power converter, one user manual, and one warranty registration card.
TVGuardian® includes only the most commonly used cables for the application. To include more cables would drive the cost up for everyone, even if they don't require the additional cables. Therefore, additional cables must be purchased separately, as needed.

Q: What are the physical dimensions of the TVGuardian®?
The physical dimensions for Model 201 are 11"x7.5"x2". The physical dimensions for Model 301 are 5.75"x4.375"x2.5"

Q: How can I connect my DVD Player and VCR to TVGuardian®?
TVGuardian® Model 201 has two inputs available. Simply connect one device to Input 1 and the other device to Input 2. There is no need for Audio/Video Switch Box unless your system has more than two devices. TVGuardian® 301 has a single input. To use multiple devices without having to disconnect one to use the other, you will need to purchase an Audio/Video Switch Box. This will allow you to switch between multiple sources (DVD Player, VCR, etc.) by pushing a button. An Audio/Video Switch Box can be found at most electronics stores.

Q: Does TVGuardian® work with all TV Shows, Videos and DVDs?
TVGuardian® works with virtually all pre-scripted TV shows and DVD and VHS videos. TVGuardian® will not work with live programs, such as news, sporting events, talk shows, and day time dramas.

Q: Does TVGuardian® work with TV/VCR or TV/DVD Combo units?
No. TVGuardian® must be able to read the closed captioned signal before it reaches the TV. This is not possible with the TV/VCR or TV/DVD Combo units.

Q: Does TVGuardian® work with DVD Players?
TVG® works with most DVD players. If your DVD player is equipped with "Progressive Scan," you must turn this function off for TVG® to work properly. Progressive Scan has been discovered to strip the closed captioned signal from the video signal, therefore rendering TVGuardian® ineffective.

Q: Does TVGuardian® work with all DVD Movies?
TVGuardian® works with most original DVD movies. However, some companies do not put closed captioning on all of their DVDs. Please look for one of these Closed Captioned symbols on the back of the DVD case:

Q: Does it support HiFi Stereo and/or surround sound?
TVGuardian® Models 201 and 301 will mute all digital audio formats. However, there may be a slight delay when the digital audio is unmuted. If your surround sound amplifier causes an excessive delay that is bothersome, you may want to use an analog audio connection. Your TVGuardian® set top box will not selectively mute the center channel.

Q: Does TVGuardian® filter 'god' when used as an expletive?
When the Religious wordset is turned on, TVGuardian® filters all vain references to deity. To watch a religious program, you may want to turn this wordset off.

Q: Why doesn't TVGuardian® detect every offensive word?
  • The program you are watching is either not closed captioned or the captioning is not synchronized with the audio (live TV, news, sports, talk shows, daytime dramas using roll-up style of captioning). You may either switch the channel and then switch it back to the original program, or turn off your VCR/Cable Box and then turn it back on again.
  • The program is being filtered, but there are captioning errors (words left out, misspelled, not synchronized with the audio, or the closed captioning is corrupt).
  • The word is not in the TVG® dictionary.
  • The TVG® Mode is not on a strict enough setting.
Q: We watch a lot of DVD movies on our computer. Is there a TVG® version for the computer?
Currently, there is not a TVG® for the computer.

Q: We live in a country other than the United States. Will TVG® work here/will TVG® work with the PAL System?
TVG works on the NTSC (National Television Systems Committee) sytem only. We have been studying ways to make TVG work with the PAL (Phase Altering Line) system that is used widely around the world, but do not yet have a PAL version.