Originally Posted by LenL
If this is true then why did they pull it from OTA?
Your lack of knowledge in this area is showing. Multichannel providers get the exact same feed as the OTA broadcast.
Also the TV guide for Cable etc is different from OTA. Not the exact same thing.
Yes, TVGOS is completely different from the PSIP info that all DTV stations must provide. But both are in the data stream of the broadcast, and either one can be bad independent of each other, along with other components of the data including Closed Captioning. This issue had nothing to do with PSIP.
If this was true and the reason why didn't they say so from the get go and instead pretty much gave NO explanation and simply made it sound as if TVGOS was gone for good.
Why a PR flack gave erroneous info is a completely different issue, and one that I don't have any info on. The info I've posted comes from executives and engineers. I agree it's not a good situation. In general, based on past experience with industry wide PR sources on technical issues, I'm not surprised that something like this could happen. It happens more often than you may imagine, and not always due to corporate malice, but simple miscommunication.
I still think the truth has not been given by CBS. They have bungled this whole thing.
Also noted that NO date was given for when TVGOS is coming back. Early next year could be any time from January through perhaps May and given how vague that is and the CBS track record it could be by next December.
That's correct, no specific date was given other than early next year.
You are entitled to your opinion. You may want to direct your ire at Rovi, too.
Since you've been wrong so often on this subject before, your opinions and estimates would be the suspect ones.