TVGuardian 401SD – Manufacturer Refurbished

Original price was: $199.99.Current price is: $79.99.


  • TVGuardian SD Model 401
  • One RCA Composite Audio/Video Cable (Red/White/Yellow).  You may need another cable to connect more than one source device to the TVGuardian.
  • One 9V DC Adapter
  • User’s Manual

These refurbished units have been fully tested, have a one-year warranty, and may have some cosmetic blemishes.

This model only works with VCRs and older DVD players with the yellow video port.

The manufacturer has discontinued the TVGuardian model 401. Order yours today!

***Does NOT include remote control. TVGuardian will still function on Strict settings by default but Menu and Input changing cannot happen without remote. Any previous TVGuardian remotes will work but may have slightly different mapping.

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SKU: TVG-401-OB Category:


How It Works:
The TVGuardian monitors the hidden closed-captioning signal 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.  See our TV Guardian Demo Video.

Features of the TVGuardian SD Model 401:

  • Easily Connects Between any standard definition TV from:
    Satellite, your Cable Box, U-verse, FiOS and antenna with a Digital TV converter box and VCR.
    For HDMI connections, see the new TV Guardian HD Model 501.
    Use a
    Multi-port Video Switch to maximize the use of your TVGuardian.

    Seven Filter Settings:
    Tolerant     Moderate     Strict     Off
    And Word Specific Control For:
    D**n and H**l    Religious Programming     Sexual References

  • Features for Home Theater Support:
    RCA (Red/White/Yellow) connection, S-Video Support, Digital Audio Support (Coaxial work-around)  NOT COMPATIBLE WITH HDMI CONNECTIONS.
    For better performance with your Home Theater, see the
    TVGuardian HD Model 501
  • Choose from four different quick-change Audience Settings:
    Kids, Family, Parents and Other.
  • Optional Password Protection on the settings.
  • Three Closed-Caption Settings: On, During Mute or Off.
  • No Annual or Reoccurring Fees
  • 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee
  • One Year Limited Manufactures Warranty

The TVGuardian SD hooks into your home entertainment system right before the TV.  It connects between your tuner (cable box or satellite receiver, etc.) and the TV.  Click here if you use a TV Antenna or Cable straight from the wall.

Input Connections

  • Two RCA Composite Audio/Video Input Connections (Red/White/Yellow).
  • Two S-Video Inputs.

Output Connections

  • One RCA Composite Audio/Video Output Connection (Red/White/Yellow).
  • One S-Video Output.

If you have several components, you may want to get the one of our Multi-port Video Switches for easiest installation and operation.

For additional information on installation, see the TV Guardian SD 401 Support Page.

Satisfaction Guaranteed
Up to 30 days after you purchase the TVGuardian, if you are not satisfied with TVGuardian, just call us for a return authorization number and ship it back to us  for a refund of the purchase price not including shipping and handling.

TVGuardian comes with a one year manufacturer’s warranty on parts and labor.

Please Note:
Please understand how the TV Guardian works and it’s limitations.  Please read
more information on compatibility with new and old technologies, including HD.

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 13 × 10 × 3 in