sberlin, Are you getting a Comcast analog signal or digital? I live in Sacramento (KVIE territory) and my Panasonic EH75 can't pick up TVGOS with the setup I am using--antenna to Zenith 901 converter box. The Zenith is connected to IN3 of the Panasonic so there is no analog bypass via coax.....Dizzie2
I am getting Comcast basic cable---no digital, no premium channels, no cable box
. I have the Comcast RF cable (the wire not the service) plugged into the RF input. The EH-55 receiver is analog & so is the Sony TV it is hooked up to. Not fancy, but it works. When I can afford a big LCD TV, I guess I'll go digital and worry about all those intricate wiring posts on the EH-55 thread.
The Comcast advertising in my area keeps touting that if you have an analog set, you don't have to worry so long as you have Comcast cable about the digital change-over. I assume this means they will continue to output an analog signal to their analog customers. So far I have had no glitch in service, other than the 3 weeks with TVGOS gone.
To get TVGOS to look on a particular
station for host data I found this advice on http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=857234
, post # 1 by wajo, 6-5-07:
"Ok, the painful part of the setup has an easy workaround. Instead of waiting for TVGOS to "find" the channel containing the listings, you can use a diagnostic code to force TVGOS to look on exactly one channel. I still recommend using an attenna to discover your Host Channel, but when you're ready to set up the EH50 for DirecTV you can use the diagnostic code to avoid the long sequence quoted below.
Here's what you do: Set the EH50 to the Host Chan, then go to the messages area and use the code "963214785". If you entered the code correctly you'll get a message saying that you've set the channel for VBI. Now just power off the EH50 and let it download data. The EH50 will not scan through channels; it will just download from the channel you selected with the diag code. Let things brew overnight (or at least through a few downloads) and you should be in business.
So start by tuning to KVIE and following the instructions quoted above. I also noticed on rabbitears.info that KVOR in Stockton is carrying the analog TVGOS data stream, so you might try tuning to that channel also.
Finally, and this is little more than a guess, assuming you have both an antenna and Comcast, you can plug the RF cable from an antenna to the RF input, the comcast feed to the cable box, the cable box to IN3; then setup TVGOS for both "antenna" and "cable box", and it might find a host channel on the antenna if either KVIE or KVOR is broadcasting in analog.
Hope this helps.