Originally Posted by mr100watt
How do I remove one station in a favorites group without deleting the station? Or, if I delete the station, does it get deleted just from the favorites group it was in?...As was posted in an earlier response to my being unable to add back in a deleted station, I wonder if there is some other undocumented way to remove a station added to a favorites group.
From the group list, go first to the Fav group you want to edit (if you're not on the group you want when you're inside the channel list menu, use cursor left/right to select a different group), then when you select the subchannels you want to remove, and choose edit...delete, it will ask confirmation that you want to delete the subchannel from that particular Favorites Group X
. If you are in the "all channels" group when you delete a station, it will ask if you want to delete that station, not that station from Group X.
If you accidentally removed a subchannel from the "all channels" list, I think if you do a manual scan (not an auto scan), then when you go back to the channel list, all subchannels will be back in the "all channels" list, so you can select it from there to add and assign to Fav group of your choice.
Also, there was mention of the "hidden EPG" in the 970A. Is that just for a certain production run, now no longer available, so the only "hidden EPG" refers only for the 830 and a few 970's?
For Zat models 970 and 970A, if the underlined portion of the barcode is 0830
or lower, you have the extended EPG. These were early production. Another way to tell is that these had military time. If you have the am/pm clock, you will not get extended EPG.
Just for the record, my Zinwell still cannot get any signal for VHF 6 (no signal means zilch, nothing, zero). It also lost the audio/video synch when one station lost its reception momentarily - I had to change to another station and then return to the original station. In general, though, it is holding UHF stations better than before, but unlike some other posters, I'd still take the Pal Plus with all its warts if I had to choose between the two (although yesterday, upon opening up to record from a station at a prerecorded time, the PP got "stuck" on the downloading guide process, and never switched to the station. I've yet to encounter any problem remotely similar to this with the Zinwell.)
The Zinwell doesn't have a downloading guide process to get stuck on.
I see differences in the ability of CECBs to hold in multipath situations. For strong signal, moderate fluctuation conditions, the CM meter doesn't even see the fluctuation, but breaks up once a minute, while the Zat reception holds. But when the fluctuation occurs at the low end of the meter and frequently drops briefly to zero, CM is the winner. The more sensitive Zat shows zero more often, and breaks up. What fixes these multipath problems is off-aiming the antenna, but now that I have 3 VHF stations, I need to be directly aimed. All my CECBs lock on to VHF without problems.