Originally Posted by videobruce
Yes to both, but the process seems to be the same for any
TVGOS device. It is for my Mits DLP.
So I assume it's a unit with version 8 TVGOS, like the Sony...
Yes, I too have been watching with some dismay at the convoluted process people seem to be trying 1) to get that unit to acquire a digital CBS station as the host channel and/or 2) to try, in a unit where the TVGOS has been reset, to get to having a digital host channel WITHOUT first having it find an analog channel to, for example, set the clock.
I have a Sony, but I've been just sitting out things, since it still WANTS to get its data from analog, in this case PBS (except that for the last 3 days our PBS station - AND our digital CBS station, as it turns out - has NOT been broadcasting TVGOS).
I have gone so far as to test whether I can download data from CBS digital by using the G*-test/leave-unit-on-overnight method, and THAT works. However, I've been hoping that the TVGOS people would solve our problem (as Magic 8 ball had said they would, though bwall23 cites documentation that disputes that). OR - at worst - I've hoped that, when analog TVGOS really does go away (other than these occasional lapses caused presumably by Gemstar playing around), I could use the DTVPal to boot my unit up to a functional firware version, from which my Sony would then go and find the digital statiomn...
(Of course, I'm still waiting to see whether the Pal will work for my LG3410a a high-def digital unit that has version 7 and can NOT get data from a digital station..)
OR, in the case of the Sony, if the base firmware version is a fatal flaw, since the unit still has another year on warranty, maybe - if its TVGOS functionality goes down the tubes - it could be sent in to be upgraded the "hard" way (sorry for the pun)...