Is there a way to set one of the portals in my kids room to:
Protecting your children from content they are not old enough to see or understand is a major challenge in today's world. Fortunately the Gateway does allow you to block content based on rating.
1. The Gateway shares the hard drive amongst all portals so it's not possible to block titles. But you can set the parental controls on each individual portal. Set it to tougher ratings (or even block specific channels) on the portals that the kids access while leaving your own portal able to access everything.
The guide on how to do so can be seen at How to Setup Parental Controls on the Shaw Gateway.
2. For VOD and PPV content, you can set up a password so that only people with that password can order anything. How to do this is on that same page but towards the bottom - Locking Pay Per View and Shaw On Demand
Ok that sucks..
can i mix and match ? say gateway for me and just HD box for the kids ?
Yes, you can have an HD box for the kids if you prefer them to not have any access to recordings. We would need to have a technician install it to ensure it is set up correctly to avoid any issues with the Gateway.
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