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Clock resetting problems

20070411 Since the DST change (earlier than before and not programmed into any older units like this one) when I had to manually set the clock on this machine, I've had problems. Now with the passing of the old DST switchover date, it seems to want to stay stuck 1 hr behind. Isn't this machine supposed to set its own clock by detecting a special signal via a TV broadcast channel subcarrier or similar? It's always stayed on time until now! Help anyone? Thanks for trying, Jim

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Re: Clock resetting problems

You might contact your cable provider and see if their system indeed is broadcasting this subcarrier information. If so, is their system on the correct time? You might be able to turn this feature off on your VCR. Another thing to try, is disconnect the VCR from the cable system, set the clock, and see if it stays on time. This may indicate whether it is indeed locking it's time to the cable provided time.

Posted on Apr 12, 2007

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