V-chip


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V-chip

(vē′chĭp′)
n.
A microchip installed in a television to allow the user to control the display of certain programs, especially of sexual or violent content.

V-chip

n
(Broadcasting) a device within a television set that allows the set to be programmed not to receive transmissions that have been classified as containing sex, violence, or obscene language

V-chip

(ˈviˌtʃɪp)
n.
a computer chip or other electronic device that blocks the reception of violent or sexually explicit television shows.
[1990–95; v (iolent) or v (iolence) + chip (definition 5)]
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The V-chip, created by scientists at The Methodist Hospital Research Institute and MD Anderson Cancer Center, is as small as a business card and can be carried around in a pocket.
The company said the royalty license gives CyberLink access to WiLAN's V-Chip technology for its products which enable a computer to be used as a TV or PC/TV.
The network also will launch an educational campaign to teach parents how to use television ratings systems and the V-Chip, which parents can use to block certain programs.
Surveying today's wasteland, now pockmarked with the likes of Jackass and World Wrestling Entertainment, he advocates enhanced federal regulatory authority over broadcast and cable TV, increased V-chip use, and campaigns (including lawsuits) by media watchdog groups to force networks to devote more programming to "the public interest.
The V-Chip is technology built into TV sets that "reads" the ratings for a particular TV program.
Sera hasta el primer dia de enero del ano 2000 cuando entre en vigor la obligatoriedad en los televisores que se produzcan y comercien en Estados Unidos el llamado V-chip o chip antiviolencia.
NEW YORK--A mandate from the Federal Communications Commission that requires television manufacturers to include V-chip program-blocking technology has the potential to cause some price hikes.
However, the agency was very clear in its ruling, stating emphatically that the V-chip was not to be used to block or screen Internet material.
In a culture that is seen to be spinning out of control, the V-chip has generated an extraordinary alliance across conventional class and political lines, from the Christian right to progressive media reformers, and in Congress, from conservative Senator John McCain to liberal Congressman Ed Markey.
But if pundits and citizens concerned themselves with the bill at all--and most didn't--they debated the much ballyhooed v-chip in the context of its ability to keep certain material from children watching television.
Although using the v-chip would perhaps salve the conscience of parents who rely on TV as an electronic baby-sitter, it would really be an abdication of parental responsibility.