Originally Posted by klrambo41
I purchased my first unit the 15th of December 2008 from WalMart. I returned and exchanged it for a second unit on the 18th of January.
The clocks will NOT keep time! It loses several minutes during the day.
It also resets itself as it approaches 1:00 a.m. (I have watched it do it!!!!) -- setting itself back one hour. At that same time it changes from a.m to p.m.
It makes no difference if I use the "Auto" clock set or the manual clock set options. The clock has never worked for more than two days at at time!
There's one thing you haven't tried yet, maybe, that might help.Check this post for my "11:57 Procedure" for setting the clock on Philips/Magnavox units.
It uses the Auto Clock menu's Manual option to set a channel that provides a "reliable" time signal and gives a way to confirm that your unit is getting such a signal.
With Auto Clock just set for On, the unit searches ALL channels until it finds something it likes, but there seem to be many "spurious" or unrelaible signals that can make your clock go to 2037 or some other "fun" time in space.
The Manual setting option confines the channel search to just that channel you set, so it won't find any goofy stuff in a signal.
Use the "3575/3576" or the "2160" option depending on whether your unit allows you to set digital channels as a source or just analog... the 3575/3576 option is just analog.
With the 11:57 procedure, which takes just a few minutes, you can try a FOX channel, which is my only remaining source for a reliable time signal here... PBS goes to EST but I'm in CST zone.
Might be worth a try?