V-chip


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V-chip

a feature of television receivers that allows the blocking of programs based on ratings categories

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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-- In light of the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, the Parents Television Council iscalling on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to conduct a review of the 1998 Report and Order establishing the V-chip, TV content ratings system, and the Parental Guidelines Oversight Monitoring Board.
These hybrid capacitors have the ultra-low ESR characteristics of conductive aluminum polymer capacitors packaged in a V-chip, SMT case with high capacitance and voltage ratings that were previously available only in aluminum electrolytic technology.
In this action-packed conclusion to the Glitch series, Zoe, now ranking officer of the Foundation, is taking on the corporation and the devious Chancellor in hopes of destroying the Link system and setting the world free from the V-chip hardware that controls all thoughts and emotions.
Berman, who licensed the V-chip when he ran Acacia's patent-assertion business, recently took over CopyTele, a 30-year-old tech-development company with 53 patents.
Meanwhile, the interactive facet of the campaign includes the website (http://www.thetvboss.org/) TheTVBoss.org , which offers instructions on how to use the V-Chip content blocker as well as a breakdown of the various TV ratings and what they mean.
How successful has the V-chip been in limiting children's exposure to violent content?
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.
One means of parental control is the V-Chip. (73) As of January 1, 2000, the FCC requires all television sets with a picture screen of thirty-three centimeters or larger to be equipped with V-Chip technology.
Bakan also has a somewhat naive faith in the ability of government to regulate children's media, and even speaks approvingly of the V-chip, a technological fix developed to give parents the power to block TV programs they consider inappropriate.
A solution came in the Telecommunications Act of 1996, with its mandate that by January 1, 2000, all new television sets would include V-Chip technology linked with a content-based ratings system (U.S.
You can also buy a V-chip, a device that can block programming you don't want kids exposed to.
With the exception of a disastrous "reform" of the welfare system, Clinton played small (remember his push for school uniforms and the "V-Chip"?) and rode the crest of a bustling economy for the remainder of his two terms.