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Pincode for free to air movies on TCM (and other movie channels)???!!!???

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Hello,

Sorry if this is in the wrong place - it's too early in the day to figure out where it should really go (read: I'm too lazy to figure it out - lol).

ANYway, has anyone experienced this: Last night I wanted to watch Lethal Weapon 2 on TCM which started at 9:00 and when I changed to that channel at 9:00 I was requested a PINCODE (!!!) and couldn't watch the movie! This has already happened to me on other nights on other channels. What's up with that?


Ta in advance!


Still annoyed (aka Luxkatz)
 

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Hi Luxkatz, welcome back (!)

Have moved thread to relevant section.

Yes, it's a restriction recently implemented for certain film channels to prevent viewing of 18+ films shown on TCM and I understand the Horror Channel before 10pm unless you enter a PIN code. You can obtain the PIN from Sky, or I believe it's the last four numbers on your card (?)

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Hi Llew,

Thanks. Yes, it has been quite a while... Things have sure changed here! But it's still as reliable a place as before!

Thanks for the info. I will give it a try the next time I encounter this situation.


Kindest regards and best wishes to all for the New Year!

Luxkatz
 

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You can find out if it works by going into the parental control menu under Services and seeing if your last four digits work, then you should be able to turn it off.
 

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Is TCM FTA now or have my sources decieved me?
 

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Yes. (Your sources have indeed misled you)

Still only free-to-view.

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Llew said:
Yes. (Your sources have indeed misled you)

Still only free-to-view.

Llew
How come i can't view this channel????? 4 and 5 can be watched and Sky 3 as well but not TCM????
 

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Not Free to Air, not even Free To View, it is part of the Sky subscription package.
 

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that is what i thought so, somebody confused me a little

Thanks rolfw
 

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Oops, my mistake chaps. Haven't tuned in much since they were FTA. Got bored with their output after watching 'Kelly's Heroes" for the umpteenth time. :-doh!

Llew