Originally Posted by gmucklow
I reset the TVGOS system in my Toshiba TV yesterday. Last night the DTVPal+ downloaded TVGOS Cable Box Channel Lineup 0x1238, consisting of 672 cable box channels, into the channel editor of my Toshiba TV. This seems to be the cable channels for a large region around the Washington, DC/Hagerston, MD region -- including local channels from both Washington and Baltimore, MD that would be on local cable systems...
Unfortunately, the cable box listings were the only channel lineup downloaded. No over the air channel lineup was downloaded -- which is probably what I need for "Air".
Hi...when you say you "reset" the TVGOS system in your TV, what do you mean?
Aside from that question, if the present setup continues to "lock" you in to nothing but the analog output of the Pal, I'll tell you what I would try if I were you...basically what I mentioned in part of my longer post above, but only assuming your TVs TVGOS continues to show the updated TVGOS firmware you mentioned before:
I would try to see what happens if you partially disengage your TV from its current setup:
1. First I would change your TVGOS setting in the TV to back to OTA, but leaving the "fake" zip code...it is possible that you would still GET the TVGOS listings from the DTVPal, but that you would be able to TUNE your TV to your regular digital OTA channel numbers. This would mean that TVGOS was only partly working for you, but you would have the program info corresponding to your OTA channels (and perhaps cable channels as well) in your TV Guide screen, though they would have those fake channel numbers...however, they WOULD be labeled also by the Network names you are used to and you would be able to tune your TV directly to the right digital channels...you just couldn't tune from the TVGOS screen (which I never do anyway, on my Sony or my LG3410a).
I wouldn't try that until your present setup stabilizes AND only if you are convinced that your present setup will continue to lock you out of getting digital reception.
2. If you DO try 1, and it turns out favorably, you MIGHT try to change one or two of the fake channel numbers to the actual channel numbers that you presumably have seen before. Then wait and see if the DTVPal updates the listings for all the channels as usual. I have no idea what will happen....the TV Guide in your TV may choke completely, or it may only update the channels that still have the fake channel listings OR it might update everything...if it DOES, then you could EITHER go the whole way and change ALL the fake channel numbers to the digital OTA equivalent, and see if things continue to work.
3. Finally, if all is working, you might try to TUNE from the TV Guide - assuming your TV has that capability. (This would greatly interest those of us who also RECORD from the TV Guide on high-def DVRs, because if you can tune to the digital station, we can probably record from it, too...)
I won't be offended if you DON'T try even 1, but if you find you continue to be locked out of using your TV digitally, then there's no harm in trying at least number 1.
(Frankly, based on your experience, when I get the nerve to try the DTVPal again with my LG 3410a, which has version 7 TVGOS, I think the FIRST thing I will try is just to put the Pal in PARALLEL with my antenna to a single input, and leave the 3410a setup unchanged, to see if the Pal ALSO converts the REGULAR TVGOS data from out local digital TVGOS station...for those of us with digital units that CAN'T convert to getting TVGOS digitally, maybe the solution (even the planned one by Gemstar) is to convert the REGULAR TVGOS data - which of course has OTA channels labeled by things like 5-1 - to analog form for input to our devices...)