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I hooked one DTV Pal up to a Series 1 TiVo and used the "Lie and say you have satellite" workaround. It's been fine. The TiVo believes it's working with the OTA tuner in a DISH NETWORK satellite box, and all's well. The Pal is using a regular rabbit ears/loop antenna combo, with a little in line amp. Working pretty well, clock staying on time.
Upstairs, the other Pal is working with a Philips analog tuner DVD recorder. Antenna is a dish shaped one meant for outdoor use, amped. Working EXCELLENTLY reception-wise, but over the last week or so the clock's been losing time. Even set to the CBS affiliate, it doesn't correct.
I know it's not the station, since the DTV Pal downstairs is still spot on.
Any suggestions? Could this mean the box is in some way failing? I got them both directly from DISH as an exchange for two of the boxes with the bad early software. I think think both are running 105.
Except for the clock failing, the upstairs one is working great. I've even considered switching the two boxes, since the one working with the TiVo is having the TiVo change its channels. (Not even using the timer on that one.) The DVD recorder, of course, needs the Pal to have a timer.
Right now I've unplugged the upstairs Pal, and am letting it sit for a while. (Already did a rescan, but that didn't have any effect on the clock.) I'll plug it in again in an hour or so and see if the clock starts behaving itself, but if not...