Originally Posted by dkennedy
Also, the technician has informed me that the current firmware upgrade they installed allows for the unit to get the TV Guide data from either an analog or digital OTA or CC channel. So I don't have to worry about the 2007 analog to digital conversion.
I hope that this is true (and they aren't just blowing smoke up your "you-know-what"). Did you specifically ask about the viability of this product after the analog shutoff, or did they volunteer this info about the firmware?
If it is true, I think this is kind of lame on Sony's part to only allow firmware to be upgraded when you send it in. I would also really like more detail on the electrical mod that they talk about - is it something that would require a new part, or is it just some kind of adjustment?
Once these units are all out of warranty, does this mean that we would have to PAY for a firmware upgrade that allows them to work beyond the analog shutoff? This is something that I feel they should do free of charge for Sony customers.
I would like to wait until summer (when most TV is in "rerun mode") to get this firmware upgrade taken care of, but by then the labor warranty will have expired.
I am wondering if the issue where some the programs that are in the recording schedule don't actually show up in the guide with the red dot next to them would be a legitimate reason for return/repair. I am not experiencing the 161 error...