Posted 26 August 2007 - 05:53 PM
TWC installs a STAR (satellite transponder addressable receiver) at each cable company head-end. Some small town cable operators are too cheap to install a STAR. Guess what? Those customers see what we do on D*
The STAR is fed data from TWC. So, in effect, TWC does provide the local forecast you see on cable. But, it takes the raw digital data and then renders the graphics and generates video locally.
The video source is switched from the national feed (what you see on D* during local on the 8's) to the local head-end STAR and back again, commanded by signals encoded in the national broadcast.
I don't think there is enough, or will be enough any time soon, bandwidth to deliver an exact duplicate "weather on the 8s" service to every zip code like TWC provides via cable companies, via D* satellites.
FWIW...the weather graphics on the Active channel look like AccuWeather products, not TWC.
5 LNB Slimline & SWM-16
SWM1 2 HR20s & HR21 via SWS-4 "green label" 4-way splitter w/power pass one leg for PI - SWM2 2 HR20s & HR21 after SWS-4 "green label" 4-way splitter
2 HR20-700 Wireless network for DoD
HR20-700 eSATA Vantec NexStar CX w/ 2TB WD20EVDS
HR21-100/AM21 Wireless network for DoD
With diplexed OTA via an "out" on one SWS-4 4-way splitter, using a Winegard YA 1713 - Channel Master 4228 - Channel Master 7777 in the attic.
Yes, my market has HD LiLs...and I'm still not giving up OTA! No rain-fade, and all sub-channels 24/7/365.
Also, with diplexed Cox Internet on one leg, downstream of a SWS-4 4-way splitter, using a SWS-2 2-way splitter, as a combiner.
R10 via SWM-16 Legacy 1
In boxes HR10-250, HDVR2 & (2) D10-300