Originally Posted by teleskier
...without any TVGOS data, what are the OTA steps to use your DHG-HDD as a simple VCR?
I don't know if other people have tried this, or if this works the same on all these units, but what I recently did when I lost all Guide and clock-updating was this: It was by accident. I was doing the G* Test on a number of channels to see if I could get a clock reset. Well... I ended up double-clicking into a Guide Factory Reset. I lost my Scheduled recordings. Anyway, I saw that the clock and date sets back to 12am, Jan 1st, 2004. I looked up the day for that date. It's a Thursday.
So, on a Wednesday night, looking at my digital atomic clock, I did the Guide Factory Reset at 12:00:00am. This gives me a correct clock and day of the week for my scheduled manual recordings. Just very recent, I found that WKBN Youngstown, OH (OTA 27.1, RF 41) is sending clock updates (and supposedly Guide data - - - I'm doing testing on this now - - - don't have a grid/listing yet). If fact, I had another lockup and lost date/clock. I tuned to 27.1 and did the G* Test and inside of 30 seconds... I got my current date and clock back!
When this TVGOS finally goes away on this station, I'll do the Guide Factory Reset and do my manual recordings, as I'm doing now (currently with the proper date/year and time).
OK, it's almost 5pm. My 250 is scheduled to record the news. In a little while, I check to see if I have any listings. I moved and setup my rabbits ears (got rid of the flat wire and converted it to coax a few years ago) to get a steady signal with WKBN (72%) last night. I'll have over 12 hours of the 250 being off to get data.
Just checked. No Listings/Grid. We'll keep doing a 6-to-12 hour off period each night this week.
Edited by CleCakYngMfd - 1/28/13 at 2:14pm