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View Poll Results: Better time zone
GMT -5 (Eastern) 90 40.00%
GMT -6 (Central) 68 30.22%
GMT -7 (Mountain) 23 10.22%
GMT -8 (Pacific) 41 18.22%
GMT -9 (Alaska) 2 0.89%
GMT -10 (Hawaii) 1 0.44%
Voters: 225. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-22-2017, 10:40 AM
 
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Personally, I love that shows air an hour earlier. ( As someone mentioned above). At the same time, being on the Eastern end of the Central Time zone, we have some of the earliest sunsets in the nation. Which is very depressing in the Winter.
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Old 01-22-2017, 06:52 PM
 
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I'd say MST for tv. Of course, some work later than others, but big events generally start at 8 or 9 in east, meaning that working a typical 830-5 or so, I could get home watch a game at 6-7 and get to sleep then.
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Old 01-22-2017, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I like the Pacific zone. The Fox News programs I like (O'Reilly & Tucker) are on at 5 & 6 rather than 8 & 9, so they don't interfere with evening shows.
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Old 01-23-2017, 01:40 PM
 
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Most "live" shows in Pacific timezone are pre-recorded (for example, NY celebration). We also get to watch the TV shows later. If I just want to know the ending and don't want to watch the entire episode, I can get online and check the end.
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Old 01-23-2017, 03:32 PM
 
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The eastern time zone is the best. You experience many things first including the new year, among other things. Also, "Prime time" is actually prime time etc.
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Old 01-24-2017, 01:39 PM
 
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Eastern, Central, Mountain, Hawaiian, Alaskan, then Pacific.... in that order
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Old 01-24-2017, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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US time zones are crap compared to European Metric time zones
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Old 01-24-2017, 05:15 PM
 
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True, though I find Canada's time zones are a nice compromise. But if I was travelling in space, I'd probably stick with the eastern time zone just out of habit and to avoid jet lag.
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Old 01-24-2017, 05:18 PM
 
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West is the best for sports.

You can watch the big game or the big fight and still have time to party.
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Old 01-25-2017, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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For tv watching, central or mountain.
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