Originally Posted by WillN937
They indicate that I am the only one in the Dayton area who has a problem getting TVGOS data but I will pass this excerpt from an email I got from ROVI in case anyone is interested.We have worked out the issue at WHIO, to where our equipment is only offline for a couple of hours in the early evening. TVGOS data is going out overnight into the morning and early afternoon. We have no other complaints of OTA TVGOS consumers not getting data.
I now have TVGOS time but no program data yet.
Originally Posted by hyghwayman
I'm down the road in the Burg. and I've had TVGOS info for about a month now since they fix the WHIO issue.
I had been without TVGOS in the Dayton area for the past month, waiting either for it to show back up on my Pal, or for confirmation that WHIO had reactivated their TVGOS signal.
After seeing confirmation on another forum that WHIO's TVGOS encoder was back online, I tried a factory reset Monday afternoon. I had the full TVGOS guide back on my Pal by Tuesday morning.
I don't know if Dish Network plans to release any more firmware updates, given that they feel the unit is "ready for prime time", but I think any future updates should address automatic recovery of TVGOS reception after the transmitting station has a temporary shutdown or glitch. Once the box has been successfully receiving TVGOS data it should detect when the signal is being transmitted again and repopulate the guide automatically.
It is awful that a user has to do a factory reset to get TVGOS back! You never know if your loss of TVGOS was due to a problem with your unit or the station, and if it's the station, whether the signal is back online yet or not.
Thanks for letting me vent!