Does it work
with DVD Players?
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
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.
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
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
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 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