netringer; I have discovered, if you let the channel scan complete a full round of analog seraching, waiting for it to come around full circle and start scanning for digital channels, you can stop the scan by hitting the Pwr. button, then power it back up again (while the lamp is still on) you can go ahead and manually enter your 'in the clear' digital channels.
That solves two problems.
First, you don't have to wait 10-15 minutes for it to scan all the digital channels and second, you won't have to spend another 30 minutes deleting all of the 'encrypted' channels which also includes 45+ so called 'music' channels.
I was having a HUGE
problem with the set 'crashing' due to using the TVGOS on a CATV system that uses SDV. Due to the system constantly adding channels, the TV apparently gets overloaded with all of the sub channels and deletions, then the set just crashes deleting all of the digital channels and wiping out the TVGOS listings effectively forcing you to do a rescan and starting from scratch with TVGOS.
By not letting the system scan any of the digital channels, for whatever reason, no new QAM channels are added down the road.
Why your set crashes on ch. 82 is probably due tho the operators lousy PSIP data on that channel. I have read similar issues with other members having weird problems of their sets turning off for no reason on a certain channel.
Blame the FCC with their damn confusing 'virtual' channel nonsense.
If it's 93.1, then it's 93.1, not 2.1 just because the local station use to be on analog channel 2. If consumers can get use to just about everything else, they can get use to a simple number change.