Originally Posted by Jed1
Sony will have to udate the players firmware, not the TVGOS firmware, to add the ability to make a manual clock set.
It is Sonys fault that there is no manual clock set as they relied on the TVGOS data to set the clock on this device. Every TVGOS device that I have owned had the ability to set the clock manually. Even VCRs that had guide pluse in them. This is not the responsibility of Rovis software but the manufacturers.
So you would have to hack Sonys software in order to be able to set the clock manually.
Neither Sony nor Rovi will ever release a new firmware update for these bought, paid for, out of warranty, laregly forgotten about by the general public devices which have long ago been calculated into their balance sheet and writen off as an expense and reported out to shareholders.
Furthermore the source code for either the TVGuide or devices firmware will never be seen by us as it would be an attack vector to access the encrypted content stored on the hard drive(s) and you all know how paranoid Sony is being a love/hate hardware/content provider.
I agree that be responsibility rests on Sony's shoulders since they sold you the device and provided the warranty, not Rovi. Furthermore they are responsible for the specifications, integration, and performance of the product.
When you have a warranty issue with your Apple cell phone-who do you go to? The manufacturer, who cannot say "Oh so sorry, but the touch screen is bad and thats made by samsung, so you will have to contact them", or on the software side, if you have a problem with Windows does Microsoft say "oh our networking stack was done by a middleware company so contact XYZ Incorporated if you have a problem"????
OTOH-I hope I am proven wrong.