Originally Posted by rgazzara
When you say that you have only 1 PBS station in your cable pkg, which of the 4 you mentioned is the cable-provided PBS station?
I have only one PBS CHANNEL, and the station ID for the one that is auotmatically ON is WAIQ.
Here's where I get a little confused. I assume that you are basing your assumption that WAIQ is your TVGOS host station because the channel number that is displayed in the TVGOS debug screen matches the channel on which you receive WAIQ, correct? Why are you unsure of which PBS channel you are receiving on your cable system? When you watch the programs, which call letters are displayed, and on which channel does the station appear?
My State, Alabama, has a PBS/PTV "network" of 9 stations, all under the "wing" of Alabama PTV (APTV), with a Network Ops Ctr (NOC). At least 26 other states copied this NOC plan. When we watch a PBS STATION in any part of our state, we all see the same programming...local content is Alabama-related...unless you're near our state border where a cable co. might choose to add a PBS station from a neighboring state, so they may see different content if they watch that channel, e.g., people in Wyoming have only one State PBS station, but they're served by stations from five other states, so their programming can easily be different.
I don't have any PBS stations from another state 'cause I'm not close to our state's border.
With this arrangement, MY single PBS channel doesn't display any station call signs in their video...only the APTV or PBS logo
I'm still not absolutely convinced I'm receiving the station (WAIQ) my Channel display list shows only because even the PBS engr was baffled by why they are sending me the signal from a station 3x farther away than they have to. If I can find out, somewhow, that I am NOT actually receiving that far-away station, even tho' Gemstar tells me that's the station, then I'm going to that galaxy far away and try to get my sanity back...the ramifications are endless, I think. What if we're living in a world created by Gemstar when we're thinking it's a reality show?
Digressing some, sorry...AND if Gemstar is using tel. lines to send data, let me tell you my "real squirrel" story (not the nano-ones in my machine).
I use dial-up modem, getting 52K speed all the time...except when it rained. Depending on how much rain, my speed went to 36 or even 28.Called tel. guy and he finally found a junction box or lines that had been "CHEWED UP BY A SQUIRREL." His words, not mine...Honest to God.
Imagine the billions of miles of tel. line Gemstar is depending on and the number of squirrels, not to mention moles, dogs (without sleds), etc. that could affect our beloved TVGOS!!!!!!!!?????????
AND ANOTHER THING, how can Gemstar have a TVG CHANNEL that works flawlessly, and even has a clock, while they give US squirrels and moles, etc. Why don't they just add an interface that we can manipulate keyed to that channel, with its more reliable satellite upload/download, and bypass the squirrels!
WHile I'm on my soapbox, I am announcing my candidacy for the congress!