Originally Posted by aydu
I've had a completely stable since doing my "fix" for over 7 conseutive weeks now. I think the problem with my 531 was either 1) too many channels for the memory of the recorder to handle or 2) two PBS stations in my cable lineup, which may have confused the 531 as to the right host station.
My fix is detailed in this thread and solved my problem 100%.
While the TVGOS signal may have it's own issues, it has proven to not be the culprit in the loss of information I was facing. Definitely something in the Pioneer recorder.
I only show about 9 channels in my setup (OTA only no cable). I also only have one PBS station to contend with, which is what the Pio uses for it's host, although my toshiba appears to get data from a different host channel (not PBS). I break down just about every 2-3 weeks.
I'm running right now, but yesterday I noticed that both 7 and 8 days out had no listings, so I suspect I'm getting close to a rebuilding message.
I thought I followed same appraoch as you, but I'm going to check it again. unfortunately, I tried turning off my one PBS staion hoping it would find the other TVGOS broadcast, but that didn't work, it continued to use the turned off PBS channel as the host.
At this point I'm just randomly stumbling around, I don't really expect to find a resolution.
I think you're right, this is in the Pio, and needs to be fixed by Pioneer, like that's gonna happen.
I do have to admit, the recording quality is good to excellent. I have started to have some problems on the last 7 minutes of a 2 hour DVD. around the 1:53 mark the DVD player I normally use to play these is starting to not be happy,( freezing , pausing , etc.). The last time it happened, I tried it in back in the Pio and it played ok. But this hasnt happend yet with other DVD recorder I have, my player seems to play them through ok. I suspect it is either the DVD (fmost likely culprit) or recording mechanism, not likely, but possible.
Thanks, for keeping us apprised of your status.