Does it work with DVD Players?
Yes, it does. We've tested dozens of DVD Players and all but two worked great, one from Sanyo and one from JVC. The FCC regulations require all models to provide the closed-captioned signal that TVGuardian requires. However, the Sanyo and JVC models are in violation of the legal standard.
DVD Players from RCA, GE, Sanyo, Toshiba, Panasonic, Denon, Pioneer, Sony, & Philips all worked. A simple test can be done to make sure a DVD Player will work with TVGuardian. Turn the television's closed-captioned decoder on and play a DVD. If you see closed-captioning, TVGuardian will work with the tested DVD Player.

Does TVGuardian work with all DVD Movies?
TVGuardian works with all DVD Movies tested except those from Universal Studios. Luckily, Universal Studios only produces a small percentage of the available movies. Universal Studios does not provide the closed-captioning signal in the format standards required by the FCC. We have contacted the FCC and are trying to correct this inconsistency by Universal.

Does TVGuardian support HiFi Stereo and/or surround sound?

TVGuardian does support HiFi Stereo and ProLogic surround sound. It also works with DVD Players.  However, it only supports Dolby Digital 5.1 if your DVD Player has a Dolby Digital 5.1 processor built-in.  If it does, TVGuardian can be connected to the center speaker output of the DVD Player.  Ninety-five percent of the voice track comes through the center channel.  TVGuardian will mute the dialog when offensive language is detected, and the background audio will remain untouched.

Does TVG filter 'God' when used as an expletive?
TVGuardian always attempts to filter 'God' in both filter settings. The Strict Filter Setting also filters the words God, Jesus and Christ when used as an expletive. Some programs have a religious theme. Therefore, TVGuardian's Moderate Filter Setting allows most uses of God, Jesus and Christ except for the obviously offensive uses.

What is the closed-captioned signal?
The closed-captioned signal is a hidden signal that is embedded in the video signal of most broadcasted television programs and videotapes. It is intended for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. Closed-captioning service officially began in the early 1980's. On August 7, 1997, the FCC approved a new law which will mandate captioning on virtually all television programs in the United States. This mandate will be phased in over the coming years. However, today the closed-captioned signal is in almost every new video release and major network broadcast. Again, TVGuardian reads this hidden signal to detect cuss words.

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