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Old 03-15-2007, 06:05 PM
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Default Why Do HD DVD Players Have A Clock?

When I first hooked up my Toshiba HD-A2, I noticed I had to set the clock. What is this for? It's not like it shows the time. Sorry if this is a silly question. Thanks.
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Old 03-15-2007, 09:22 PM
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Uhhhh... as I remember even old skewl VRCs have a clock and if you dont' set it, it just flashes 12:00 over and over...

Especially with HD DVDs internet connectivity it makes sense but you'd almost think it would know the time automatically from the internet.
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Uhhhh... as I remember even old skewl VRCs have a clock and if you dont' set it, it just flashes 12:00 over and over...

Especially with HD DVDs internet connectivity it makes sense but you'd almost think it would know the time automatically from the internet.
Not sure about all HD DVD players, but in the Internet connection settings on my XA1, there's a setting to turn "NTP Server" On or OFF - that's to enable it to check & re-set the time via the internet.

As to why the Clock & NTP settings are there - probably to handle "future enhancements", like downloading add'l. content for an HD DVD title, etc.
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Thanks. I thought it might have something to do with an internet connection, which is not hooked up to mine.
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