On-screen Clock?

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  1. Oct 2, 2018 #1 of 13
    alyssa

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    I fear i'm dating myself with this question but
    is there an onscreen clock? I'm looking for a constant onscreen clock in the lower right corner. I remember there being one at one point but don't remember if it's been disabled or i need to do the trick to reactivate.
     
  2. Oct 2, 2018 #2 of 13
    ThAbtO

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    Yes, its a toggle on or off.
     
  3. Oct 2, 2018 #3 of 13
    Ky_Shag

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    SELECT-PLAY-SELECT-9-SELECT

    now displays a clock in the upper right corner.
    Make sure you press SELECT once first
     
  4. Oct 2, 2018 #4 of 13
    scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    The onscreen clock will need to be turned back on after every reboot
     
  5. Oct 2, 2018 #5 of 13
    astrohip

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    Or you can hit INFO to get the time, and INFO again to clear it. I like to see the time occasionally (have I *really* been watching TV that long?), but don't want a clock on display.
     
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  6. Oct 3, 2018 #6 of 13
    Rugged Ron

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    SELECT-PLAY-SELECT-9-SELECT

    now displays a clock in the upper right corner.
    Make sure you press SELECT once first.

    You must be in a recorded show to make this work.
     
  7. Oct 4, 2018 #7 of 13
    chiguy50

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    That's a good solution if all you are interested in seeing is the real-time clock. But I also like to have the elapsed time displayed so that I can keep track of my place in the recording at a glance. It is especially helpful to watch the elapsed-time counter when using skip mode to alert you when you have accidentally "double-skipped" over a segment of the program, which has happened to me upon occasion.

    Another handy feature of the clock display is that, since it does not stick following a reboot, its absence will immediately inform you that your device has rebooted recently.
     
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  8. Oct 4, 2018 #8 of 13
    sharkster

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    Also, be sure you are in 'live tv' when you do this. One time I accidentally did it when I was in a recording and I screwed up something. That was back when Tivo people were knowledgeable and helpful, years ago, so I called them and they got me out of it.

    I think, in retrospect, it was probably just a restart but I was afraid to do anything until I knew, so I didn't mess anything up further.
     
  9. Oct 4, 2018 #9 of 13
    TonyD79

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    Okay. Skipping brings up the status bar so you can tell if you double skipped. And when you reboot, all your tuners go to the same channel.
     
  10. UCLABB

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    Actually, as previously posted, you have to be watching a recording program, not on live tv, to get SPS backdoor to work.
     
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  11. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Have to claim ignorance, as I don't know what 'SPS backdoor' is. But I've been using the Tivo clock for quite a few years and all I know is that I need to make sure I'm on 'live tv' to put the Tivo clock on my tv screen.

    Maybe there is a different way, of which I'm unaware, but I use the 'select, select, play, select, 9, select' always while in live tv.

    I wonder if it's different for different models or something (?). I've been doing it since I had my Premieres (S4), and now for the last couple of years with my Bolts (S6). Aside from those, I've only had S2 machines. :)
     
  12. toricred

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    The difference is that when watching a recording you don't need one of the selects at the beginning of the sequence.
     
  13. UCLABB

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    Confirmed that you are correct.
     

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