Originally Posted by Dave Kristol
I did that. Still no clock, and my VBI channel is 4-1. I'm in the NYC area, on Comcast, so I would expect my VBI channel to be 2-1 or 13.However
, I was bad.
Between steps 4 and 5, I watched TV through the DVR -- on 4-1. I'll try the procedure again today... and be good.
BTW, after I did a soft reset yesterday, I got back the ability to watch TV through the DVR. That's a big relief! I thought I might have a brick.
Thanks for your help!
Watching TV between steps 4 and 5 should not have made a difference. Also, ignore the VBI channel. This is only the last channel that you tuned. The important channels are the host channel and the clock set channel. The host channel is where you get your VBI data.
Do the following in order (don't do anything else between steps) and let me know the results:
1. Enter the 753159852 menu.
2. Go to the Section System-Statistics screen and note the Host Chan.
3. Go to the Section Other-Clocks 2 screen and note the Clock Set Chan.
4. Exit the menu.
5. Tune to the channel where you think you should be getting VBI data.
6. Run the G* Test and observe that the VBI: count is increasing (should take less than 15 seconds).
7. Exit the test. If the VBI: count did not increase repeat steps 5 & 6 using a different channel (try all CBS and PBS stations in your broadcast area until you find one broadcasting VBI data).
8. Enter the 753159852 menu again.
9. If you ran the test on a digital channel, go to the Section ATSC-ATSC Slicer screen and observe that the TVG count is increasing. Otherwise, skip this step.
10. Go to the Section Reception-Slicing 2 screen and observe that the count(s) are increasing (probably only the Dummy counts will increase).
11. Exit the menu.
12. Issue a 963214785 command. When VBI Channel Search appears in the info box, wait for a few minutes then turn the recorder off and leave it off overnight (no watching TV this time).
13. The following morning check for a clock and a channel lineup.
14. If there, you know what to do, if not, perform steps 1 through 4 again and post results.