Jump to content


Welcome to DBSTalk


Sign In 

Create Account
Welcome to DBSTalk. Our community covers all aspects of video delivery solutions including: Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), Cable Television, and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). We also have forums to discuss popular television programs, home theater equipment, and internet streaming service providers. Members of our community include experts who can help you solve technical problems, industry professionals, company representatives, and novices who are here to learn.

Like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community. Sign-up is a free and simple process that requires minimal information. Be a part of our community by signing in or creating an account. The Digital Bit Stream starts here!
  • Reply to existing topics or start a discussion of your own
  • Subscribe to topics and forums and get email updates
  • Send private personal messages (PM) to other forum members
  • Customize your profile page and make new friends
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Photo
- - - - -

Weather Nation is Improving with Local Forecasts & Radar


  • Please log in to reply
160 replies to this topic

#26 OFFLINE   jimmie57

jimmie57

    Hall Of Fame

  • Topic Starter
  • Registered
  • 4,216 posts
  • LocationTexas City, TX
Joined: Jun 26, 2010

Posted 10 February 2014 - 07:27 PM

Red button for local forecast doesn't work during commercials.

You must wait until it loads and the message to press the red button comes up for it to work, just like the previous one did.

I think a lot of people go to the channel and press the red button right away.

Wait for the message.


DirecTV customer since 1996 - Current :Slimline 3 SWM, HR24-100 Component cables to 46" Samsung LCD & Optical Cable to Yamaha AVR, H21-200 HDMI to Yamaha AVR & HDMI to 52" Mitsubishi LCD


...Ads Help To Support This Site...

#27 OFFLINE   jamieh1

jamieh1

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 1,403 posts
Joined: May 01, 2003

Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:19 PM

Directv has channel 362-1 up with info about this.



#28 OFFLINE   tonyd79

tonyd79

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 12,865 posts
  • LocationColumbia, MD
Joined: Jul 24, 2006

Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:30 PM

Nah, TWC ain't coming back. Directv is all in.
LR: HR34-700, H24-200, Fios DVR, BD350 Blu Ray, Roku Netflix Player, Chromecast, Sony 65w850 TV
BR: HR21-200, Viso 32LX, DB350 Blu Ray
Dish: Slimline, SWM8
Other: genieGo

#29 OFFLINE   JoeTheDragon

JoeTheDragon

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 4,288 posts
Joined: Jul 21, 2008

Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:48 PM

Nah, TWC ain't coming back. Directv is all in.

how far will comcast / nbc go to get it back???

 

Directv will not want to give up the NHL fans by losing NBCSN, NHL NET, CNBC, NBC and that's just the NHL.


Edited by JoeTheDragon, 10 February 2014 - 08:48 PM.

  • stevester23 likes this
I want CLTV / CLTV HD on direct tv.

#30 OFFLINE   James Long

James Long

    Ready for Uplink!

  • Super Moderators
  • 40,799 posts
Joined: Apr 17, 2003

Posted 10 February 2014 - 09:13 PM

how far will comcast / nbc go to get it back???
 
Directv will not want to give up the NHL fans by losing NBCSN, NHL NET, CNBC, NBC and that's just the NHL.


I do not believe that NBCU will go that far to get TWC back on DirecTV.
Welcome to DBS Talk - Let's talk about DBS! (The Digital Bit Stream)
DISH Network vs DirecTV: HD Channel List - DISH Network HD Capacity, HD Conversion and more.
DISH Network complete channel lists and lists by satellite location are in The Uplink Activity Center.
Unless otherwise noted, I speak for myself. Content is not controlled by DISH Network, DirecTV or any other company.

#31 OFFLINE   Laxguy

Laxguy

    Never say 'never'.

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 14,140 posts
  • LocationWinters, CA, between Napa and Sacramento
Joined: Dec 02, 2010

Posted 10 February 2014 - 09:22 PM

I do not believe that NBCU will go that far to get TWC back on DirecTV.

They might offer some inducement, but they're only a part owner, and their stake in the channel isn't big enough to warrant hardball. I'd be very surprised to see TWC back on DIRECTV.


"Laxguy" means a guy who loves lacrosse.

#32 OFFLINE   jackm

jackm

    Mentor

  • Registered
  • 47 posts
Joined: Apr 22, 2005

Posted 11 February 2014 - 05:02 AM

My cities loaded and the local weather came up twice as fast as the weather channel.  Can't wait for the radar and other local information they talked about - has anyone heard if Directv will pick up AccuWeathers new channel.  ?



#33 OFFLINE   PCampbell

PCampbell

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 1,464 posts
Joined: Nov 18, 2006

Posted 11 February 2014 - 06:50 AM

What provider will be next to do this?


