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Message protected program by tv-pg

This message is displayed on my tv screen when I try to play a vcr tape: Message protected program by tv-pg

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Go into Menu /V Chip arrow key up to tv rating should show all locked volume down or visversa should should view all Note may have to volume up to get to options from menu depending on how old the tv is.

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The parental controls (the "V-Chip") is blocking the playback. You must turn off the parental locks on either the TV or the VCR. It isn't clear from your message which device is doing the blocking.

Posted on Apr 05, 2007


What JMuskovitz wrote is exactly it. For me it was the V-Chip Settings on the TV itself. Thanks

Posted on Feb 25, 2008

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