Originally Posted by WS65711
To my understanding, the TVGOS that will continue to exist over the internet is THE SAME TVGOS that is on the internet now for the "V-10 Internet Capable" TV's. That V-10 TVGOS is a totally different animal (24 hours) than the V-8 TVGOS in the DHG (8 days). So even if you spent the (probably) $1000 to buy such a device as you describe, the best you would end up getting is 24 hours of Listings. And even if the box you describe were to be designed and built, the DHG firmware would still require extensive revision in order to be able to read and understand the V-10 data stream. Add to that the DHG's propensity to "miss" certain parts or the data during transmissions and, well, you know, JUST FORGET THAT IDEA!
Well, based on the price of the DTV-Pal adapter, IMHO, your estimate of $1000 would be a bit high by a factor of at least 10x. A price around $75 to $100 would be much more likely. Would owners of a DHG, plus all the other Sony, Toshiba, and other brands of devices that use TVGOS be willing to pay that? I think so. I know I would.
Such a converter would re-create the V-7/V-8 analog data stream (again, just like the DTV-Pal adapter). I thought that was obvious.
So, no firmware update would be required for any TVGOS legacy device.
I don't know about anyone else, but having just a day or two of listings, plus a clock, would be better than nothing and a reasonable compromise at this point.