TVGuardian HD Model 501 – Foul Language TV and DVD Profanity Filter


Posted on : 04-Oct-2017 | By : James Smoot | In : TV Shows

The TVGuardian automatically detects and filters profanity and other offensive phrases while you watch movies or television shows.

How It Works:The TVGuardian monitors the hidden closed-captioning signal in your video and compares those words to it’s 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.

Works GREAT with:

  • Dish Network (Hopper & Joey)*
  • DirecTV (Genie & Genie Mini)*
  • Xfinity (X1)*
  • ppg TV Tuner/Conversion Box (B01C7XXVCQ)
  • 1byone TV Tuner/Conversion Box (B01N5MLC1M)
  • DVD players w/ yellow composite video port (DVD discs must have CC embedded to filter)
  • Blu-Ray Players w/ yellow composite video port (Blu-Ray disks and DVDs must have CC embedded to filter)
  • Many other brands/models of Cable boxes, Satellite boxes, DVD players, Blu-Ray players, VCRs, etc.


  • TVGuardian HD Model 501
  • One 9V DC Adapter
  • Remote Control
  • One HDMI Cable
  • One Yellow Composite Video Cable
  • User’s Manual

Installation:The TVGuardian 501HD hooks into your entertainment system right before the TV.

Input Connections:

  • Two HDMI Audio/Video Input Connections
  • Two Toslink Digital (Optical) Audio Input

Output Connections:

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

Yellow Composite Video port is REQUIRED for the TVGuardian to detect the closed-captioning and filter the language. Your Tuner, DVD Player, Satellite Receiver or other source must have the Composite Video output.

*May require a sold separately conversion cable.

**External tuner is required for over-the-air TV to be filtered by the TVGuardian.**

Online streaming like Netflix or Hulu is NOT supported.

Product Features

  • Easily connects between your HD TV and HD satellite, HD cable, U-verse, FiOS, DirecTV, Dish Network, Xfinity, 1080p Upconverting DVD Player, Tivo HD (up to two connections)
  • Seven Filter Settings: Tolerant, Moderate, Strict, Off, And Word Specific Control For: D**m and H**l, Religious Programming, Sexual References
  • Choose from four different quick-change Audience Settings: Kids, Family, Parents, and Others
  • No Annual or Reoccurring Fees and One Year Limited Manufactures Warranty
  • Online streaming like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, or Hulu is NOT supported.


Comments (3)

Great product at great price

My 3rd Generation TVG

Needs a blu ray player with composite out