Originally Posted by dlt123me
Doesn't it make sense that if you left your Pal off for, let's say a week, and then turn it on wouldn't your program information be out of sync?
Not necessarily. "Off" doesn't truly mean OFF with CECBs - in fact many refer to "Off" as "Standby."
I'd expect the DTVPal to shut down the A/V outputs and to switch the RF to APT when "Off," but to leave the tuner on and continually scan DTV broadcasts to keep the EPG updated. I figure that's why they recommend that you not disable the auto-power off feature. When on, it can only update EPG info for the channel it's tuned to (I'm assuming it doesn't have two tuners!) so unless you do a lot of surfing, it'd have to turn itself "Off" periodically (e.g., overnight while you sleep) to keep its EPG current.
Now maybe that's not how it works, but that's certainly how it should
If so, the EPG would be more likely to need updating if you leave it on
for long periods without changing channels! Perhaps the folks who are seeing the EPG update when they turn their DTVPal on had left it on one channel for some time, then turned it off briefly before turning it back on.
Just a guess. Something to check out?