1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

No Clock on STB

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by toobs, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. toobs

    toobs Legend

    559
    15
    Oct 10, 2012
    Does anybody knows why there is no clock display on any set top boxes for Directv? Mostly all Cable TV have a time display on the in front of their boxes. Why not satellite tv?
     
  2. Go Beavs

    Go Beavs Hall Of Fame

    3,639
    58
    Nov 18, 2008
    Portland,...
    It's an added cost that very few people probably use. Press info on the remote and the time will show in the info banner.
     
  3. toobs

    toobs Legend

    559
    15
    Oct 10, 2012
    I thought it was a patent issue.
     
  4. Go Beavs

    Go Beavs Hall Of Fame

    3,639
    58
    Nov 18, 2008
    Portland,...
    Yeah, I don't know about that one.

    I guess I wouldn't be all too surprised for someone to patent a 'clock' on an appliance but my microwave, stove, and weather station all have clocks on the front of them. Perhaps they pay licensing fees to do so. :p

    Anyway, I have no idea about a patent or lack thereof. Maybe someone else can chime in on this issue.
     
  5. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

    9,491
    523
    Jun 13, 2009
    I bought a $9.00 digital clock and it fits perfectly under the screen of my Sony TV. All of my receivers are behind closed doors so a clock would help me anyway.
     
  6. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    16,345
    503
    May 30, 2007
    Cincinnati
    It's the second most common complaint a friend reminds me of, just after them not separating SD and HD channels.
     
  7. toobs

    toobs Legend

    559
    15
    Oct 10, 2012
    Do you have the link to the clock? I need to get one <laugh>.
     
  8. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    32,456
    258
    Jul 28, 2004
    On behalf of the millions of former VCR owners...I see this as a blessing.

    Unless you like to look at a flashing 12:00 clock every time the power surges or goes out... :D
     
  9. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

    9,491
    523
    Jun 13, 2009
  10. cadet502

    cadet502 FHNSAB DBSTalk Club

    846
    0
    Jun 17, 2005
  11. Edmund

    Edmund Remote Master

    1,785
    13
    Apr 17, 2003
    Southern Ca
    Way back there were two models of DSS Directv receivers from Uniden, that had a clock display, which could change to Channel # instead. Models were UDS-200 & UDS-100.
     
  12. PCampbell

    PCampbell Icon

    1,644
    101
    Nov 18, 2006
    Hit info, its in the banner.
     
  13. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    17,054
    312
    Jan 4, 2006
    So do I... I have a clock on the wall, clock on my remote control and clock if I press "info". I don't need one staring me in the face that I'd just put "lightdims" on.
     
  14. kevinturcotte

    kevinturcotte Active Member

    3,957
    1
    Dec 19, 2006
    Outside...
    NOT separating SD and HD channels?! I see this as a MAJOR feature!
     
  15. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    15,397
    585
    Dec 2, 2010
    Winters,...
  16. acostapimps

    acostapimps Hall Of Famer

    1,866
    50
    Nov 5, 2011
    Illinois
    Wow i could a use a clock like that when i get "distracted" from a tv show and i realize i have to go to work rather than looking for the remote or cellphone :lol:
     
  17. Billzebub

    Billzebub Godfather

    795
    46
    Jan 1, 2007
    Pittsburgh, PA
    ++++++++1111111
     
  18. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    12,566
    61
    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    I wear a watch.


    (and have a pendulum clock on the wall, a "smart phone" on my person, and a laptop on the table next to me)
     
  19. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    7,347
    243
    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    I just hit the info button.
     

Share This Page