Originally Posted by gigaguy
I guess I need to read up some more. I did not know there was any way to manipulate the clock. I need to read up.
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Yes, there are a handful of ways to adjust the Clock and/or Date with the DHGs. Read-up and decide which way you want to go about it, and whether you want to retain the Front Panel Clock (FPC) or not.
I chose to do a User Configuration Reset. This clears the TVGOS patch. IOW, there will be no more Front Panel Clock. It is not mandatory to the operation of the unit. There are two other ‘clocks’ in these units. For simplicity, the clock that is on the menu screen is the ‘Scheduled Timer’ clock. To synchronize with the day of the week, any ‘Warm Reset’ (Code 653 214 741) I do is on or around midnight, on a Thursday. This is because with many of these Sony units, the reset sets the date back to 12:00am, Jan 1, 2004, which is Thursday. Some people report a reset date of Jan 1st, 1990. That would be a Monday.
If you do these Warm Resets, you will retain your Scheduled Recordings, however, after each reset you must edit the Scheduled Recordings to set the dates back to Jan 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 or 7. .
So, with the above method, I have the time (minus/plus any offset time I do) and day of the week in sync on my 250.
In addition, if you were to keep recordings longer than a week, reset times other than midnight (or any other time of the day you may choose to do resets) would be required lest you will get duplicate date and time stamped recordings. They are not allowed. The most recent dupe ‘deletes’ the earlier one, even though you see the duplicate recording in the listing.
For many people, the above reset method (or the other unplug/plugin reset) is too much to fuss with. Many have gone the TeeBow way. Err… TiVo. I would go the Magnavox way (not HD) if my 250 dies.