Originally Posted by mabuttra
I meant to reply to this yesterday, but forgot about it. For future reference, your DVR showed the symptom of being in "Demo" mode. The option to turn on and off Demo mode is in the 9012 menu. If you had realized that it was in demo mode, you could have just turned it off, and everything would have been back to normal.
Good to know for future reference. I wish Sony tech support knew this when I called. They said the behavior was normal.
Also, I see you mentioned using different TVGOS codes. Although the "VBI Search current channel" code seems to be harmless, other codes may not be. Be careful about experimenting with those codes, since nobody knows for sure whether those codes do what they say they do, or if there are any side effects to using them. I wonder if there may be a code that has the side effect of putting the DVR in demo mode? As an example, you said code 179324865 is "disable analog tuner", but the document I have describes that code as "Enable ATSC", there is no reference to the analog tuner.
Yes, the docs list it as "Enable ATSC", but displays "disable analog tuner" when set which is especially true for me now that all NTSC reception is over. After trying "File System Shell" and the display getting stuck, i figured I'd better stop screwing with service codes
I'd hate to see someone in the final days, weeks, or months of TVGOS delivery, do something to their DVR that would cause them to have to reset it, especially in areas where it can take weeks to get the grid back. The TVGOS could disappear at any time in any area.
Sorry for the lecture,
Yeah, you are lecturing. KPIX here in San Francisco will have the data going all the way until the bitter end as assured to me by their chief engineer. It sux I'll have to wait a week for it to build a grid. In the time until the bitter end, Sony had better help us with a tvgos 10.1 patch to work with a usb network adapter that we'll have to purchase. <- in a perfect world.Linksys USB300MEdited by davygrvy - 11/10/12 at 11:48am