Snipped from the Sony facebook page:
Good morning! I'm Sarah Kepler, the supervisor for Sony Support USA. This is our official statement... We are currently working towards a resolution on this. We understand this is an inconvenience to many of our customers and we most certainly appreciate your patience. When we have more details, we'll be sure to update the eSupport site. Many thanks for your understanding on this.
Supposedly, Rovi started pulling the TVGOS plug before vendors (Sony, Dish, Panasonic, LG and others) were notified. Stay tuned.
Do you guys really think Sony is going to follow through on a fix? Honest question, not trying to sound snarky. As most have speculated, the ability to set time and date would be the minimum hope. If they could find a way to make it utilize PSIP data, so we could at least have a limited guide with names, would be great. To me, it just does not seem feasible on Sony's part to re-engineer an eight year old piece of gear. Maybe I'm wrong.
I have a Tivo Premiere that I ordered two weeks ago still sitting in the box. I was ready to pull one of my 250s from service when I saw the initial post that Sony was working on a "fix." Now I'm torn on whether to go ahead and put the Tivo in or wait it out. I have a Channel Master CM-7000PAL whose PSIP guide is pulling in anything from 12 to 72 hours worth of data, so at least I have a semi-reliable fall back. I do need that third or fourth tuner, so I'm of the mindset to get the inevitable out of the way and put the Tivo into service.
The only thing that makes me a little gun-shy about the Tivo is the repeated comments about its supposed "weak" tuners. Plus, I'll need to subscribe for Internet service. I'm out in the boonies, so service options are limited, and I haven't really had a reason to get it until now. I've never had reception problems, but just another question mark when I didn't need one. I'm OTA only and am in the Dallas market.
I wish Sony would say exactly what they are going to fix.