Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook


Forgot your password?

Submission + - Tivo won't fix daylight savings for Series 1 Tivos

Caballero writes: "Tivo has decided that even though owners of Series 1 Tivos continue to pay for the Tivo service, they will not get an update to handle the upcoming change to daylight savings time in the US. Instead they've been asked to ignore an incorrect clock and if they have any manual recordings to manually adjust them by an hour for three weeks and then put them back when DST would have gone in to effect. Of course, they're going to have to do this every six months for the remaining life of the device. Series 1 owners pay the same monthly fee as owners of newer units. Shouldn't they get fixes that are required to make the system function properly?

The text of the message Tivo sent:

Dear TiVo Subscriber,

As Daylight Saving Time commences three weeks early this year, we thought we'd beat the clock to let you know how this unusual schedule might affect recordings on your TiVo(r) Series1 DVR. (Hint: Chances are slim.)
While the TiVo service will continue to automatically record your Season Pass(tm) programs and WishList(r) searches at the correct airtimes without incident, there are two things to note:

1) For the three weeks that follow the new Daylight Saving Time start date (March 11), your Series1 TiVo(r) DVR may display the incorrect time.
Again, to be clear, this is only a cosmetic issue and should not affect your Season Pass(tm) and WishList(r) recordings.

2) If you have any MANUAL recordings scheduled between March 11 and April 1, you
will need to adjust those recordings as appropriate. Here's how:
- From TiVo Central, select Pick Programs to Record, then To Do List.
- Locate your Manual Recording (by channel, date, time) and adjust accordingly. For example, if you have a daily manual recording from 8:00 am — 9:00 am, you will need to change it to 7:00 am — 8:00 am on March 11. (Quick Tip: If there are no recordings in this list preceded by the word "Manual", there's nothing further you need to do.)
- On April 1 be sure to change it back to its actual time, i.e., 8:00 am — 9:00 am.

For more details, please visit

Thanks for being a TiVo subscriber and here's to a beautiful spring!

- Your friends at TiVo

TiVo, Season Pass(TM), and WishList® are trademarks or registered trademarks of TiVo Inc's subsidiaries. ©2007 TiVo Inc. 2160 Gold Street Alviso, CA 95002-2160. All rights reserved. Please feel free to review our Privacy Policy."

Someday your prints will come. -- Kodak