The setup procedure for TV Guide Onscreen on this unit requires tuning the cable box to channel 2 so the unit can find the proper code to communicate with the cable box. Comcast in Washington DC has eliminated channel 2, and their cable box will not tune to channel 2. Phone support for both Panasonic and Comcast say there is nothing they can do about this. It's a catch-22. But I'm not ready to give up just yet. There must be a way to accomplish this setup. Has anyone else had this problem? Any suggestions for what I might try? Thanks!
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14 INITIALIZATION OF THE MICROPROCESSOR
When the indication of the display is not normal or when the operation of the unit does not shows the reasonable result, the initialization of the
microprocessor is required by the following procedure.
1 Switch off the unit and remove the AC cord from the wall
2 Hold the following AUTO button and PCM button, and plug
the AC cord into the outlet.
3 Check that the entire display is flashing with an interval of
about 1 second, and release your fingers from the 2 buttons
and the microprocessor will be initialized.
• If step 3 does not work, start over from step 1.
• If the microprocessor has been reset, all the button settings are
reset to the default values (the values set upon shipment from
• Calling out preset stations from the main unit‘s panel.
1 Press the TUNING PRESET button. TUNING
FUNCTION 2 Turn the FUNCTION knob and
select the desired station.
TV CD CDR/MD/TAPE RECEIVER
TUNER PHONO CD
Go into the TV's setup screen and make sure its tuning mode is set for "cable" (may say "CATV"). I'm not familiar with this set so I don't know exactly what the screen will say, but there should be some reference to channel setup, TV setup, tuning band, etc. It's probably set on "AIR" now.
Normally, when set for off-air reception, the set works properly for channels 2 through 13, and 14 up don't tune properly. Since you're getting channels up to 19, there may in fact be some kind of tuner problem. If the TV is already set for cable tuning, you may have found why the former owner was freecycling it. But check that tuning mode.
In our case, Time Warner has dropped the channel TV Guide, it used to be channel 99, but it's not even offered any longer, so it would appear that unless this TV guide info/source is fed to the DMR - DVD by some other method, rather than having to have that specific tv channel, I think we are S. O. L.
l. Push the "Menu button" 2. Push the "Menu button" again 3. Scroll to "Setup" and push "OK" 4. Scroll to "Guide setup" and push "OK" 5. Scroll to"No Auto Tune" 6. Click on arrow next to "No Auto Tune". This will change it to "Auto Tune". 7. Now exit, or just punch in any channel number.
You should now be able to go directly to a channel without entering zeros.
TV SETTING 1. Press the MENU button. 2. Use or button to select the TV setting menu, then press or button. 3. Use or button to select the Channel no. setting and use the or button to change from AIR (over-the-air broadcasts) to CABLE (cable/satellite broadcasts). 4. Use or button to select the Tuning mode and use the or button. 5. Use or button to select the Auto tune and press or button to confirm the selection. The unit will immediately search through all possible TV channels and store those channels with signals in memory. After this is complete, the unit will switch to the first channel found. 6. To exit the MAIN MENU and return to the normal screen, press the EXIT button. Note : In DVD mode, this option is not available. Remarks: 1. Channel no. : 2-69 channel for Air mode, 1-125 channel for Cable mode. 2. Tuning mode : Air or Cable mode are available. 3. Auto tune : Searches for usable stations and stores them in memory. 4. Skip : ON - Skip weak channels. OFF - No channel skip. 5. Fine tune : The frequency changes to allow fine tuning. 6. AFC : Auto frequency control. 7. MTS : Select the Mono sound/Stereo sound/Secondary Audio Program (SAP). 21 TV SETUP MTS (Multi-channel Television Sound) SETTING This feature allows reception of sound other than the main audio for the program. 1. Press the MENU button. 2. Use or button to select the TV setting menu, then press or button. 3. Use or button to select MTS menu, and press or button to select the options (Mono, Stereo, SAP) 4. To exit the MAIN MENU and return to the normal screen, press the EXIT button on remote control. Note: • MTS only operates while in TV mode. • The SAP (Secondary Audio Programs) feature allows a TV station to broadcast other information, which could be audio in another language. RESTORE SETTING If you reset the TV to the factory settings, all your present settings on picture & sound will be erased and replaced by the factory’s default settings. However, picture setting in PC mode and parental setting will not be erased.
I have two Panasonic DMR-EH50s and one DMR-E85H. I also have a Sony
DHG-HDD250 which also uses TVGOS, but it is a HD recorder (that means
full DIGITAL capabilities, including the TVGOS ) My TVGOS went out in
the middle of April. I messed around on the support sites for about
two weeks and found little real info.
The bottom line: I live in Madison, WI & have Charter
Cable. None of my DVRs were receiving the TVGOS. Charter was not
processing and/or transmitting the TVGOS properly (doesn't really
matter the DVRs couldn't receive them), so I called them up, got to
their "Level 3 Technical Support" and explained to them that I could
not receive the TVGOS digitally or analog (converted digital) on any of
my DVRs. They called me back a week later and told me to try it
So, all you need to do (if your local Cable Company is sending it properly):
WARNING - All SCHEDULED programs that you have previously scheduled by
using the TVGOS will be deleted (NOTE: not the programs that are
already recorded on your hard drive, they will NOT be deleted)
Turn the unit off.
Press the up channel & down channel (on the box, not on your remote
control) at the same time & hold them for at least 10 seconds.
This will reset the entire TVGOS system back to the default settings
that were present when you first plugged in your DVR. This erases all
previous info that your DVR had about what station it used to get the
signal from and forces it to scan all the channels looking for the new
channel. This is the only way to force this to occur.
When you turn on the unit, it will run you through the setup like it
did when you plugged it in for the first time. Enter your zip code,
etc. and when you are done, turn it off & leave it off overnight.
If your TVGOS has the Station Grid but no listings, be patient, TVGO
updates its own firmware on your DVR automatically, and that may be all
that happens the first night. It should start updating the listings the following night.
If it found the station grid, this is a great sign!!!! This means that
your cable company is working on it!!!! It took my local Cable Company
about 7 or 8 days to get it working properly, but now my 3 Panasonics
and my HD Sony are all receiving full listings!!!!
If you are still getting nothing, complain to your LOCAL Cable
Company. It is up to them to ensure that the signal is converted to
analog & sent out over cable.