Originally Posted by mabuttra
Originally Posted by dattier
It wasn't a matter of getting the TVGOS info itself, but rather of getting an indicator that there's a TVGOS carrier for the area.
From what I've been able to tell, it is the actual listing data that causes the TVGOS logo to appear. The listing data is sent out 8 times per day.
Yes, that's been explained before (perhaps by you among other posters).
There is numerous data that they could have used to trigger the TV Gude logo ... but the DTVPal programmers chose to have the listing download trigger the logo.
Of the four times I've been through a factory-default startup -- once upon originally connecting the unit and three times since then by manually selecting "factory defaults" -- only the fourth has behaved according to your description.
- Original connection: logo was there from the start.
- First manual factory-default reset: no logo even a week later.
- Second manual restart: logo was there from the start.
- Third manual restart: logo appeared several hours later, likely around the time of a TVGOS update.
It's hard to believe that the original connection and my second restart both chanced to occur at times of the day when the cold reboot procedure would get to the point of checking for TVGOS availability just at one of the lucky eight moments per day when a TVGOS download was beginning.
As for my first cold restart, I asked on the Chicago OTA thread whether WBBM was perhaps not sending TVGOS for a few days and got no direct answer, but I'd expect that if they weren't, the hue and cry would have been audible. At that, what is the likelihood that, after a week with no TVGOS, it would return just at the right moment for my second manual restart to see it at the perfect point in the process?