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Old 12-22-2010, 02:50 AM   #1
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Prevent changing the clock in Europe

It is a nice feature - the prs-950 changes the clock to the current time, when you are connected to the internet. But - for this feature the device uses the time-zone-setting and at this place, customers outside the US have a problem: you can choose between US-time-zones only . And so I was surprised today in the morning , that my PRS-950 "lived" in the yesterday, while I am a day further.

The result are two questions :

1) Is it possible to prevent the device changing the time?
2) Is it possible to set another time zone than the built-in?

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Old 12-30-2010, 09:27 AM   #2
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To my knowledge the porkupan / boroda "russified" fw allows to set any timezone
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:56 AM   #4
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I got the russified firmware and don't see any option for setting a time zone other than US...
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grissley, go to Settings>About>TZONE. Keep toggling "TZONE" until your correct time zone comes up (it will appear right to the left under "Optional Settings").

I have the boroda firmware and I can toggle between any of the world's time zones. The boroda firmware is very nice.
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Old 12-30-2010, 06:23 PM   #6
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grissley, go to Settings>About>TZONE.
Dear my -"About" is probably the only set I hadn't even checked...
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Old 12-31-2010, 07:40 AM   #7
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Is this alternative firmware "stable", no problems within installing (in the first instance), managing the device with calibre and reading books?
I read much about this firmware but I'm undetermined yet...
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Old 12-31-2010, 02:44 PM   #8
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I've had the Baroda firmware on my 350 for over a month and have never once had a glitch with using the reader. So I would say it is pretty stable. I use Calibre exclusively to manage my books on the 350.

The only hiccup I had with the Baroda firmware was trying to update it to the newest release. For some reason I kept getting an "access denied" error when running the install script on my Windows XP system. Nothing harmful happened; the install script just wouldn't run to completion. But I booted into safe mode and was then was able to run the script.

On the download page for the Baroda firmware, there is a link to the original firmware for all 3 current readers so you can always put that back if you want to.

The reason I took the plunge was because you can change the default font with this firmware. You don't need to adjust each individual epub and embed fonts in order to get the font you want. I now use either Georgia or Adobe Garamond Pro with my epubs on the 350.

As long as you follow the instructions to a "T" and don't try to do your own alterations to the baroda firmware itself, you should be safe.
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Old 12-31-2010, 02:47 PM   #9
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The new options you get are pretty well hidden or not obvious when you first install this firmware so it's understandable why you bypassed the timezone feature. At first I couldn't figure out the screenshot feature for the life of me!
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have the same problem with the timezone thing, but I'll just have to get used to it, since id rather not install any fw. Maybe i should just get used to doing the math in my head
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