A device that enables viewers to program their televisions to block out content with a common rating. It is intended for use against violent or sexually explicit programming.
Electronic chip for installation in a television, VCR, cable box, or stand-alone device to provide adults with the ability to block programming they deem inappropriate. Intended to provide parents with a means of controlling the programming viewed by children, the V-chip allows adults to screen programs based on a rating level transmitted in the portion of the TV signal known as the vertical blanking interval (the same portion that carries closed captioning information). When programs exceed the chosen level, the V-chip signals the television, which then displays an "unauthorized to receive" message on a blank screen.
A chip built into televisions that allows certain objectionable content to be blocked. The chip reads ratings transmitted with television programming and blacks them out at the level preset by the TV's owner. VCR - Videocassette Recorder. A device for the recording of audio and video onto large cassette tapes. VCRs have the ability to record from OTA, cable, satellite, video cameras and other VCRs. While VCRs sales are declining, the industry hopes to revive sales with an HD model capable of recording and playing high-definition programs.
Word coined to describe a device built into televisions to block programs not meeting a certain rating. The device was first incorporated into satellite television receivers in the early nineteen-eighties but was considered unusable. Later patented by Vogel (obviously prior art). In 1992 Rep. Markey coined the term for a "violence-chip" in proposing legislation to censor television.
Technology that blocks content. The chip reads transmitted ratings from television programs and blacks them out at the level set by the TV owner.
Canadian-invented electronic component that allows television broadcasts to be filtered according to ratings criteria. V-Chips are typically marketed as a parental control on the types of television children can watch.
Built-in system allows users to screen out programs they do not want household members to watch.
Tim Collings of Simon Fraser University, financed by Shaw Cable (a Canadian cable service), created the V-chip, a computer chip which allows users to block programs. Parents can program the V-chip with the ratings of shows they want to block.
An electronic circuit inside most televisions that blocks programs based on ratings selected by parents.
A device which can be programmed to block programming from being viewed on a television. Since January 1, 1998, all TV sets sold in America were to include a V-Chip. A complementary ratings system of television programming debuted in January 1997.
Program rating information encoded onto a broadcast video signal as an XDS packet in a Line 21 closed caption system. Television sets with V-Chip decoders will disallow viewing of programs if the rating is too high
The Violence Chip is a new chip that will be installed in all television sets from this point on as mandated by the Telecommunications Act of 1996. This is a programmable chip, meaning when parents buy their television sets they can program in certain criteria (such as amounts of violence, sex or explicit language) of the programs they do not want to see, or their children to see. Programs that have been predetermined of having any of these attributes will be blocked out of the TV set. Benefit: With this feature you can ensure that you and your kids can watch TV without being exposed to shows with violence, sex or explicit language
A generic term used for a feature of television receivers that enables programmes to be blocked based on their ratings category. It is intended for use by parents to manage their children's television viewing. All 13-inch and larger televisions manufactured for the U.S. market since January 1, 2000 are required to have the V-chip technology. In order to work well, it needs to be programmed with information that is accurate, detailed, and keyed to the risks of harm to the viewers.
V-chip is a generic term used for a feature of television receivers allowing the blocking of programs based on their ratings category. It is intended for use by parents to manage their children's television viewing. All 13-inch and larger televisions manufactured for the U.S. market since January 1, 2000 are required to have the V-chip technology.