DirecTV since 1996

Slimline 5 SWM 16
HR24-100
HR24-500
HR24-500

HR44-500
ATT uverse internet


#34 OFFLINE   jimmie57

jimmie57

    Hall Of Fame

  • Topic Starter
  • Registered
  • 4,216 posts
  • LocationTexas City, TX
Joined: Jun 26, 2010

Posted 11 February 2014 - 06:54 AM

Dish will drop them next as soon as their current contract runs out. Of course this is speculation, but, they did have a spat when the last contract was signed in 2010 and they used what is now Weather Nation to fill in at that time.


DirecTV customer since 1996 - Current :Slimline 3 SWM, HR24-100 Component cables to 46" Samsung LCD & Optical Cable to Yamaha AVR, H21-200 HDMI to Yamaha AVR & HDMI to 52" Mitsubishi LCD


#35 OFFLINE   Grafixguy

Grafixguy

    Godfather

  • Registered
  • 391 posts
Joined: Mar 15, 2008

Posted 11 February 2014 - 07:28 AM

My cities loaded and the local weather came up twice as fast as the weather channel.  Can't wait for the radar and other local information they talked about - has anyone heard if Directv will pick up AccuWeathers new channel.  ?

 

You may find that the addition of radar will slow that screen load.



#36 OFFLINE   DBSSTEPHEN

DBSSTEPHEN

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 254 posts
  • LocationSALEM,MISSOURI 65560
Joined: Oct 13, 2009

Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:37 AM

Someone at network weather Channel told me that directv is negotiating a contract with them when they launch in October. Would like to see them carry both AccuWeather and network weather channels


Sent from my iPhone using DBSTalk mobile app

#37 OFFLINE   bnwrx

bnwrx

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 993 posts
  • Locationcolorado, in the mountains.....
Joined: Dec 29, 2007

Posted 11 February 2014 - 11:16 AM

Today.....Red button still brings up local 5 day forecast, but current conditions are missing for all my cities.



HR44-500 HDMI to 42"Toshiba
HR21-100 HDMI to 32" LG and 20" AOC

Directv since 1996(the USSB,Pegasus days...)
...sometimes, there is no answer...
http://woodlandweather.org/


#38 OFFLINE   jimmie57

jimmie57

    Hall Of Fame

  • Topic Starter
  • Registered
  • 4,216 posts
  • LocationTexas City, TX
Joined: Jun 26, 2010

Posted 11 February 2014 - 11:19 AM

Today.....Red button still brings up local 5 day forecast, but current conditions are missing for all my cities.

Yep, they or DTV is having a problem at the moment. I just checked and it says temporarily unavailable. It was there earlier this morning when I go t up.


DirecTV customer since 1996 - Current :Slimline 3 SWM, HR24-100 Component cables to 46" Samsung LCD & Optical Cable to Yamaha AVR, H21-200 HDMI to Yamaha AVR & HDMI to 52" Mitsubishi LCD


#39 OFFLINE   jacinkcmo

jacinkcmo

    Cool Member

  • Registered
  • 76 posts
  • LocationKansas City
Joined: Jan 21, 2012

Posted 11 February 2014 - 11:49 AM

Yep, they or DTV is having a problem at the moment. I just checked and it says temporarily unavailable. It was there earlier this morning when I go t up.

This used to occasionally happen with the old app too.


I grew up in a 3-channel world...and there's often still nothing on I want to watch!

 

HR44-500 w/ AM-21
HR24-200


#40 ONLINE   ep1974

ep1974

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 478 posts
Joined: May 22, 2010

Posted 11 February 2014 - 11:52 AM

Someone at network weather Channel told me that directv is negotiating a contract with them when they launch in October. Would like to see them carry both AccuWeather and network weather channels
Sent from my iPhone using DBSTalk mobile app


Have heard of upcoming Accuweather Channel, but what is Network Weather Channel?

#41 OFFLINE   DBSSTEPHEN

DBSSTEPHEN

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 254 posts
  • LocationSALEM,MISSOURI 65560
Joined: Oct 13, 2009

Posted 11 February 2014 - 12:02 PM

It's from meteorologists that used to work for the weather Channel years ago


Sent from my iPhone using DBSTalk mobile app

#42 OFFLINE   James Long

James Long

    Ready for Uplink!

  • Super Moderators
  • 40,799 posts
Joined: Apr 17, 2003

Posted 11 February 2014 - 05:14 PM

Have heard of upcoming Accuweather Channel, but what is Network Weather Channel?

http://www.networkweathercompany.com/

Personally I don't believe the market will bear more than a couple of channels. The ones with a better base will have a better chance to survive.
Welcome to DBS Talk - Let's talk about DBS! (The Digital Bit Stream)
DISH Network vs DirecTV: HD Channel List - DISH Network HD Capacity, HD Conversion and more.
DISH Network complete channel lists and lists by satellite location are in The Uplink Activity Center.
Unless otherwise noted, I speak for myself. Content is not controlled by DISH Network, DirecTV or any other company.

