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Old 05-07-2010, 04:05 PM   #1
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Default TVGOS: If your TV has the feature, what's your make & model?

I'm looking for a 32" TV with the TVGOS feature.

I'm having trouble finding out which models if any have a channel guide.

If your TV has a decent channel guide with OVER-THE-AIR reception, please provide your make and model of TV.

Thanks!

PS: If I must, I'll go for a larger screen TV with the feature, but I really don't need a bigger screen.
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Old 05-07-2010, 09:03 PM   #2
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Please read the other post that I made on the same subject in this forum. The answer is to check out the manufacturer list on the link provided and choose which television best suits your needs.

As Technology changes so will the protocol. As of right now, even my cheap $50 Channel Master CM 7000 D2A box has a on screen program guide. As far as programming it to record or remember your favorite programs, you might as well just use Titantv.com, that is what I do!

Unfortunately, television changes at almost the same rate as the technology behind new computers and what is state of the art today is yesterdays news 3 months from now. Your best bet is to find a good television with the features that you wish to have such as the Toshiba and pay what you think that it is worth today to have the latest and greatest. 6 months from now when it is a standard feature on all new televisions, you will wish that you waited a little longer to run right out and buy what you thought was a must have item. Unless my television was struck by lightning tomorrow, I wouldn't buy a new television unless Walmart was giving them away for practically nothing. One reason might be because OTA television is probably going to go away in the next couple of years and everyone will be forced to subscribe to cable or SAT TV to get even their local programming.
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Old 05-08-2010, 06:06 AM   #3
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My TV has the TVGOS and it sucks, it does not list many of the sub channels
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Old 05-08-2010, 07:43 AM   #4
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OTA television is probably going to go away in the next couple of years and everyone will be forced to subscribe to cable or SAT TV
And this speculation comes from exactly where???? Or are we talking about somewhere other than the US? :
Nearly 800,000 U.S. TV households 'cut the cord,'

To answer to OP's question, Sony TV's should be the major current TVGOS example.
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OTA TV is not going to be gone in a couple of years. With the amount of money now invested in HDTV it is a sure bet it will be at least a full generation (20 years or so) before there is even a chance that free TV will vanish from the airwaves.

I too have been looking for a smaller television that provides and EPG. I found the following is the only inexpensive model to have one. Apparently this Sanyo model is available only at Wal Wart. Other than that many Sony and Mitsubishi models have them but they are pricey.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sanyo-32-L...32648/10929989
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That doesn't have TVGOS.
All current sets will display a very limited program guide on a per channel basis. That isn't anywhere near what TVGOS does.
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I have an old Samsung 30" crt model from 2004 tha has a very nice program guide with detail info and it lets me select programs to automatically change the channel just like DirecTV. But it only shows what the stations send, so tomorrows shows are not in the guide. No TVGOS.

The only real problem with this set is that the tuner freezes for 10 to 20 seconds when tuned to a station on the wrong side of the digital cliff. Guess its spinning its loops trying to decode a signal.

We also have a nice LG 20" LCD that has NO guide. It might show the name of the program or it might not depending on ????.

Also have the Samsung DTB-260H connected to an old Sony HD ready widescreen. It has basically the same guide as the CRT Samsung without the tuner freeze.

I plan to get a DTV-Pal DVR soon so I hope the TVGOS stuff is still working in our area.
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That doesn't have TVGOS.
All current sets will display a very limited program guide on a per channel basis. That isn't anywhere near what TVGOS does.
This should help. Here is a list of TV's with a TV Guide.

http://www.rovicorp.com/support/13350.htm
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Just to confirm. The Sanyo model listed in the TVGOS link does indeed have the TV Guide. I bought the TV over the weekend and after about 24 hours the TV Guide feature began to work. It lists every OTA channel that I receive and lists up to 24 hours of programs for each channel. In addition, when you highlight a particular program it will give you a quick paragraph of info for that show.
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You would never know it according to Sanyo's literature.
That list they have provided is basically useless. You can probably triple the number of sets that had TVGOS as what is shown. For starters, Toshiba was not listed and mnay Mits TV's aren't either.
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Billiam and Videobruce,
Thanks for your posts. That 32' Sanyo is as I understand it, exclusive to US Wal-mart stores. If I really want it, I'm going to have to make a trip to Buffalo. Can I ask how much you paid for it?

