the tvgos has become unreliable in many area (see the posts in this thread) and the problem in my area started before the digital transition.
right now in northern nj (cablevision) pbs (ch 13) still appears to be carrying the data as my panny DMR-75 (a totally analog unit) has complete guide info. in contrast, the 7G and 8G pio's are showing listings for every other day at best.
one problem may be the pios are trying to get data from ch 14 where as the panny is getting data from ch 13
you can see if there is host channel in your area by doing the following (see the link for detailed instructions)
goto to setup
hit down arrow once to highlight the very first row (option) in the menu
press 753159852 on the remote.
you will see a dignostic menu page. hit right arrow once, you see a bunch of data one of them is host channel.
if you don't see a host channel, most likely no one is sending data in your cable system.http://www.spiffspace.com/TVGOS_Training_Manual.pdf
one thing you can try is reset the guide with a different zip. it did not completely fix problem for my 7 and 8g but i am getting more data.
i haven't figured out if there is way to force the tv to lock to a host channel or if
Originally Posted by jet757f
I have been having the same problem all of a sudden for the past week.
I have the 5010 with cablecard and Cox cable.
Im concerned that Cox cable may have done something to shut the TV Guide off since they would prefer you use the cable box.
Originally Posted by htwaits
Thanks for your calibration report. I've included it in the flat panel (Post#2) list that's linked at the bottom of my post.