Originally Posted by bfdtv
See the TVGOS thread
in the RPTV forum.
! I can't sift through all of that! You'd have to point me to something more specific.
There was someone normally from our Sony thread near the end who told of WBBM here in Chicago cutting out their TVGOS transmission. But it's still available on two or three other channels here, and most people's units automatically switched over. Or else they were able to find a way to finagle the guide channel listings so that they could get it. Or were able to "force" the host channel, and get it to stick (according to Spiff's "FAQS"). Or else they just got it OTA. Anyway, I know at least one person said they were getting it from WBBM again, but it could have just been listed in his service menu erroneously for some reason, because I think he was the only one.
As far as the Toshiba displays with built-in TVGOS, yeah, that's a pretty well-documented, known problem with them. The early Sharp LCD's that had it were like that, also. I think I might've heard of a plasma or two with it, too. But that's the manufacturer of the display's fault, not the host channel's or TVGOS's. They just didn't implement it right or something.
Without any definite posts or something, all I can do is try to read the thread a little at a time. I was aware of that thread, and checked it out awhile back for some reason or other, but I had completely forgotten about it since.
Oh, and dc10forlife - not sure if the Fusion is like this, but don't forget the Microsoft-based units that get it from the internet, like the HP and Sony "entertainment centers", and the LG SD DVR/DVD recorder that was out a couple of years back. Also, from what I've read around here and experienced myself first-hand with my Accurian tuner (and the USDTV one I had briefly), the PSIP time that station's send out is notoriously unreliable and is usually off by a few minutes. Consider yourself lucky there! (Although, if it's "consistently" off, I suppose you can easily make the adjustment.) But I will say that like you, I have units with TVGOS (3, actually), and they've pretty much always worked great.