Originally Posted by ciaopepe
Thank you Possumgirl, I could try to go back to analog using an indoor antenna and see if I can get the channel lineup with analog and then switch to digital, but at this point I have the latest version of the firmware and the clock is also correct. What is missing is the channel lineup and the guide.
I will give what Frank suggested a try first and hope it works. Otherwise I have to go back to analog and start everything all over again.
Sorry it took me so long to write back. I was trying every possible way for several nights in a row.
Here is some background: I live in a building where the analog channels are blocked, which means my Sony should pick up the digital VBI host, but it didn't. I followed all of Frank's directions but got stock with "No data on this screen". I tried using other zip codes and nothing worked.
I had to connect the TV to an indoor antenna, allow the analog channel to be selected as host and the channel line up first.
Once the channel lineup were there, even though empty, I was able to connect back to my regular antenna and force it to pick up the CBS as the digital host.
In my tests I noticed that the data packet comes done much faster on the analog channel than the digital channel. 100 packet per minute compare to 63 per minute.
Anyway for now my TV Guide is full, let's see if it stays that way if I leave it alone for a week.
Thanks everyone for your help.