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.
29th January 2007
I think it's times Like 8 hours default but 7 central time etc not sure though
7th March 2006
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
Master of my own domain
18th July 2003
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?
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.
SFC III Troubleshooter.
5th September 2006
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.
Pierce the Heavens
27th January 2003
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.
I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons.
15th December 2002
This thread makes my day. :lol:
And I live in Britain.
Danny King | Community Manager | GameFront.com
29th January 2007
the Us should be like China :) They also use a single timezone