Mark/Joe - I spoke with Jay over at Rovi, he's one of the upper level engineers dealing with TVGOS and the problem here in Los Angeles. He was very helpful and informed me that they would hopefully be implementing a fix today (Thursday) for the OTA feed, then later for the the cable issue. He said they believed the issue to be a program descriptor for my zip was longer than 64 characters and was causing a buffer overflow leading to a reset. Both my machines were actually resetting in the 15th and 45th minute past the hour and wouldn't get clock back until 01 and 31 past the hour.
So I thought about that a little and it occurred to me that if I put a different zip code in that had a different program descriptor the reset wouldn't occur. I know, I know, but I was desperate and grasping at straws, so I put in a zip code in my 500 for an area in Orange County. Well
smack me silly, the resets stopped, but Orange County uses the same guide line-up as Los Angeles so explain that one. Not only did the resets stop I actually got a single line (ch2) of grid within a few hours. So, based on that result I decided to us the same zip code as "possumgirl", who for some strange reason was not experiencing any guide issues. The next day I had full grid and as of this morning I have full grid with full listings for 7 days, she obviously lives in a MAGIC ZIP CODE area.
I have left my 250 alone, it is still resetting but I'm waiting to see if anything changes today when Rovi are planning on implementing their fix. Dan from the spiffspace board was also having problems with his 500, he changed his unit to the same zip code in Orange County that I tried and he got full grid after a couple of days. So how is it that my zip (90065) is having reset issues but possumgirl's zip (91740) is not, one would think that all zip codes within the greater Los Angeles/Orange County area that are served by Mt Wilson transmitters would have the same problems?
I'll update you guys when/if the Rovi change returns my 250 to normalcy.