update2(Despite the following I have generally taken people at their word when updating the info here
where I track who has had success. I would just feel better if people would do this additional checking.
It is possible that people that think their DTVPal is converting the TV Guide listings are in fact mistaken.
There are few questions to answer to verify that it is working.
Get into diagnostic mode as mentioned in the first "Quote:" here
(I only have a single TVGOS device (Panasonic DMR-EH75V w/ TVGOS 9). So hopefully what I say is still meaningful to others)
You navigate through the diagnostic mode screens using the arrow keys. Up and Down arrow takes you through the main sections. Left and Right arrow takes you through the subsections.
The initial screen is "Section System - System Info".
Pressing right arrow takes you to:
"Section System - Statistics"
Host Chan 0:0-9...... <- your TV Guide channel
VBI Chan: 0:0-5...... <- whatever channel your device is currently tuned to
The number to the left of the ":" tells you what "input number" the channel is on.
But to find out what device is associated with this "input number" you should check the "Input Configuration" screen.
Next press down arrow until you get to "Section Setup".
(with my version 9 of TVGOS I press down arrow 7 times)
"Section Setup - Input Configuration"
So this means that my TV Guide listings are coming from the RF input.
And I presently have an antenna directly hooked up to the RF input. Thus my TV Guide listings are not coming from the DTVPal. Because I have the DTVPal's RF output directly connected to my TV instead of my Panasonic.
I don't believe these "input" numbers are the same for everyone.
So it would be good if anyone reporting that their DTVPal is outputting TV Guide listings mention what their "Host Chan:" is set to. And what device their "Host Chan:" is using based on the "input number".
I don't know why there is a "0-" in front of the "9" in "0:0-9". But anyway my TV Guide listings are coming from analog channel 9 via the RF input.
What is your "Host Chan" set to?
What is the input device associated with the first number in your "Host Chan"?
Without knowing this information how can one really be sure where their listings are coming from?
By the way if you have version 7 of TVGOS your "Host Chan:" will apparently be in hexadecimal.
You can convert that to decimal using www.google.com
For intance a google search for:
0x13 in decimal
gets google to say:
0x13 = 19
(for anyone that doesn't have that "Input Configuration" screen a trick would be to leave diagnostic mode, tune to the channel you see listed in the "Host Chan:", and then go back into diagnostic mode and verify that your "VBI Chan" and your "Host Chan" are the same.
You should be able to tell when you tuned to the Host Chan that the window that appears identifying the channel is one from the DTVPal. But you could even try disconnecting the cable from the DTVPal that is supplying that video signal to see if the picture goes out.
If you are having trouble getting the input number in your "VBI Chan:" to be the same as in your "Host Chan:" you might need to cycle through the inputs. On my Panasonic remote there is an [Input Select] button
This was not a mystery to me that my Host Chan is not on my DTVPal, of course. I'm regularly checking CBS 5 (KPIX) using TSReader Lite as mentioned here
and I know that the DTVPal won't work yet.
I was just giving an example for the sake of an example.