I don't know how many people in Omaha used this feature, but it was a very useful and free feature that is now gone.
TVGOS was a signal that was sent out by PBS analog stations. I have a Sony DHG HDD250, which is a HD DVR for OTA signals. This, along with other OTA HD DVR's and some TV's used the TVGOS signal for guide information. It could take the PBS signal and give me show information for all the local channels 8 days out. I only watch locals anyway, so I wasn't paying for any kind of Sat or Cable service, still getting HD, and able to record in HD.
Unfortunatly, after the digital switch over, PBS has decided to drop this signal. In other markets, CBS has been designated for picking up this signal and sending it along with their primary signal. I have contacted our local affiliate and have been told that there are no plans presently for CBS to pick up the TVGOS signal.
If there are other that have been affected by this, please contact them and express that you would like this service. I can not stand the thought of paying $50+ a month for the priveledge of watching my locals in HD and being able to record them for another "rental" fee. I was very happy with my truely free TV viewing.
The contact information is
Director of Broadcast Operations
Action 3 News
Journal Broadcast Group - Omaha Operations
10714 Mockingbird Drive
Omaha, NE 68127www.action3news.com
(402) 592-9761 Direct Lineskrayenhagen@action3news.com
This guy has been very punctual in getting back to me and Im sure he'd like to know that there are others who would appreciate getting back their TVGOS signal.