Videobruce: Are you saying that some Toshibas have this service as well? I wonder if I could get one here in Toronto. Store salesmen have no idea what I'm talking about when I describe TVGOS and they rarely have a remote control around that I might be able to borrow and try to find it myself through the menu. Any Toshibas as small as 32" have it? Do you have any model numbers?
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... I plan to get a DTV-Pal DVR soon so I hope the TVGOS stuff is still working in our area.
Yea, that's the ticket Sam!
Record one HD pgm while you watch another.
Turn back live TV.
And a 7 day pgm guide, IIRC.

Only one problem: Sears ain't showin' it anymore...

Now Solid Signal is showing a CM-7000 DVR for $349.99 on a "Pre-Order" basis which appears to be the DVR PAL:
http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp...=HD%20DVR&sku=

But that's $50 more than Sears had the DVR PAL for.

And $105 more than SS was selling the DVR PAL for when they had it!

What gives???!!!
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Billiam and Videobruce,
Thanks for your posts. That 32' Sanyo is as I understand it, exclusive to US Wal-mart stores. If I really want it, I'm going to have to make a trip to Buffalo. Can I ask how much you paid for it?

Videobruce: Are you saying that some Toshibas have this service as well? I wonder if I could get one here in Toronto. Store salesmen have no idea what I'm talking about when I describe TVGOS and they rarely have a remote control around that I might be able to borrow and try to find it myself through the menu. Any Toshibas as small as 32" have it? Do you have any model numbers?
Yeah, unfortunately the only place you can purchase this TV is at Wal Wart. I relented and went in and purchased it last weekend. $378 in store. The first time in 9 years that I have purchased anything from that store. When I got home from the store I felt compelled to take a long shower because I felt just plain creepy and icky, for lack of a better term.
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Are you saying that some Toshibas have this service as well?
AFAIK, some did, but not now.

Billiam; It amazes me how many 'well to do' types actually shop at that s*it hole just to save a couple of bucks. I won't shop there.

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But that's $50 more than Sears had the DVR PAL for.
And $105 more than SS was selling the DVR PAL for when they had it!
What gives???!!!
Demand.
Problem with that DTV Pal;
1. No CATV, OTA only,
2. Cheap, unconventional plastic case. Equipment can't be stacked above it (non standard shape and width),
3. Spotty distribution (or lack of),
4. Heat issues,
5. Possible QC issues,
6. Questionable support.
The 1st one is a deal breaker for me.

Look for a used Sony DVR on e-bay. In spite of it's age, it's the only one with OTA and CATV inputs (which I consider a must) other than the TiVo HD w/ pay subscription.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Sony-DHG-HDD250-...item23071e10d2
(item # 150443266258 if the link doesn't work)
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Billiam; It amazes me how many 'well to do' types actually shop at that s*it hole just to save a couple of bucks. I won't shop there.

Demand.
Problem with that DTV Pal;
1. No CATV, OTA only,
2. Cheap, unconventional plastic case. Equipment can't be stacked above it (non standard shape and width),
3. Spotty distribution (or lack of),
4. Heat issues,
5. Possible QC issues,
6. Questionable support.
The 1st one is a deal breaker for me.
Yeah hate that store also.

Found the DTV Pal DVR on KMart website for the Sears price. Also an extended warranty for about $30. Researching whether MasterCard will add its warranty for an on-line purchase.

I NEVER buy extended warranties but this guy would be the exception.
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