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DISH Network Launches The Weather Cast

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by tsmacro, May 20, 2010.

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  1. tpwillie

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    I have the interactive working on my 625 with no problems.It is pretty much the same as on TWC. The new channel seems pretty much a waste of time to me. I watched for 25 minutes but there was nothing said about any weather across MO, IL, IN or OH but there was a lot about Minneapolis and Fargo and clouds in Dallas. Just one more of the over 200 channels that do nothing for me.
     
  2. Paul Secic

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    I don't have a channel 250 as of yesterday.
     
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    On my cable system in the early 80's they had UPI News all morning, then Calipie came on in the afternoon. Then at 6PM HBO came on. All on a singe channel. Some days we got wrestling from MSG.
     
  5. VegasDen

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    The Weather Channel has become the Whether Channel...whether or not they would actually show the weather was anybody's guess.
     
  6. James Long

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    Some patience is required. Tune to channel 213 and WAIT for the interactive popup (it comes up reasonably quick). THEN you can press select once and get the feature.

    The popup will disappear if you don't select it but once the popup has appeared you will be able to use the interactive at any time by pressing select.

    You had 250 before?
     
  7. levibluewa

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    If they don't go live 24/7 with their radar info, etc., I'm not sure how they'll make it. I too preferred the Weather Channel back when they did weather. All the ads and bumpers repeated ad nauseam makes me turn them off. I remember when they first started they didn't have advertisers...just live studio and local cut-aways. One thing I don't understand is why DISH could never get the local on the 8s to work. Although its not like the cable version Directv has been able to offer an abbreviated version via zip code which is far superior to what DISH interactive offers. Maybe the new channel will improve with time.
     
  8. kcolg30

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    The interactive feature does not work on HD. It only comes up for me on SD. On HD nothing comes up, just the channel.
     
  9. RAPP81

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    NBCU is probably digging for more cash for TWC. Our NBC O&O in the SF Bay Area started to obnoxiously plug TWC and weather.com in all of their weather segments in their newscasts just about a week or so ago.
     
  10. samhevener

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    The interactive local is working on my 322, but as of today nothing is closed captioned on the channel. I posted a message at the Weathercast website asking when closed captioning will start.
     
  11. Polardog

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    The interactive popup has never appeared on either the SD or HD channel 213 for me. And I've watched Weather Cast for a long enough time for this to happen. As I mentioned in an earlier post I was able to get the interactive feature (the same one seen in the Weather Cast promos on 213) to come up on Dish channel 100 after navigating the menu there.

    I've had a VIP 612 in the house for 2 years now. Not sure of what model I had previously.
     
  12. James Long

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    And now ... it's gone. Channel 213 is a big blue screen with a message.

    The WeatherCast is no longer available.

    Coming soon...

    Your local weather information fro Dish Network
    and The Weather Channel.

    The most accurate information all of the time for your
    city and region.​
     
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