Originally Posted by brad2thebone
Is there a way to change the time zone displayed when watching digital OTA broadcasts? I emailed Toshiba, and they said this is encoded in the broadcast. If this is the case...all of the Seattle, WA time codes are wrong, because everything shows up as East Coast. Does anybody know?
I have the same problem. I believe that this is a TV problem, as I have looked at the ATSC spec, specifically A/65b Annex A, and it says:
These two quantities can be obtained from the user interface (indicating time zone and daylight savings observance) or from the conditional access system, if present, and stored in non-volatile receiver memory.
and in A/69 Section 6.6 it says:
A receiver needs two pieces of additional information before it can use the STT data to track local time of day: 1) the offset in hours from UTC (the time zone), and 2) whether or not daylight savings time is observed locally. For a digital television, this information may be entered directly by the consumer via a unit setup function. For a cable set-top box, this information may be delivered by the system operator.
So, it sure looks like we need to be able to set the timezone. The Toshiba guy may have been thinking of cable, but if you are OTA, then there needs to be a config to set.
If you could get the tech to quote the part of the spec that gives the TV set the time zone, I'll check it out to see if it's true, and also if it's available to OTA broadcast locally.