That's assuming they ever
supported it, which I was told they didn't
I've probably told the story before, but when I first got my Sony TV w/digital TVGOS it had several bugs. When I called Sony after much runaround I was finally told they didn't have a support number for digital
TVGOS, only analog
When I suggested maybe the same contact could take care of both I was put on hold for some time more only to be told NO, they were different:
All the CSR could say was to keep checking Sony's website for firmware updates
I guess I haven't noticed if the newer Sony LCDs have the TVGOS function, the easiest way to verify is a GUIDE button on the remote. Since Sams and Costco(the only places I get to now days) don't leave the remotes out and TVGOS was never mentioned on the outside, I guess I couldn't say.
I agree with Lukes thought, I just can't see TVGOS as we know it lasting much longer. Even the DTVPal DVR can be used without TVGOS so they wouldn't need to keep it around for that use.
My kids still use the Sony's TVGOS to check what's currently on and it works fine for their use, personally I use my Tivo's guide which goes out much further and is more accurate.
Ramm, does your Sony DVR have the ability to record only NEW programs? It's funny the TVGOS description can say NEW but you can't access that field for programming, although with TVGOS I wouldn't trust the NEW icon which seems to be only 50% accurate anyway. I don't believe my EH-50 w/V7 ever displays the NEW icon, only my V9 EH-55 and V9 digital Sony HDTV.