Originally Posted by ko220
From what I can tell on my TVGOS, it's going to disappear on Monday in Atlanta. For days now, when I get to Monday, it just reads No Information for everything. I read that one thing I can do to make sure it "forgets" TVGOS is to delete and then add the station that carries it. How do you know which station is broadcasting TVGOS?
It may take more than that. I've seen several reports where TVGoS guide data stops, but clock data continues. If that happens in Atlanta, the Pal will "find" TVGoS again shortly after adding back the host station. You'll know that's happened if, within an hour of adding back the host station, you can't adjust the time on the Pal because it says "time acquired from TVGoS.")
A commonly-reported symptom of this situation is that the guide doesn't get populated from PSIP data automatically. Instead, you have to go to the guide and scroll through the channels manually to get it to fill in.
If you want to "blind" your Pal to TVGoS completely, delete the host station, change your Zip code to 00000, reboot (i.e., hold the power button until a soft reset occurs, or unplug the Pal and plug it back in), and finally add back your host station. Or you could
just do a factory defaults reset, and enter 00000 for the Zip code when prompted (but that's a bigger hassle for many).
Since 00000 isn't a real Zip code, your Pal won't lock onto any "neutered" TVGoS clock data coming from your host station, and so won't expect guide data that never comes....Correction:
Turns out the struck-through method won't work. Once the Pal has locked onto TVGoS with a valid zip code, it saves info that lets it lock back on again even if rebooted with the zip code reset to zeros. As soon as you add your TVGoS host station back, if they're still sending clock data the Pal will lock onto it. A factory defaults reset is the only known method of erasing that saved info. Edited by JHBrandt - 3/7/13 at 1:40pm