And from the FWIW Department
And in adding to all the brains above: The inability of the Sony Box to process the newer digital Rovi stream and the changes to the local station equipment explains the “three” phases of 1) Not working to 2) Working, and now 3) Not working again in Houston since the digital transition.
In Houston OTA:
Immediately after the transition the normal HostSUFlag was 0xe68 and sometimes 0xf78.
Phase 2 (just over a year long):
It worked – 0xff8
Only 0xee8 is reached rather quickly. It has been that way since 6/30/2012 regardless the number of NumSearch’s. That was because of a “new hardware firewall” at the local station.
All three phases above were because of the very slight differences in either software or hardware changes to the local station firewall.
If Sony needs only some new flags, then I will be happy to mail them some. What colors do they need? And I will send them right away.
The local station may still be tinkering with the firewall; but honestly my chances of winning the lottery are a million times greater.