The Foul Language Filter

TVGuardian 501 HD

The TVGuardian monitors the hidden closed-captioning signal and compares those words to its database of offensive words and phrases. When an offensive word is detected it mutes the sound for the sentence and displays a replacement text on the screen.

TVGuardian 501HD Demo Video (Please note, you will hear the ‘S’ word).

Easily connects between your HD TV and:

  • HD Satellite or HD Cable
  • U-verse, FiOS
  • 1080p Upconverting DVD Player
  • Tivo HD with cable or over-the-air HDTV
  • Blu-Ray Player (to play DVDs and some Blu-ray movies that have closed-captioning)

Features of the TVGuardian 501HD:

  • HDTV and Home Theater Support
    • Up to 1080p Resolution (depending on video source)
  • Choose from four different quick-change Audience Settings allowing you to set different sensitivity settings.
    • Kids, Family, Parents, and Other.
  • Optional Password Protection to protect the settings.
  • Three Closed-caption Settings to control how the closed-caption text is displayed.
    • On, During Mute or Off.
  • No Annual or Reoccurring Fees
  • 45-Day Satisfaction Guarantee
  • One-Year Limited Warranty



  • TVGuardian HD Model 501
  • One DC Adapter
  • Remote Control
  • 3′ HDMI Cable
  • Two AAA batteries for the remote.
  • User’s Manual or Quick Start Guide

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The TVGuardian HD hooks into your home entertainment system right before the TV. It connects between your tuner (cable box or satellite receiver, etc.) and the TV.

Input Connections

  • Two HDMI Audio/Video Input Connections
  • Two Toslink Digital (Optical) Audio Input
  • Two Yellow (Composite Video) ports. This connection is REQUIRED for the TVGuardian to detect the closed-captioning and filter the language. Your Tuner, DVD Player, Satellite Receiver, or other sources must have and use the Composite Video output.

Output Connections

  • One HDMI Audio/Video Output Connection
  • One Toslink Digital (Optical) Audio Output

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For additional information on installation and easy-to-follow videos, see the TV Guardian HD 501 Support Page.

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Please take a look at all the information about the TVGuardian and understand its features and limitations. Also, remember we offer a 45-day money-back guarantee.

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