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Weather Channel to Relaunch Nov 11 with Weather All the Time


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#21 ONLINE   Laxguy

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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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Posted 05 November 2013 - 04:04 AM

I haven't seen the weather app stuff you're talking about, but the NWS puts out advisories in all caps and without much in the way of paragraphs. Not really anything Directv could do about that aspect since they're being relayed verbatim.

 

The all caps is a holdover from the days when they were sent out via teletype, and the NWS is trying to change that but there are some issues related to international conventions and agreements that will make doing so take time.


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Posted 05 November 2013 - 06:23 AM

I agree with the fonts, way too small, and radar is poor at best. I think it needs a lot of work. TV as far As I'm concerned is my last stop for weather alerts. I feel the internet and smart phone alerts run circles around tv now days.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:40 PM

Are you actually having trouble reading the words? Or is it just that your preference is for larger fonts?? Or other?


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Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:47 PM

Are you actually having trouble reading the words? Or is it just that your preference is for larger fonts?? Or other?

"B".....a simple preference, but only for the watches/warnings page...



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:56 PM

I see! I do hope that page gets reworked. If I see an important warning pertaining to my neck of the woods, I'll go to my laptop or iPad to check it out. I hate that page, and yes bigger fonts would help, but maybe not a lot. Other things need to be done. 


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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:19 PM

I see! I do hope that page gets reworked. If I see an important warning pertaining to my neck of the woods, I'll go to my laptop or iPad to check it out. I hate that page, and yes bigger fonts would help, but maybe not a lot. Other things need to be done. 

Totally agree....

I maintain my own weather website and usually have that info beforehand for my location, but I like keeping track of other family members towns as well and having it on the TV is a nice convenience.


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Posted 06 November 2013 - 01:32 PM

I miss the "old" Weather Channel that was actually weather all day. Much like the Nat'l news channels TWC now is pretty much East Coast focused with and most live programing ends out here around 7-8pm.  I guess with the change in how we get our weather now and many hyper local websites it's just not needed as much.  Most areas of the country that have a lot of "weather" have local people that can forecast it much more quickly.  I know my first source for weather now a few websites and those forecasters I trust on places like Twitter that will respond when asked questions.


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 03:56 PM

www.weather.gov - You pay for it, and you may as well use it.


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Posted 10 November 2013 - 11:57 PM

It seems like The Weather Channel peeps did not remember to change to all weather because there re still non weather shows listed in the directory.

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 12:40 AM

"Weather All The Time" does not mean no other programming. :)

Watch for continuous weather on a bar below the programming or in an "L" bar around programming.
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Posted 11 November 2013 - 10:22 AM

Wonder when in the day they are going to switch it... as of now i have the same old weather channel...


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Posted 11 November 2013 - 10:27 AM

Wonder when in the day they are going to switch it... as of now i have the same old weather channel...

Same here......



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 01:42 PM

It be changing tomorrow  

 

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 02:37 PM

www.weather.gov - You pay for it, and you may as well use it.

On that point if you're on Twitter you can usually follow your local NOAA Weather office. By far they deliver the best info for where you live and they also often respond to questions posed to them and will give forecast for a local region if you ask.


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Posted 11 November 2013 - 03:35 PM

"Weather All The Time" does not mean no other programming. :)

Watch for continuous weather on a bar below the programming or in an "L" bar around programming.


That is nothing new. There has always been that weather information on the bottom of the screen.




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