An unexpected symptom of turning off analogue TV.

Having survived the non-sense of changing from GMT to DST yesterday, I found something I didn’t expect. VHS recorders no longer know to change their own clocks.
While VHS is a bit antediluvian, it does serve a purpose. In the hey-days of analogue TV broadcasting there was a digital information service buried within the signal. This carried the current time of day.
Some VHS recorders had sufficient decoding ability to be able to get the time and date.
Now that analogue TV is history, we have to re-set our VHS recorders manually.


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