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Daylight saving this weekend!

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by Chris Blount, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. Foxbat

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    Your brain adjusts to become more temporally-aware. Those Hoosiers that live in counties that do observe DST don't get too annoyed dealing with us. The company that I work for is owned by a company that's based in East Chicago, about an hour west of us. That's always fun to deal with when we schedule meetings. Fortunately, Outlook is pretty smart about it, so everyone sees meeting times in their local time.

    Since ours is a 24-7-366 company, having to deal with items produced Sunday morning where we're at is no big deal. Seems really stoopid that two items produced five minutes apart get time-stamped 65 minutes apart one day, then six months later, that five minute difference would show up as the older unit being 55 minutes younger than the oldest... Confused yet? See how much easier it is to do it our way?
     
  2. hohum

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    must be why the program guide is an hour behind for next weeks shows. I was scanning the guide to set timers and shows that start at 8 are in the guide for 7. I thought it was a soft ware thing and was going to set timers later.
     
  3. Steve Mehs

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    Sorry I didn’t respond sooner, I forgot about this thread. With the timers this is how my DishVCR handled the beginning and endings of every DST that I used it through. Example, NYPD Blue is on ABC 10-11PM on Tuesdays. The time on the 508 was always correct, however when I went into the timer management screen the timer for Blue and all my other shows was off by an hour, for Blue it would either have it record from 9-10 or 11-12 depending on if it was spring ahead or fall back. Waited a few hours or rebooted the thing to give it a chance to correct itself, but by the time it got to 7 or 8 at night on Sunday I was reprogramming all my timers. I don’t understand how my timers could be off by an hour, but this behavior IMO is totally unacceptable, the 508 is the only VCR I owned that chocked in some way when it came to DST.

    Are you saying that out of the 4 showing, you only want to record two at a time, the noon and 6PM showings? But you don’t want to record the other two, since you will see them eventually in the correct order. If that’s the case I believe you can just set up a Wishlist, or you can do it the Dish way and record by time and channel. TiVos can do time based recordings just like VCRs if you wish.
     
  4. Mike Richardson

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    I only want to record the 12 PM. It's just a theoretical question. I will not be buying a TiVo.

    A small clarificatin: A VCR is a video casette recorder. A receiver which records to a hard disk drive is not a video casette recorder. Such a receiver is a digital video recorder. :nono:
     
  5. Steve Mehs

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    The Dish receivers with hard drives will always be known as digital VCRs to me, until they get some sort advanced recording features like Replay TV and TiVo.
     
  6. Mike Richardson

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    Digital VCRs are known as DVHS. JVC has/is manufacturing such models. :)
     
  7. Neutron

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    I live in Clark County Indiana. Its interesting because the county north of us, Scott County, is on standard time year around. They do call it fast time/slow time here as well.

    I'm from Texas, so this is always an interesting thing.
     

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