Originally Posted by acribb
The DHG hooked up to both cable and OTA is receiving data and has a clock with correct time. The other cable only DHG is not receiving data from Comcast ( has a 2 in the 7531... menu).
I never post an email on a forum but I will do it in this case. This is a reply from Rovi to my sister about the loss of analog and digital TVGOS on her comcast system in central PA.
Unfortunately it is up to Comcast whether or not they are passing our data.
Comcast nationally has been moving to an all digital feed that is not supported by most of our older products.
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Nobody, not even the broadcasters, have to cooperate with Rovi because TVGOS is privately owned data stream and is not covered by any FCC regulations.
Your options shortly down the road, for TVGOS and the DHG, will become limited to OTA only.
In the next year or two most of the cable systems will be all digital and even possibly move to MPEG 4 compression and 1 GHz bandwidth, which will leave only a few options to receive and decode a digital cable signal.
1: Use cable company hardware
2: Use a Windows 7 computer with Windows Media Center and the Ceton tv tuner.
3: Possibly the new Tivo elite DVR with quad tuners. I am not sure but I think the new Tivo can decode an MPEG 4 stream.
As I stated in past posts Comcast is not even passing digital TVGOS anymore in my sisters system and have told her to get one of their set top boxes.
I am seriously considering option 1 when my cable company does the analog shutdown as it will be the easiest and less complicated to implement. I expect this to happen in the next year or year and a half.