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HD Discusson: The Weather Channel (Channel 362)


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#21 OFFLINE   Impala1ss

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 09:07 AM

Just switched from cable which had "Local on the 8's" for just the Melbourne/Orlando, FL area. D* seems to have a national view. Will there ever be a real local forecast like cable?:confused:

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#22 OFFLINE   RAD

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 09:22 AM

Just switched from cable which had "Local on the 8's" for just the Melbourne/Orlando, FL area. D* seems to have a national view. Will there ever be a real local forecast like cable?:confused:


D* never has had local weather stats on the weather channel and I've not seen anything saying they'll add the capability at anytime in the future.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 09:48 AM

PQ looks great, but I have audio synch issues on this channel.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 09:55 AM

Love the maps and graphics, only problem i have is on SD studio shots the two huge black bars down the sides. Cant they fill this with a nice logo like ESPN or BTN?


I agree, and the crop isn't very good.
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 10:53 AM

I dont understand why they had to take up a good 1/3rd of the screen with wasted space on the HD on the 8's screen, and why the maps had to have those "beveled" edges to them. The maps/graphics look nice but they could provide with a bigger more detailed map image.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 11:28 AM

I want to see Stephanie Abrams in HD. ;)


Damn you. Now I have to be watching more TWC. I watch enough TV as it is.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 12:41 PM

Since we are not supposed to talk about channel issues across multiple channels in the generic forum, I will post here: terrible audio sync (as of 1PM EST 9/26). And not just for the Weather Channel, either.
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 03:02 PM

Was getting some serious pixellation-break up of picture when I first tuned to TWCHD. Have mid to high 90s on all 103b transponders except for 4 and 22 where I have zero (are these spotbeams?). But this may have been some problem with the commercial I was watching. Now that I'm seeing their regular broadcast, it looks fine. But I'm seeing the lip synch issues others have posted.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 03:08 PM

I am confused by the other posts? Does TWC have any true HD? Maps? Or is it all upconverted, ie: no HD content at all?

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 03:09 PM

I am confused by the other posts? Does TWC have any true HD? Maps? Or is it all upconverted, ie: no HD content at all?


They been advertising some of their programs starting next month will be in HD.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 03:09 PM

Only HD content right now are the maps and some specialty programs. The studio shots are SD. They will be full HD come early 2008.
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 03:10 PM

Mostly SD, but when they were just showing maps and such (i.e., nothing but graphics), it looked pretty darn sharp. Could have been HD.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 03:12 PM

Local on the 8s is definitely HD. I also saw an HD promo for their new HD show coming out next week, but that's the limit of the HD on TWC for now.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 03:13 PM

Sounds like we can't tell if the maps are HD or not.

I'm just wondering why TWC made the Sept cut, with zero HD content.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 03:15 PM

TWCHD - Confirmed 362


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Posted 26 September 2007 - 03:16 PM

Sounds like we can't tell if the maps are HD or not.

The maps that appear on the green screen behind the forecasters are definitely not HD. No studio content is. Only Local on the 8s is in HD.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 04:20 PM

Local on the 8s is definitely HD. I also saw an HD promo for their new HD show coming out next week, but that's the limit of the HD on TWC for now.


Their new HD "show"??? Don't they have weather on TWC anymore? :confused::rolleyes:

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 04:24 PM

Their new HD "show"??? Don't they have weather on TWC anymore? :confused::rolleyes:

It's a show about weather...

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 04:31 PM

Uh huh. :rolleyes:

FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

Opinions are my own but should be those of all Americans, who would be much better off intellectually, psychologically, and emotionally if that were the case.


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Posted 26 September 2007 - 04:35 PM

Uh huh. :rolleyes:

I can understand (and agree with) the criticism MTV gets for showing nothing but reality shows with a few videos sprinkled in. But criticizing The Weather Channel for having some prime time programming that is related to weather? Come on. They're not called The Weather Forecast Channel. I think any programming that is weather-related is fair game for them. Now, when they start showing music videos...




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