Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Atlanta GA (ITP)
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Another report from the field ...
I've had my 533 for about a month. Due to poor reception of the one channel that carries TVGOS data in my market (no cable/DBS for me, just free OTA), I didn't actually get the EPG working until a few days after purchase -- it started working on August 11th, I believe. Lo, it stopped working yesterday or the day before -- exactly a month later. My guess is there's a bug that hits after one month. Will I have to reset this thing once a month? We'll see.
It doesn't have anything to do with burning a disc, because I have yet to do that. It might have something to do with having a disc in (like a CD) or being in disc mode instead of HDD mode, because that's what it's often doing (despite the p*ss-poor CD playing behavior).
Some things that weren't clear in previous posts:
1. You WILL lose your programmed recording events. In other words, the unit's memory of of shows that it is supposed to record in the future will be wiped out. So you might want to write down the regular shows that you had programmed before doing the reset. Even though you can't see the TV listings, the scheduled shows are still in there.
2. With the unit ON, hold the front panel's Stop button down and hit the Power button. That does the reset. Starting with the unit ON was the missing step.
3. After a "Wait" cycle or two, hit the TVGuide button and you'll get the "hi, I'm TVGOS" screen, and then you redo your setup there.
4. Your previously recorded shows will persist through the reset. In other words, shows that you already recorded and are on your hard drive will continue to be there.
I'll find out overnight how it does, but I'm confident it'll be just fine. Then it'll just be a matter of seeing how often I have to do this, and if there's a way to recover without wiping out my scheduled recordings ...