looks like Sony is dragging their feet on the clock issue...
It's not definitive but it looks like Sony want's us to accept the app as their fix...
Got this from the Sony Facebook site!..
I own a Sony DHG-HDD500 Digital Video Recorder. Sony relied on a third party TV guide system to program the device's clock. This third party is discontinuing its service; there is not a manual method to set the clock so the device cannot record. Sony is aware of the issue but blames the third party for ending its service. Sony is not coming up with an option so these devices are just expensive tuners (I bought mine used for over $500). They were $1000 new. Even without a tv guide, some, including myself, would be happy to be able to manually input the date and time so that we can still use our high definition recorder. Get Sony to support their mistake -- they relied on a third party but are not fighting to fix the situation or provide a solution. Sony is giving up on us so we should give up on them.
Like · · Monday at 11:57pm
Sony Hi Laura, the TV Guide On Screen® system is a third-party service provided by the Rovi® Corporation and is available on some Sony® TVs and digital recording products.
Currently the data for the Guide is sent by way of over-the-air and cable broadcast transmissions, and through an Internet connection to compatible devices.
On November 1, 2012 the Rovi Corporation began discontinuing the broadcast transmission of data from all US locations and will complete that process by April 2013 . Once the broadcast transmission ends in a location, the TV Guide On Screen service will be available only to devices that are Internet update capable and are connected to an active network connection.
For those units that do not connect to the internet a Recording Time Calculator app is now available via Google play;
Thanks, Scott Fuentes http://www.facebook.com/SSUSAScottFuentes
Sony Support USA
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