Originally Posted by spiff72
So you would have to turn off the auto-off function, right?
And you are also claiming that the Sony box can download guide data while it is turned ON and tuned to the digital host channel? This is a new tidbit of information for me...
Jeff...if you read a little earlier in the thread, you will see that I had used the "reset slicing data" service code before I did what Frank70 is describing, and I was startled by
1) the fact that that reset code ALSO reset the whole TV Guide - no listings grid, host channel cleared, ...nothing left but "There is no data for this screen", when I pushed the guide button. Then - after I left the unit off during the day - what the guide showed was that I had to choose my channel lineup (remember that?). So I picked OTA, which then gave me the normal TV Guide grid, but with 8 days of no listings, and the original channel ordering, which I then reordered.
2) Then I followed frank70's procedure as just outlined above, leaving the unit line overnight, and the next day I had 8 DAYS OF LISTINGS...so I was startled again.
Anyway, I wanted to make 2 suggestions about your description of the G* test and the "reset slicing data" code.
For the G* test, I suggest you might add that when a unit is tuned to a a DIGITAL channel that is broadcasting TVGOS, it apparently counts TVGOS packets, not vbi packets (of which there are none), and if you tune to OTHER digital channels (with no TVGOS), you will get a zero packet count.
Secondly, if my experience indicates anything, you might add a note to the "reset slicing data" description that states that this code has been found to reset the TV Guide to its initial state, requiring that the unit be left off for a period to get setup data again, so that you can reselect your channel lineup (and reorder desired channels on the TV Guide screen), after which it can be left off overnight to get the listing as usual. (Or, as I did, you can use frank70's procedure, and apparently get listing real fast...)
Thanks - Tony