I am very happy to report that my DTVPal started passing TVGOS information today. I reset it up again a couple of days ago after reading about a few others' good fortune in this forum recently. I did the setup / experiment I described back in post http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...6#post15495386
, so that I had another analog non-TVGOS TV hooked up the DTVPal's RF output, while the DTVPal's Composite was set up to the TVGOS Toshiba 42HP95. After I did the TVGOS setup using the info in the DTVPal manual using the G-link/blaster, then powered off the 42HP95, I saw the DTVPal's light blinking and the other TV switching channels. Eventually it stopped on Kiro's Channel 7-1, which is the CBS affiliate in the Seattle Area that is broadcasting the digital TVGOS data. It stayed on that channel all day. After several hours, I turned on the 42hP95 tonight, and the TVGOS clock was finally set! The channel lineup is showing a huge number of channels I think from all over the Pacific Northwest States. When I used the TVGOS screen to switch to the ones for Seattle, unfortunately at least one major channel is mixed up. Maybe some twiddling in the TVGOS screens will help me get everything straightened out.
By the way, the channel numbers in the TVGOS display (and on the TV's screen) are displaying the Scientific Atlanta numbering scheme described in Frank70's post last year at http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...7#post14567617
. After switching to that number, the DTVPal display shows both numbers. For example 151, and 5-1.
Maybe by tomorrow, I will get some listings too. This is almost as exciting as the fact that my FIOS is finally being installed tomorrow by Verizon and replacing Comcast! With a TVGOS clock signal my Toshiba Symbio will be able to still record shows, even after the inevitable full TV reset some day after the local PBS station stops transmitting the analog TVGOS data. A set TVGOS clock will allow at least a "manual record" (which is like with a VCR scheduled recording process) on the Symbio that is firewired to the 42HP95. If I get accurate TVGOS listings, I would be able to even do an "automatic record" with the Symbio that would use the listings.