It's a hacked Philips 7000/17 S2 box (apparently running 4.0.1b-02-2-240), so I can't apply DirecTV's software update. Any idea how to fix this? There is no zoneinfo directory on the Tivo file system, so I don't know where its DST rules live. The clock is correct w.r.t. GMT, it just doesn't know what the new DST rules are.
I don't understand why this didn't happen last year. I think I would have noticed.
* It stopped recording The Daily Show at the proper time because I use a "manual" recording for that one (to stop getting a dozen copies of it a day when Comedy Central botches the metadata, which is often).
If you have shell access, see if it'll accept a POSIX timezone with explicit DST rules:
$ TZ=PST8PDT,M3.2.0,M11.1.0 date
If so maybe you can explicitly set that $TZ somewhere in the filesystem. Otherwise, just suffer until April 6th when DST would have taken effect under the pre-2007 rules.
If you could figure out a way to get a hacked 6.2a on the units your problem would go away. I don't recommend it.
It happened to me last fall (I have 6.2 and never did the 6.2a upgrade).
A cheezy hack that you can do is just set it to Mountain time for the next few weeks. You do that through the TiVo interface (I assume 4.0.1 lets you do that.) Doesn't work for me since I'm on the East Coast and it doesn't have the Atlantic time zone in there. I don't think the TiVo application uses the Unix timezone data, even if it is there.
You didn't have this problem last year because TiVo sent out a scripted hack for all Series 1 and DirecTivo units that were no longer getting upgrades to manually jack the TZ around until OldDST took over.
There was another one in the fall to re-jack TZ after OldDST ended until NewDST did.
I was in a lot of those meetings (mostly from an operational standpoint), it was all very last minute and hackish, which was disappointing.
I came across an interesting trick, from TiVo's email, of all places. Specifically uses The Daily Show as an example of where this trick will work: (direct quote from the Tivo mailing)
I have not yet tried this, but looks reasonably promising. Updating the wishlists has been on the to-do list for weeks now... just not high enough to get done.
Also, our DirecTivo (mostly unhacked) died recently, and we made the switch to a "normal" Tivo. For what it's worth, the new features are very well-implemented. It's good to be back in Tivo-land again, instead of the horribly limited, skewed DirecTV-sactioned Tivo land.
Anyway, hope the timezone thing works out and that the above idea helps out some...
"which is often" read:always. I got so frustrated I just stopped watching it on tv completely and watch online now.
I got the same thing last year, both spring and fall, on my unhacked Series 1. Had to mess with the Daily Show manual settings.
This spring everything worked right for me, no settings changes necessary. I noticed there was a reboot recently. Perhaps they sent out a fix again (better this time) for my model but forgot yours.
DST is the new y2k
You'd think after last year (round 1) people would know better buuuut. RIM had to yank their latest BES release 'cause it wasn't designed to accommodate new DST about 2 days after RTMing it... Since I'm on the beta server here, I don't know when any of my appointments are for anymore...nice.
Truer than you think; a FOAF tells me of a city-wide traffic light system that fell over every time the DST shift happened. It was cheaper to hire a bunch of people to go and reboot things at 2am twice a year than to fix the bug.
It's actually the old y2k — we went through this same crap back in 1987. Some other countries have had it even worse.
Western Australia did a particularly fine job.