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#1 11 years ago

Can you tell me what these mysterious codes such as 8/7c, 9/8c or 10/9c used in american televisions actually mean? Makes no sense to me, thanks.




Junk angel

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#2 11 years ago

I think it's times Like 8 hours default but 7 central time etc not sure though




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#3 11 years ago

The first number is eastern standard time and the second is central standard time and ofcourse there is montain(thats mine) and pacific aswell. 10e 9c 8m 7p




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#4 11 years ago
wraithcat;3700340I think it's times Like 8 hours default but 7 central time etc not sure though

By default, he means local time

by the way.. what does this have to do with gaming?




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#5 11 years ago

So if I get that right...

You got 4 timezones. There are 2 different broadcast codes or whatever you call that. East of the country have e.g. 8/7c (8h in east and 7h in central) and west have 6/5p (6h for mountains, 5h for pacific).

So the tv's only broadcast shows every whole hour, not 20:50, 16:30 or so? What they do with 40min series, they fill those 20mins with commercials? Omg.

Knipp: It doesn't lol.

wraith: I knew they were times lol.




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#6 11 years ago

Well, when your country spans most of a continent from ocean to ocean time zones become critical. There is/was another posting on “daylight savings” somewhere within here or the PUB that goes into the why – I provided a history within that post as to why America adopted it and other countries followed. But with regard to TV it just allows stations to broadcast over certain time zones and alerts viewers as to when it will be showing in their specific region.




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#7 11 years ago

If something is on at "8/7c", then it's on at 8:00 Eastern Time, and 7:00 Central time (that's what the 'c' stands for). Eastern time is an hour ahead of central time, thus, they say 8/7c.




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#8 11 years ago

So I get that right, thanks everyone.




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#9 11 years ago

This thread makes my day. :lol:

And I live in Britain.


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#10 11 years ago

the Us should be like China :) They also use a single timezone