This is not the answer your looking, but we don't have a TV, VCR, DVD, etc. in our home at all. They can look at books, play computer games, play with toys, or play outside. I grew up without a TV and it never hurt me. My mom grew up without a TV till she was in her teens. And of course my Grandparents didn't have a TV till they had been married for years and years. My advice, I'm sure you won't take it, is to unplug the TV and get rid of it, all of them. They waste time, affect your childs attention spam and teach your child things that you don't want them to know. You would not allow someone to commit adultery in your living room in front of your kids, but it happens in an instant on your TV and they have already seen it before you can cover their eyes and turn off the TV. I believe that TV is why our nation is going downhill with violence, horrible crimes, etc. I don't want my kids to have that kind of influence. Besides kids movies have subliminal messages hidden in them. Try playing a kids movie such as "The Lion King", my sister hears in monotone. When she watched the movie, she heard "Sex in the Sand" over and over during one of the seens. Her friend with her could not hear it, but it was there. Another friend was told that a movie had a subliminal message in the smoke or dust of a seen. She played in in slow motion and was able to read the message. This was also a kids movie, but I don't remember which one. I think my kids are to precious to expose to the horrible things they would see and learn on TV. No TV in our house!!!! My kids have never had one, my parents don't have one, my in laws don't have one, my sister and sister-in-law don't have one. My kids don't even know they are missing anything.