#43 OFFLINE   mkdtv21

mkdtv21

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 270 posts
Joined: May 26, 2007

Posted 11 February 2014 - 07:37 PM

Anyone know what day the every ten minutes extended forecast display will launch this week. The current red button app is very limited in information. I hope the graphics overlay that will appear every ten minutes on the Weathernation will be in hd unlike when it was on the weather channel hd. If they can have an interactive ad channel with hd graphics now i'm sure they can present it in hd for the Weathernation too. It's just a matter of how hard the programmers are willing to work. I assume the severe weather mix channel that launches in march will be in hd. Now this all leads to Directv Active which hasn't had a relaunch since the local on the 8s and the red button local forecast for the Weather channel launched. Hopefully when all the new weather services launch there will be a new version of Directv Active and hopefully will be in hd. Otherwise Directv should just get rid of active if they don't plan to do some major changes and enhancements to it.



#44 OFFLINE   peano

peano

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 747 posts
Joined: Feb 01, 2004

Posted 13 February 2014 - 11:34 AM

I really like this channel.  Please Directv, don't bring back TWC.



#45 OFFLINE   jamieh1

jamieh1

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 1,403 posts
Joined: May 01, 2003

Posted 13 February 2014 - 03:42 PM

Is the Red button weather enhancement working? I go to 361 and 362 and its not working now.



#46 OFFLINE   MysteryMan

MysteryMan

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 7,081 posts
  • LocationUSA
Joined: May 17, 2010

Posted 13 February 2014 - 03:45 PM

I just checked. It's working.


DIRECTV customer since 1995.


#47 OFFLINE   jacinkcmo

jacinkcmo

    Cool Member

  • Registered
  • 76 posts
  • LocationKansas City
Joined: Jan 21, 2012

Posted 13 February 2014 - 03:51 PM

Is the Red button weather enhancement working? I go to 361 and 362 and its not working now.

remember to wait for the red button message before pressing it.


I grew up in a 3-channel world...and there's often still nothing on I want to watch!

 

HR44-500 w/ AM-21
HR24-200


#48 OFFLINE   peds48

peds48

    🙈🙉🙊📡

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 13,606 posts
  • LocationLong Island, NY
Joined: Jan 10, 2008

Posted 13 February 2014 - 04:25 PM

remember to wait for the red button message before pressing it.

Yep, you must wait for the message.  then it works anytime as long as you remain on the channel 


Here’s to the crazy ones.
The misfits. The rebels.
The the troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.

The ones who see things different.
They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo.


Think Differently 

#49 OFFLINE   Davenlr

Davenlr

    Geek til I die

  • Registered
  • 9,090 posts
Joined: Sep 16, 2006

Posted 13 February 2014 - 07:12 PM

I like the hint that the mix channel will include local stations.  I always watch KFOR in Oklahoma City when they are having severe weather using their internet feed.   Locals can by far, show people a state away, like me in the case of OKC, what they are in for in the next 12-24 hours, as well as keep everyone informed that wants to keep up.  Rather than bouncing all over the internet searching up local stations with webcasts where there is severe weather, it would be awesome to tune in one channel on DirecTv and let them do the searching for me, and they have all the feeds in HD already, so they wont even have to resort to using a web feed.   This could be a REAL boost in real time information disemination TWC could only hope for.

 

There already is a web based group of storm trackers that webcast from the middle of the storms.  DirecTv could tap into that, and could theoretically broadcast every tornado live in real time.

 

I am impressed.


Tivo Premier XL4, Tivo Premier, Tivo HD whole home on Xfinity HD, DirecTv Whole Home with 39" high gain KaKu dish, Roku3,SageTv 8 TB Win8 Server -> DVDO Edge-> Denon AVR, Klipsch KB15's/Panasonic 55ST60 plasma"


#50 OFFLINE   tonyd79

tonyd79

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 12,865 posts
  • LocationColumbia, MD
Joined: Jul 24, 2006

Posted 13 February 2014 - 08:21 PM

Yep, you must wait for the message.  then it works anytime as long as you remain on the channel


As long as you don't push exit on the remote or back up in the buffer, of course.
LR: HR34-700, H24-200, Fios DVR, BD350 Blu Ray, Roku Netflix Player, Chromecast, Sony 65w850 TV
BR: HR21-200, Viso 32LX, DB350 Blu Ray
Dish: Slimline, SWM8
Other: genieGo




Protected By... spam firewall...And...