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Does Direct Tv Now Have Local Weather From The Weather Channel?


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#26 OFFLINE   GopherIce

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Posted 25 August 2007 - 11:07 PM

As the closest it would come is the Active channel...
Which I think is from Weather Channel.

Sorry, what's the active channel?

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#27 OFFLINE   machavez00

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Posted 25 August 2007 - 11:22 PM

press the "active" button on your remote

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 07:27 AM

Is that something I may possibly be able to get when my DVR installation comes on Monday? Right now I don't think the receivers I have come with that option.

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 10:52 AM

Is that something I may possibly be able to get when my DVR installation comes on Monday? Right now I don't think the receivers I have come with that option.


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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.
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Posted 26 August 2007 - 07:16 PM

So what channel can you find this active weather?

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 07:25 PM

So what channel can you find this active weather?


Press the Active button on your remote.
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Posted 26 August 2007 - 07:59 PM

Can you post a link?

As the closest it would come is the Active channel...
Which I think is from Weather Channel.


Earl, I believe the Active channel's weather info is courtesy of Accuweather.com. The maps look exactly like those that Accuweather posts.

FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

 





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