Okay so I have two of these machines.
I figured out the 3 hour recording mode thing, it is an extra mode for anyone else wondering so if your recorder has the following modes:
after the hacked firmware upgrade you will have
Does anyone know the resolution and bitrate for the 3 hour mode?
But I still have trouble with the clock, if I turn off either machine the clock advances at maybe a minute an hour.
Seeing as this is happening on 2 out of my 2 machines (100% ) I figured it must be happening to someone else.