Panasonic TC-L42U25 Operating Instruction

Ratings List for Lock

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Ratings List for Lock

“V-chip” technology enables you to lock channels or shows according to standard ratings set by the 
entertainment industry. (p. 33)

 U.S. MOVIE RATINGS (MPAA)

NR

NO RATING (NOT RATED) AND NA (NOT APPLICABLE) PROGRAMS. Movie which has not been rated or 

where rating does not apply.

G

GENERAL AUDIENCES. All ages admitted.

PG

PARENTAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTED. Some material may not be suitable for children.

PG-13

PARENTS STRONGLY CAUTIONED. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

R

RESTRICTED. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

NC-17

NO ONE 17 AND UNDER ADMITTED.

X

ADULTS ONLY.

 U.S. TV PROGRAMS RATINGS (U. S. TV)

Age-based

Group

Age-based

Ratings

Possible Content

Selections

Description

NR

(Not Rated)

TV-NR

• 

Viewable

• 

Blocked

Not Rated.

Youth

TV-Y

• 

Viewable

• 

Blocked

All children. The themes and elements in this program are specifically

designed for a very young audience, including children from ages 2-6.

TV-Y7

• 

FV Blocked

• 

Viewable

• 

Blocked

Directed to older children. Themes and elements in this program may

include mild physical or comedic violence, or may frighten children 

under the age of 7.

Guidance

TV-G

• 

Viewable

• 

Blocked

General audience. It contains little or no violence, no strong language,

and little or no sexual dialogue or situations.

TV-PG

• 

D,L,S,V (all selected)

• 

Any combination of 

D, L, S, V

Parental guidance suggested. The program may contain infrequent

coarse language, limited violence, some suggestive sexual dialogue 

and situations.

TV-14

• 

D,L,S,V (all selected)

• 

Any combination of 

D, L, S, V

Parents strongly cautioned. This program may contain sophisticated

themes, sexual content, strong language and more intense violence.

TV-MA

• 

L,S,V (all selected)

• 

Any combination of 

L, S, V

Mature audiences only. This program may contain mature themes,

profane language, graphic violence, and explicit sexual content.

FV:  Fantasy/Cartoon Violence. V:  Violence S:  Sex L:  Offensive Language D:  Dialogue with sexual content.

 CANADIAN ENGLISH RATINGS (C. E. L. R.)

E

Exempt - Exempt programming includes:  news, sports, documentaries and other information programming,

talk shows, music videos, and variety programming.

C

Programming intended for children under age 8. No offensive language, nudity or sexual content.

C8+

Programming generally considered acceptable for children 8 years and over. No profanity, nudity or sexual content.

G

General programming, suitable for all audiences.

PG

Parental Guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.

14+

Programming contains themes or content which may not be suitable for viewers under the age of 14. Parents 

are strongly cautioned to exercise discretion in permitting viewing by pre-teens and early teens.

18+

18+ years old. Programming restricted to adults. Contains constant violence or scenes of extreme violence.

 CANADIAN FRENCH RATINGS (C. F. L. R.)

E

Exempt - Exempt programming.

G

General - Programming intended for audience of all ages. Contains no violence, or the violence content is 

minimal or is depicted appropriately.

8 ans+

8+ General - Not recommended for young children. Programming intended for a broad audience but contains 

light or occasional violence. Adult supervision recommended.

13 ans+

Programming may not be suitable for children under the age of 13 - Contains either a few violent scenes or 

one or more sufficiently violent scenes to affect them. Adult supervision strongly suggested.

16 ans+

Programming may not be suitable for children under the age of 16 - Contains frequent scenes of violence or 

intense violence.

18 ans+

Programming restricted to adults. Contains constant violence or scenes of extreme violence.

Caution

 

The V-Chip system that is used in this set is capable of blocking “NR” programs (non rated, not applicable and none) as 
per FCC Rules Section15.120(e)(2). If the option of blocking “NR” programs is chosen “unexpected and possibly confusing 
results may occur, and you may not receive emergency bulletins or any of the following types of programming:”

  • Emergency Bulletins (Such as EAS messages, weather warnings and others)
  • Locally originated programming • News • Political • Public Service Announcements • Religious • Sports • Weather

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