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Old 03-08-2007, 10:33 PM   #1
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DST in 2007
March 8, 2007

At 2 a.m. Sunday, March 11, 2007, Daylight Saving Time (DST) starts three weeks earlier than usual in a federally mandated effort to save energy. At this time, the Stiletto 10 and 100 will not be able to automatically compensate for this recent change. If you live in a time zone which observes DST the time on your Stiletto will be one hour behind until April 1st, the previously observed beginning of DST. On April 1st, 2007, the time setting on the unit will be corrected.

In general, your device will continue to operate normally during the brief period the time setting is incorrect. There will be no impact to your ability to receive programming or use the LOVE function. However, if you intend to use timer recordings during this period, you will need to take steps to compensate for this offset.

(Updated Info Added by DAB) Also you will need to update all your scheduled recordings, because they will all be off by one hour once you make the Time Zone change. Also remember on April 1 when you can go back to your correct Time Zone, then you'll need to change the scheduled recordings again. It is my understanding that the next ZAP/OS update will not include a DST update, so it will more than likely be 3 or 4 months before this happens.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Q. What should you do if you use timer recordings?
A. Following the beginning of DST in your area, you will need to temporarily select the
next neighboring time zone to your east until the previously observed beginning of DST,
as follows:

If your local On Mar 11Then on April 1 Timezone is...set it to set it back to

Pacific Mountain Pacific
Mountain Central Mountain
Central Eastern Central
Eastern Atlantic Eastern

Q. What happens in the fall when DST ends?
A. We anticipate having a software update in place well before then that will permanently address this problem.

For additional questions regarding your Stiletto or SIRIUS service, please refer to the product manuals. You can also reach the dedicated Stiletto Technical Support Team at 1-800-869-5364 from 10 AM to 10 PM Eastern Time Monday through Saturday, or by
email at customercare@sirius-radio.com.
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It's not like this was a surprise. They should have known this when they designed the damn thing, the law was signed a full year BEFORE the Stiletto was released.

Sorry, just venting.
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Old 03-08-2007, 11:03 PM   #3
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Thanks for for the info, kinda worries me that they couldn't work this out.
I guess it's no big deal just changing your time zone.

I wouldn't want to be working at Sirius next Sun/Mon when all the phone calls from the people that don't read this fourm or get a E mail from Sirius notifying them.
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I usually get e-mail from Sirius, but I didn't receive this one.
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Old 03-09-2007, 12:47 AM   #5
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To my knowledge this was not sent via email. Perhaps they will send it out tomorrow as they should since this will certain impact all those that purchased Stiletto's.
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Maybe its because I just woke up, but I dont think I understand. I am eastern time, so I'm supposed to set my unit a timezone ahead???? Does this mean my 4pm show will not start untill 5? I have got to stop reading these in the morning.
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It's not like this was a surprise. They should have known this when they designed the damn thing, the law was signed a full year BEFORE the Stiletto was released.

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I agree, this is pretty sad they couldn't work this out.
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I agree, this is pretty sad they couldn't work this out.
I'll be another one echo that. Especially since they just released an update last week that didn't do much (other than appease the RIAA, apparently). You'd think they could have fixed the daylight savings thing too.
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A BIG THANK YOU to the US government or saving us energy for 3 weeks. I wonder how many missed appointments extra work and productivity will be lost during those 3 weeks?
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This sucks! I assumed that the time was set via satellite and would switch automatically when the change occurs (like cell phones do). Wonder if my XM Inno will have the same issue. I doubt it, since it seems to set itself via the satellite. I know I pulled the battery out the other day to reset it and it had 12:00AM on it for a moment and then updated quickly via the satellite signal after a moment.

Anyway, seems like this is something that should have been built into the satellite signal and not the radio software. Dumb move Sirius!
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This sucks! I assumed that the time was set via satellite and would switch automatically when the change occurs (like cell phones do). Wonder if my XM Inno will have the same issue. I doubt it, since it seems to set itself via the satellite. I know I pulled the battery out the other day to reset it and it had 12:00AM on it for a moment and then updated quickly via the satellite signal after a moment.

Anyway, seems like this is something that should have been built into the satellite signal and not the radio software. Dumb move Sirius!
Ok, think about this for 1 second... The satellites broadcast the same signal NATIONWIDE. How on Earth(no pun intended) are they going to beam you your local time? Instead they send down a constant time and then you apply your timezone.

Now think about this 1 more second.... The cell phone companies can do this because they have LOCAL antennas. Each antenna can send you the correct time for your timezone for your physical location. I would imagine if you are crossing the country in your mini-van that the cell phone would automatically update as you cross timezones because it is communicating with which ever antenna you are closest to.

Is this rocket science or am I a genius?
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Actually, the Satellite should only send 1 time stamp, and when the time changes the time sent via the Satellite should jump 1 hour and then all the radios account for the time zone subtraction.


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Ok, think about this for 1 second... The satellites broadcast the same signal NATIONWIDE. How on Earth(no pun intended) are they going to beam you your local time? Instead they send down a constant time and then you apply your timezone.

Now think about this 1 more second.... The cell phone companies can do this because they have LOCAL antennas. Each antenna can send you the correct time for your timezone for your physical location. I would imagine if you are crossing the country in your mini-van that the cell phone would automatically update as you cross timezones because it is communicating with which ever antenna you are closest to.

Is this rocket science or am I a genius?
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Ok, think about this for 1 second... The satellites broadcast the same signal NATIONWIDE. How on Earth(no pun intended) are they going to beam you your local time? Instead they send down a constant time and then you apply your timezone.

Now think about this 1 more second.... The cell phone companies can do this because they have LOCAL antennas. Each antenna can send you the correct time for your timezone for your physical location. I would imagine if you are crossing the country in your mini-van that the cell phone would automatically update as you cross timezones because it is communicating with which ever antenna you are closest to.

Is this rocket science or am I a genius?
Not all mobile phones go off local time. Mine is manually set and does not update automatically.

And sirius and xm have repeaters. Wouldn't these be just like mobile phone antennas?
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What a friggin' LOW TECH solution for a high tech industry! They actually want us to switch the time zone for three weeks in order to keep our recordings straight? How hard is it to send to signal to synch our devices?

It's a minor inconvience to the consumer but it's more of a shock that Sirius can't address such a simple issue that they knew about for a year.
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