Has anyone else had problems with the clock on the 530? Mine runs about 1:20 late, so I end up missing the first minute or so of shows I record. I can go into the "Options" then "Timers" function to manually adjust the start times of each show, but it's a hassle. Any recommendations?
Actually, I found on my 530 (replaced by a 630) that I consistently missed the last minute of most recorded shows - so it was a similar problem. The front panel time display though was accurate, but the recordings started early. I always assumed that the receiver got its time from the satellite, so its probably not a clock problem, but a recording problem. (I don't have the problem on the 630)
I've been having the same problem as 1Norcalman with my 505. It runs a full minute to a minute and a half behind, it says 11:13 now and my computer says 11:14. Its been happening for a while, but I'm not sure exactly how long.
That was always a problem missing the last minute of a show with my two 530 receivers. Had to just put up with the wife nagging about it all the time. With the 530 being limited with the one tuner single recording made it hard to just add a minute to every show.
my 630 seems to be a minute slow. I have a clock automatically set by WWV and is usually withing a fraction of a second of NIST time. and the PVR is usually about a minute behind that. so I tend to miss a minute or so of the beginning of a show.
setting early start doesn't work when you are recording consecutive shows that are on different channels and you are watching something else. so that's not a good workaround.
We spoke with the folks at our Broadcast group and they made a couple of adjustments on Friday afternoon. Based on my testing over the weekend, everything looks good again with respect to recordings starting at the expected time.
If anyone is still experiencing this issue, let us know the channel name/number and program and we will investigate further.
Are you watching mostly HD? I find the clocks are off by about a minute on some HD channels. Of course it varies base upon which clock is being examined. The front panel clock is different from the OSD clock, which is different from the timer reminder clock, which is different from the timer auto-tune clock.