Originally Posted by keyboard21
When the TVguide logo comes on (in guide mode) then you are getting TVGOS.
Takes us over night.
New User Issues: Help?
I've now had my DTVPal (new, F208) 2 days, and although I sort of love it, I'm having some issues.
1) I'm not getting TVGOS - but I think I know why. For some reason, my local ABC station (WSB TV Atlanta) does not come in well in the room with my DTVPal. Although reception is fine going directly to my Vizio TV when I fiddle with the antenna (it shows that the signal bouncing between 30 - 60), the DTVPal says: 0 reception. I have a little flat w/rabbit ears unamplified Philips antena split to the TV & DTV Pal, but even when I didn't split it & ran it straight in, nothing changed. So since TVGOS comes in on the ABC channel, I'm not getting it. This also means I can't record anything on ABC, which kind of bites. I'm starting to think I have to get a new antenna, which is more money and confusion.....
2) My other big issue is that when I fast-forward, then push play, there is a popping noise. When I switch channels up or down, there is a popping noise. If I rewind, popping noise. There's no noise if I just enter the channel number, which is weird. This is a really annoying noise to hear all the time when watching a recorded show. The Pal is connected to my Vizio HDTV by HDMI cable. The TV audio goes out the headphone jack into a small Sony amp and then small speakers (yes, I know, it's not super surround sound-y, but it's a vast improvement over the Vizio's speaker, and it works great for everything else.) There is never a popping noise when playing a videotape or watching TV directly or playing a DVD. Has anybody experienced this? (I have the Pal set up to the non-dolby setting.)
Any advice would be appreciated. I may not keep it if I keep having the noise issue, although maybe I can futz around with a new antenna and possibly solve the ABC reception issue. Thank you!