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    I just noticed last night that my VCR (combo VCR/DVD player, Sony, less than 2 years old) thinks that we've gone back to Standard time. It's not a Y2K tragedy, but fortunately I don't use the timer very often.

    Any other supposedly smart home appliances that don't know what time it is (in the US anyway) this week?
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  • #2
    Yeah, MY VCR.
    Any other supposedly smart home appliances that don't know what time it is (in the US anyway) this week?
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    • #3
      Hmmm. Never thought about that. My power seems to blink at least twice a week so I gave up on keeping the VCR clock set. I need to check the digital watches that I hardly wear and see if they are correct.
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      • #4
        My alarm clock/radio. Keeps resetting based on the old DST. Luckily we just use it as a clock and radio in the bathroom. But the wrong time bugs my gf.
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        • #5
          They moved daylight savings time back a week. Any preprogrammed appliances will be correct next week.
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          • #6
            Hunh... both my phone and my cable box DVR are OK. Actually, my phone is such a budget model that it probably doesn't even keep track of DST. Heaven knows it doesn't get its time from or check the network time but slides ever farther behind without attention from me at least once a month or so to set it forward several minutes. The clock in it may be the least accurate clock I've owned since the heyday of those idiotic LED and LCD wristwatches everyone had to have in the 70s.

            I have an Omega -- that my grandfather bought in Switzerland in 1957 or '58 -- I think they may have been among the last to fly to Europe in a propeller driven airliner -- and it keeps time about 10 or 15 times better than my phone's crystal driven clock.

            Whenever I'm trying to explain why digital audio interfaces need to have their clocks synchronized and the person says -- but the internal clock is a super accurate mystical, magical crystal -- I mention cheap digital watches... but I think it's lost on them anyhow.

            How come something that keeps time for days, weeks, months (as long as I keep shaking my wrist back and forth, anyhow) with little tiny gears and springs is so much more accurate than our supposedly high technology?

            I guess I'm just gonna have to get myself an atomic wrist watch. Which is full circle -- since the now 50 year old Omega has a glow in the dark radium dial.
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            • #7
              Some device clocks are actually preprogrammed. Cars, DVD players, etc. Daylight savings changes are part of that. This week is a change in the schedule. So devices without this programing aren't effected.
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              • #8
                My Betamax just keeps blinking 120 over and over.


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                • #9
                  That explains why my G4 was an hour behind! Brilliant.

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                    • #11

                      Any other supposedly smart home appliances that don't know what time it is (in the US anyway) this week?


                      You should set your vcr to record CSPAN. That way it'll know right away if Congress decides to change the DST schedule.

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                      • #12
                        I just noticed that my Blackberry is an hour off. :arg:
                        My friends have big houses and new cars. I own music equipment.

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