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Weather Channel to Relaunch Nov 11 with Weather All the Time


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#1 OFFLINE   mkdtv21

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 12:12 AM

This means that Directv's local on the 8's app will definitely have to be updated.

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=8sUJqtZNtkk

 

http://twctoday.com/...ing-to-twc/150/

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 06:28 AM

This means that Directv's local on the 8's app will definitely have to be updated.

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=8sUJqtZNtkk

 

http://twctoday.com/...ing-to-twc/150/

Yea I guess we'll see.  Keep in mind Dish Network doesn't even have local on the 8's. 

I can see us Directv customers with no change.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 09:30 AM

Well some of that new stuff likely will need the IntelliStar HD on cable (Not all systems have the HD one yet)

 

As for SD the old IntelliStar may not be able to do all of that.

 

 

We should have an Weatherscan HD for directv that covers all of the USA.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 09:39 AM

This means that Directv's local on the 8's app will definitely have to be updated.

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=8sUJqtZNtkk

 

http://twctoday.com/...ing-to-twc/150/

 

I'm sure it will be, but this format actually lends itself to not necessarily needing the app all the time. By having the graphics running 24/7 they can loop through regions of the US much more quickly than before.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 09:44 AM

"Clark announced that The Weather Channel network will soon be able to present severe weather coverage in affected markets only, allowing viewers in unaffected markets to remain viewing regularly scheduled programming.

Additionally, Clark announced a complete refresh of the network’s “Local on the 8s,” localized forecasts that appear every 10 minutes at :08, :18, :28, etc. The new “LOT8s” will feature on-camera meteorologists with more locally relevant forecasts."

 

So will directv pick up the severe weather coverage feed at all? have an alt feed? show the severe weather feed all the time as the main feed?

 

Drop the Weather Channel and pick up WeatherNation TV?


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 09:55 AM

"Clark announced that The Weather Channel network will soon be able to present severe weather coverage in affected markets only, allowing viewers in unaffected markets to remain viewing regularly scheduled programming.

Additionally, Clark announced a complete refresh of the network’s “Local on the 8s,” localized forecasts that appear every 10 minutes at :08, :18, :28, etc. The new “LOT8s” will feature on-camera meteorologists with more locally relevant forecasts."

 

So will directv pick up the severe weather coverage feed at all? have an alt feed? show the severe weather feed all the time as the main feed?

 

Drop the Weather Channel and pick up WeatherNation TV?

 

I don't see them dropping TWC. I'd imagine they'd just carry whatever severe weather broadcast is going on at the time.

 

They could also put a localized feed on the spotbeams, which I'm surprised they didn't do from the outset. This might give them more reason to do that.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 12:48 PM

Why not just transmit all of the data within the MPEG stream and have the receiver overlay that data.  Maybe embed an HTML5 player in the DirecTV software that interprets the data and overlays it on top of blank regions of the weather channel HD as a backdrop?

 

I know it looks like Windows 8 and it's very Metro like, but an HTML5 player should be able to render the fonts and script the transitions, do scrolling and draw graphs.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 12:55 PM

Why not just transmit all of the data within the MPEG stream and have the receiver overlay that data.  Maybe embed an HTML5 player in the DirecTV software that interprets the data and overlays it on top of blank regions of the weather channel HD as a backdrop?

 

I know it looks like Windows 8 and it's very Metro like, but an HTML5 player should be able to render the fonts and script the transitions, do scrolling and draw graphs.

 

You're talking about a pretty major overhauling of the software on the receivers to do that. They are just now getting into addressable advertising, but that is basically playing a video file in place of the satellite feed for 30 seconds. I don't think the receivers really have the processing power, and I know they don't have the software in the firmware, to do that.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 02:42 AM

Since a software upgrade I lost the locals on the 8's


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:26 AM

The new TV apps in Hi Def rocks. I've seen localized warnings, but cannot say I've monitored them for completeness. I like it also because it takes up just a portion of the screen, so you can keep watching other things. 


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 10:10 AM

The new TV apps in Hi Def rocks. I've seen localized warnings, but cannot say I've monitored them for completeness. I like it also because it takes up just a portion of the screen, so you can keep watching other things.


Weather app does look good, although my local time still shows PDT. Sure it will be updated.

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:05 AM

Since a software upgrade I lost the locals on the 8's


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Are you referring to the option of pressing the red button when tuned to the weather channel?  I did press it, and while in SD, it shows the 5 day forecast and current temperature.  Plus it appeared I could add more zip codes and keep track of other cities.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:19 AM

Are you referring to the option of pressing the red button when tuned to the weather channel?  I did press it, and while in SD, it shows the 5 day forecast and current temperature.  Plus it appeared I could add more zip codes and keep track of other cities.

,I was't talking about the red button.......

it always showed my local forecast on the 8's of each hours now it only shows a national forecast.I also reset my zip code..........



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:20 AM

Since a software upgrade I lost the locals on the 8's


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Sometimes a single or even a double "reset" of the dvr will restore this.....



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:29 AM

I can't imagine why anyone would wait for 8's when it's available on demand so to speak. (See post 10.) And possibly a lot more information.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 12:14 PM

Sometimes a single or even a double "reset" of the dvr will restore this.....

I have tried that..............



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 12:16 PM

I can't imagine why anyone would wait for 8's when it's available on demand so to speak. (See post 10.) And possibly a lot more information.

I do use the red button or I  check my iPhone weather app if i need a forecast..............



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:38 PM

I didn't think Lot8's was possible on Satellite unless they are using the same technology as pushing ad's, then at least it would be limited to DVR's only.

They could push the video to the reserved space on the DVR hard drive, but judging how more frequently weather changes and needs to be updated, you almost need a spot beam to do it on the fly with a command that tells the tuner when to switch to the local spot and when to switch back to national.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 04:59 PM

I didn't think Lot8's was possible on Satellite unless they are using the same technology as pushing ad's, then at least it would be limited to DVR's only.

They could push the video to the reserved space on the DVR hard drive, but judging how more frequently weather changes and needs to be updated, you almost need a spot beam to do it on the fly with a command that tells the tuner when to switch to the local spot and when to switch back to national.


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they can give use whether scan that covers all of the usa.  Maybe have it be 16:9 HD letter boxed for SD.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 06:38 PM

I have tried that..............

Another idea...When on the weather channel, press the Red button to get the local forecast to load up, be sure to check to see that your local zipcode is listed there. Sometimes a new software update erases that info....



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 07:12 PM

Have you gents tried the TV app?


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 07:20 PM

Have you gents tried the TV app?

If you are referring to the DTV TVApp, then yes. I like it, local radar is a nice feature, also like the warning/advisory page, but wish the "fonts" were larger...



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 10:10 PM

They are plenty big for me, and I am sitting about ten feet from a 58" plasma set. I've had correction for my vision for eons. "Show more detail" puts some of the info in larger font. 


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:40 PM

They are plenty big for me, and I am sitting about ten feet from a 58" plasma set. I've had correction for my vision for eons. "Show more detail" puts some of the info in larger font. 

Perhaps,good for you.....however the many winter advisories we get here are quite small and only single spaced. I stand by my observation that they can be difficult to read.....


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Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:35 AM

OMG, the advisories are abominable. I just checked one today and it's very difficult to read, less so due to the font as to the spacing, all caps and lack of paragraphs or other niceties.

 

As to the other, I'm only relating my experience in case others may need to move closer to their sets, get a new one, focus the one they have, get new eye correction, etc. 


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