Originally Posted by Scooper
Zero Guide info. All stations (including WRAL /WRAZ) send PSIP. However - when you run the setup - the DVR says it acquired time from TVGOS. I know for a fact that the clocks on my DVRs DO NOT drift. The Big4 stations in Raleigh (WRAL, WRAZ, WTVD and WNCN) all send about 12 hours of PSIP guide info. The other stations send more, with WUNC sending the most (when I can receive their signal).
Are you sure WTVD does not send closer to 24? My DTVPal is off and I don't want to turn it on to check. I'd exchanged email with the engineer in charge and he obligingly bumped it up ... this was some months ago and I confirmed I was getting close to 24. The engineer from WRAL also promised to look into it ... guess he didn't do anything. I'll be happy to PM you his email if you'd like to email him. Perhaps more than one person bugging him may get it done. The engineer from WTVD was even open to having more than 24 hours of PSIP guide info. All it may take is a second person asking him.
The DTVPals in this area do drift similar to what others have reported. I can confirm from personal experience and from having sold one to someone locally who told me about it. However, doing the double reboot fixes it as others have reported. I'll need to check my TVGOS setting the next time I power it up - I may have jumped on the lets set it to all zeroes bandwagon once we lost the TVGOS guide data (in which case it obviously wouldn't lock on to WRAL's TVGOS) and therefore experienced drift on my and the sold DVR. The next time I turn it on I'll do a factory reset and check out the TVGOS setting and let the machine run for a few days to see what the drift is like.