Originally Posted by AV Empiricist
I just checked the Pal's clock and it is 3 seconds ahead. I'm impressed that my radio controlled clock is within a second of the NIST TIME Widget. My TV Guide has always been fine. It's displaying listings through next Saturday morning.
It's disappointing that MPT, 22-x & 67-x are PSIP only. And by what logic is 60-x getting a full listing and its DC sister, 66-x is not?
Don't get too down about the TV Guide. Now that the DC timestamps appear to be straightened out, you should be able to restore it without adverse consequences.
The TV Guide has been the Achilles Heel of all the OTA HD dvrs. I gave up on the LG about January of 2008 because the Guide rendered the device unusable. My Sony is sitting unplugged since getting the PAL because I got tired of fussing with its Guide. I don't miss the small non-replaceable drives. But, I do miss the chronologically sorted groups of recordings. And, each episode was titled. If you group the PAL's recordings, they seem to be listed alphabetically according to the episode description. Duh, who thought of that?
After becoming tired of waiting for a reply from WUSA, I went ahead and employed the Factory Defaults menu option yesterday. With things as they originally were (antenna & zip code = Wash DC), it was interesting to watch the progression.
Immediately after the factory defaults reset sequence finished, the clock was accurate (virtually perfect), but the time setting screen was NOT grayed out and it didn't indicate TV Guide as the setting source. Also the guide listings only displayed 1 day of TV show information, so it seems all this was due solely to PSIP. Then after 2 hours I rechecked and found the clock was only slightly off (within 10 sec), but now the clock setting source indicated TV Guide, and the guide listings had grown slightly to show approx. 1 1/2 days of TV show data. Then this morning, about 12 hours later, the clock was still accurate, but wonder of wonders, the TV Guide listings were now populated out to approx. 1 week (as had been predicted)! So as of now it looks like everything is back to normal and the CM-7000 here is operating as it was when all this started weeks ago.
Now it'll be interesting to watch what happens. Is this happy situation permanent, or a temporary glitch where things just happened to align properly for a short while? I sure hope the former!!! Another hope is that the tech director at WUSA will decide to make a statement about how he sees things.
Regardless, hopefully everyone who's been having this trouble in the Wash DC area now sees their problem fixed....