The LG3410a high-def tuner-DVR uses version 7 TVGOS and requires analog TVGOS to get program info. The LG3410a thread is: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...00#post3050400
. Unfortunately, there is no info guide or set of FAQs at the top of this thread.
Although it has an NTSC/ATSC/QAM tuner, there are apparently no TVGOS firmware upgrades that will permit this device to receive digital TVGOS broadcasts directly.
This brings me to a comment about improving your table by using a code to indicate what CATEGORY of compatibility applies to each TVGOS device.
E.g., possible categories are:
A - analog only device that requires a DTVPal in TVGOS mode as a front end, and special setting in the TVGOS device itself both to get analog TVGOS data AND to receive digital channels, converted to analog.
B - a digital device that also has an NTSC tuner and that ONLY receives TVGOS data in analog form, which may be provided by the DTVPal in TVGOS mode, while the TVGOS device itself retains its usual TVGOS settings AND its digital reception capabilities. (The 3410a is an example of this WE HOPE.) Apparently a Toshiba HDTV with version 8 TVGOS is also an example of this, as indicated in a post at Magic 8 Ball Speaks...(oops - and in the post above)
C - a digital device that also has an NTSC tuner, which is its preferred avenue for receiving TVGOS data (although this may change with future firmware upgrades or changes to the digital TVGOS transmissions). (The Sony 250/500s are examples of this...)
Furthermore the DTVPals and tr-40 are NOT TVGOS devices, i.e., they do not use the TV GUIDE system, so they shouldn't be in your table. But you should have a discussion somewhere in your opening post delineating HOW the DTVPal can be used in different ways by devices that need it to CONVERT digital TVGOS data into analog form.
On the other hand, the DTVPal DVR IS a TVGOS device and should be in your table, although you might simply have another paragraph in your post that indicates that ALL version 9 devices are able to get digital TVGOS data directly.
Finally, I am puzzled about how you list firmware version 8.01.53 at the top of you table...do you mean all devices with this firmware and up can RECEIVE digital stations OR that they can receive digital TVGOS directly or what? The first is probably true, but the second is certainly not true IN GENERAL, or at least has not been shown to be true as yet. By that I mean that my Sony 250 CAN receive digital transmissions IF I FORCE IT TO, but there is as yet no guarantee that, when the analog broadcasts disappear the device will automatically switch to digital TVGOS reception. And, even more, we still don't know what happens if the unit experiences a TVGOS reset, which NOW resets it to a firmware version that DOESN'T receive digital TVGOS (even if one tries to force it), which - after analog TVGOS broadcasts disappear - would leave the device up sh*t creek or in need of a DTVPal to get analog data until the firmware is updated again...
Actually, I'd very much appreciate your posting where precisely you got this item (by which I mean a post, not a thread)...thanks for this (and for the thread).
In any case, I hope you find my suggestion about categorizing compatibility helpful, as well as my comment about the DTVPal, about which there is a lot of confusion, even in the HUGE DTVPal thread...
Cheers - Tony