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HD Discusson: The Weather Channel (Channel 362)


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#26 OFFLINE   ehollins

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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:

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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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Posted 26 September 2007 - 04:44 PM

I like their weather related shows (Storm Stories), etc. I can only take so much forecasting and current conditions.
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 04:44 PM

I don't mind having SOME programming not forecast-related, but it sure seems like that's increasing to the exclusion of the forecasting.

Of course, seeing more of that hottie Mike Bettes--or is it Stephanie Abrams? I can't remember, LOL--is always nice.

FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

 


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Posted 26 September 2007 - 04:47 PM

seeing more of that hottie Mike Bettes--or is it Stephanie Abrams? I can't remember, LOL--is always nice.

Depends which way you swing. :lol:

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 04:50 PM

Not that there's anything wrong with that. :P

FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

 


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Posted 27 September 2007 - 12:31 AM

TWC plays too many commercials as well, HEAD ON this Head on that, but then again I guess everyone needs some head once in awhile..........
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Posted 27 September 2007 - 12:55 AM

Wow, the new Local on the 8s graphics are incredible!


I just noticed them tonight... looked fantastic!!

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 05:26 AM

I noticed an audio sync issue early this morning with this channel on my HR20-700.

The SD looks so much better on the HD channel I do feel it is worthwhile.

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 08:29 AM

I was shocked at how good the Weather Channel HD was!

I was expecting this to be a big yawn. It is beautiful!

I love the graphics and maps. I have always hated the on the 8's maps in what appeared to sometimes be 320x240. Honestly sometimes YouTube has better resolution.

But this! Now we are talking!

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 02:12 PM

Complaints about "black bars" will probably cause them to distort the picture with "stretch-o-vision" like A&E and History and TNT....so careful about "black bar" concerns!!!! With stretch-o-vision, it's difficult for anyone to watch.

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I agree but unfortunately I have a plasma that is showing signs of burn in from the black bars on the sides so I've been stretching all my channels. What's weird is that I can't stretch any of the new channels unless they're showing HD content.

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 07:07 PM

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.

TWC is building an annex adjacent to their eight story Atlanta headquarters for their new HD studios.




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