I still prefer the original "izzy" method.
Mark, I'm confused. I must be missing something. Please explain.
The Front Panel (TVG/Exit) reset is done while the DVR is running, i.e. when the time (and date) continue to advance. After I read your post, I waited overnight so that the date would advance (from 3/13/13 to 3/14/13) and performed a FP reset at 9:15 AM. Two minutes later, the --:-- appeared and I turned the DVR on. The time was still 9:15 AM (I lost 2 minutes) and the date was still 3/14/13. The FP clock is still present. So I don't understand how the FP reset can be used to correct the day of the week.
I realize that the method I described can require the device to be off for several days and is not for everyone. In my case, the DHG has been relegated to "overflow" status so it was no big deal. But once the time/day is set, then all is good until DST ends if there are no freezes.
I think you might be referring to a system where the Guide data has been reset and it always goes back to 1/1/04 when a reset is done. But I'm not sure. In my case, I have not reset the Guide on any unit.
And my apologies to Izzy if I corrupted his "method".
You can follow the link in my post to his original instructions. If you do a front panel reset, the clock comes up dashed out, and it is frozen in time, until you press the power switch. The same thing happens when you plug the DHG back in. It isn't the plug-in of your procedure that starts the clock, it is the first power on that you do after the clock comes up dashed out. You could plug the DHG back in on step 6, and press the power button on the DHG in step 7, and the clock would have still been at the time & date that it was several days before. You weren't the first person to change izzy's FP reset to an unplug, and plug. I thought izzy himself had also mentioned unplugging rather than doing the FP reset, but I might be wrong about that.
After messing with mine last weekend it had remained without a front panel clock, so on Thursday I played the tape just to get the front panel clock back. Then last night after a FP reset it was 1 hour 20 minutes fast, so I did another FP reset, and 1 hour 20 minutes later I pressed the power button, and my FP clock is now 30 seconds slow.