Originally Posted by dogleg69
Can you elaborate on what is going on? There were changes to the guide to speed it up a little bit. However, if your stations are sending PSIP information, it will pull it out. Did you wait a long time (like 3-8 minutes) for the guide to complete?
If you watch a station for a while and then press Info, is the information populated for that station?
I think I can clear up what's going on with the "blank" guide, after working with several boxes this afternoon. Here's my observations.
Problem: After flashing to v2.9.5, everything appears to work fine. The guide initially loads and displays properly. However, later on, the guide appears to be loading but no data shows.
The reason for this is actually pretty simple. When this occurs, look at the date / time shown. Mine were significantly off (almost a week and ten hours behind). So, I went and set the time channel to the next major broadcast station, then backed out to the guide. All the data was there, working as it should! It remains to be seen if this is a permanent fix, but I suspect it is. I'm theorizing that upon flashing the unit with the latest firmware, it "loses" the time channel data. Past that point, it either picks up no time data or random time data... basically making it unable to keep proper time. Then when it fetches and stores the program guide data, that isn't the block of time displayed on the screen.
Long story short- if you run into this issue, try resetting your time channel.
On to another point I hope you can help me with, dogleg69! I bought a few Radio Shack 3-in-1 remotes
today to use with these boxes. It has the potential to be the perfect
replacement- it's dirt cheap ($7.99); available locally everywhere; has the Hisense code included; the functions (volume, channel, Info, Menu, Guide, etc) all work exactly as they should. The one problem I'm trying to figure out is this:
On this remote, the channel up/down doubles as directional up/down. The volume up/down doubles as directional left/right. Mute/OK is one center button. This should all be just fine, since functionality should
switch depending on if you are within the TV viewing GUI or the Menu interfaces. In reality, though, that doesn't seem to be the case. For example, after pressing Menu to access the setup screens, if I wait for too long or press numbers keys, the Mute/OK button stops being OK and is only Mute. Up/Down stops working properly as directional controls. The only fix seems to be to Exit all the way out of the menus and go back in.
I hope I've explained this well enough to understand. Any ideas? I'm pretty stumped. I'm assuming other remotes don't have this issue due to the buttons not being combined. I'm not sure how to correct this, but as-is this remote is not an acceptable replacement. If you enter numbers (say, in the nightly update menu time) the OK switches to Mute. There's no way to hit OK there unless you keep the default time. You can choose to scan for channels, but once done you can't accept and save by hitting OK... it only mutes. Scrolling up/down also stops going by one, and will only select the top or bottom choice.
My only ideas are this: There seems to be a delay of 30 to 60 seconds before OK switches to Mute and Up/Down breaks. They both do so at the same time. If this is an actual timed function, perhaps that time can be extended. It still doesn't solve the number-entering, but will make the basic functions usable. A true fix would be if Channel up/down and Mute simply stopped working while in the menus, but I'm not sure how hard that would be. As a last resort, maybe the Mute could just be broken in a special firmware? At least then channels could be scanned in.
Thanks so much for your continued work on this, dogleg69! Let me know if you have questions or need some testing done.