[mythtv-users] MythTV does not handle daylight savings properly

John Pilkington J.Pilk at tesco.net
Wed Nov 7 21:45:31 UTC 2012

On 07/11/12 19:34, Tony Sauri wrote:
> On 08/11/12 08:02, Nick Rout wrote:
>> Surely something that starts at 1400UTC one side of DST change will start
>>> at 1300UTC on the other side (or 1500UTC depending which way your
>>> transition is going)
> Ummm....NO.  The whole point is UTC stays the same  when a DST
> transition occurs.   It is only local time that changes with DST
> transitions.

I think the point being made was that although UTC is unambiguous the 
times of transmission of programmes in a series are likely to be fixed 
in local time.
> My personal preference would have been to keep the old LocalTime version
> of MythTV ...  The mental gymnastics of considering a 12 or 13 hour time
> difference between localtime and UTC are greater than where only a 0 to
> 4 hour change is required because there is a far greater range of times
> that also require a date change.
> Can I (tongue in cheek) suggest that it may be in order to provide a
> setting  that allows the user to choose whether his mythtv installation
> time base is localtime or UTC based.
> Tony
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