Originally Posted by electrictroy
Good thing they thought to include a manual-set clock, unlike the Dish programmers.
I'd be happy to use the manual clock if it didn't zero out to 00:00 2008-01-01 every time the power was disconnected. One quirk of using the manual clock is that the DISPLAY key shows the current and next programs' times by GMT, but I can live with that.
Originally Posted by kenavs
I don't think it is reasonable to expect stations to send out different information just because the Zinwell team is inept.
And indeed I don't expect that; I just muse that it would have been nice if the stations aimed for the lowest common denominator.
Remember, not all receivers that use this information are Coupon Eligible converters. Some TVs may use the information to update a local clock that is even displayed on analog stations.
Of the three televisions I have with ATSC tuners, none attempt to decode the DST information: two have manual selections for DST to be off or on, and the third is oblivious to it, remaining on standard time always, so for eight months of the year I need to set it to Eastern instead of Central to get it to interpret PSIP time by CDT.
Have you tried to reset the Zenith, by unplugging it for a while. I would recommend at least 10 minutes.
I had tried that for ten seconds when the problem first appeared and there was no change; after reading your recommendation I gave the DTT901 a half-hour without power (no change) and then two hours plus a repeat of the initial configuration (still no change).
Right now I'm holding off to see what happens November 1 (when the boxes may understand "02" differently) and again on November 2 (after 2 AM CDT/1 AM CST, when we'll be on CST here). If the Zenith is still messed up, I'll give up on its Auto DST setting and just flip it between DST On and DST Off twice a year like the first two televisions I mentioned above. If the Zinwell is still messed up, that will be a factor in deciding whether I keep it or the Venturer.