Originally Posted by johnd393
I have 2 DtvPal's in use. I reset the time a couple days ago. They had both been about 5 minutes fast. When I do the reboot and allow the time to autoset , I always get a hour off. I correct the hour manually. I think than it never corrects the time and continues to drift.
I have a network hub near the TV. I just plugged one DTVPal into the network . We'll see if the time updates.
Let us know what happens with your DTVPal that is connected to your network. After playing with this myself for a few minutes tonight I'm skeptical that it will find an ntp server (my PSIP time is only 2 or 3 seconds ahead of my atomic clock, but I expected to see some change if it locked onto an ntp server). I tried connecting to a network, enabling updates, setting the update time to a few minutes ahead, turning off the DTVPal, and letting it do the "check for update" reboot. The time was still 3 seconds off from my atomic clock. I also tried setting the clock 5 minutes ahead manually, and then setting the update time a few minutes ahead, and letting it do the "check for update" reboot. the clock was still off 5 minutes when it was done. It could be that I didn't wait long enough for it to find the ntp server, although the second I plugged the network cable in, the DTVPal alerted me that it had found a network connection.
Something else I noticed is that this reboot doesn't do a scan for PSIP data like the soft reboot does. After it reboots, it shows the "loading please wait" screen, and then switches to a screen that reports that it is going to standby. It does not even go to the "loading program information" screen with the progress bar. In other words, I don't believe that enabling updates will aid in keeping the PSIP data updated, if that is what jccsup was suggesting.
Update: I left the network plugged in all night, and set the Updates time to 1:00am. This morning there was no change. The DTVPal clock is off by 3 seconds the same as before connecting the network. For comparison, I sync'd my computer to the ntp server that it points to (realizing that it probably wouldn't be the same server that the DTVPal would use), and my computer clock is now exactly the same time as the atomic clock. Unless this ntp server just happens to be 3 seconds slow, like the PSIP time, I doubt that my DTVPal is looking for an ntp server.Edited by mabuttra - 4/25/13 at 5:03am