How to Unlock a Digital Cable Box

Updated April 17, 2017

Digital cable boxes allow users to view a large number of digital cable channels on their televisions, which usually cannot accommodate the large number of channels offered with cable boxes. Additionally, these cable boxes allow for the use of "parental controls" to lock certain channels and shows from view. Unlocking these channels is an easy procedure, as long as you have the PIN needed to unlock the device.

Press the "Menu" button on your cable box remote to open your main menu.

Select the "Parental Controls" option in the main menu.

Select the "Unlock" or "Unlock All Channels" option.

Enter the PIN into the text box with your remote's keypad, and press the OK button to unlock the channels on your cable box.

Things You'll Need

  • Original parental control PIN number
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Bryan Roberts began his love affair with comedy in 2003 as a writer and performer for Austin's No Shame Theatre. Since then, he has appeared with several different sketch groups (Hoover's Blanket, Ghetto Sketch Warlock). His most recent achievements are the award-winning improv show Guilds Of Steel, which he created and co-directed, and his position of writer/actor in the Coldtowne Theater Mainstage Sketch Show.