My lot8 is coming up blank. Any tips and tricks I should know about? I'd really love to have mine working and my zip code is 13601.
I find that the Dtv version works about 95% of the time.... To be fair the cable version doesn't always engage either. I have no clue why the trigger doesn't always work.
I haven't noticed any change on the Dtv inserts. The FIOS Lot8s should match Comcasts’ and other cable operators NOT Dtv's. I read somewhere that the Intellistar2hd boxes for the head ends are around $5500. I inquired above if anyone knows how many cable operators - head ends have put out the $$$s to update and offer LOCAL info & bulletins in their HD feed of the WEATHERCHANNEL. Anyone know?
As an aside...On March 21st Comcast encrypted WEATHERSCAN (SD)* which provided un-interrupted, commercial free, local weather, radar & severe weather bulletins / flood statements & advisories, etc., 24/7. I had been receiving it for about 5 years as part of "basic-limited cable" (NO BOX) for about $18 a month. In addition to WEATHERSCAN, the limited-basic package included the HD feeds of the local networks in 720p and 1080i (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX,CW) and their SD sub-channels (THIS, RETRO, ANTENNA), local independents including MEtv, and cable channels Halllmark, Discovery, CSPAN, TVWA, the WEATHER CHANNEL and CBCHD and an SD feed of CTV from Vancouver.
As part of the brain-E-yack executive decision when they encrypted and took away WEATHERSCAN in its place they gave us the generic HD feed of the WEATHER CHANNEL...ZERO local weather, radar, bulletins or special weather statements, because they haven't coughed up the $5500+ for the Intellistar2HD. BRILLIANT MOVE! …and the best part…WEATHERSCAN is part of the “digital preferred” package…$87.49 a month + $10 (HD BOX +- per tv).
DISH was suppose to roll out WEATHERSCAN nationwide…it didn’t happen. DISH was suppose to have Lot8s in October 2006…it didn’t happen. Dtv has a modified Lot8s which I actually prefer, because you have the option of changing the Lot8s by changing the zip code…something Roku makes available via WeatherUnderground and a couple of other sites, just not as convenient as Directv.
*Wonder if that happened nationwide on Comcast.