Yesterday, when I had had no listings (Los Angeles area) in the grid for a couple (few?) days, the power went out. When I turned the DHG on after about ten minutes, the face panel clock was not set. So, sort of like for old times sake, I tuned to 2.1 (CBS digital Los Angeles area), ran the 9012 G* Factory Test, and put the DHG in standby. In about a minute it had the correct time and date, same as always. Now the TVGOS downloads only occurred every so often, and took a while, and would not have been just the time over and over. So I am supposing that with or without TVGOS, the DHG was getting, can still get, the time from PSIP infromation, at least from a reliable station in the area. Of course, this may not be how it really works; perhaps the local CBS station still has the inserter working, just without any listing information being sent. Would anyone want to try this in an area where the TVGOS, including inserter, is totally, reliably gone?
Edited by cablenest - 2/23/13 at 8:41pm