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HD Discusson: The Weather Channel (Channel 362)


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#41 OFFLINE   hasan

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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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#42 OFFLINE   Lord Vader

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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.

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.


#43 OFFLINE   Jeremy W

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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.

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 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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Posted 06 October 2007 - 07:25 AM

Did anyone happen to catch this program last night? It was absolutely breathtaking, and a visually stunning application of HD! 'Epic Conditions' airs at 7 and 11 pm est weeknights. Tuesday night features "Hawaii Big Wave Surfing," and the Skydiving episode can be seen again on 10/16...Enjoy! :jumpingja
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Posted 23 October 2007 - 08:33 PM

Weather channel audio sync is absolutely terrible tonight, its about like watching an old Godzilla movie!

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 07:15 AM

I want to see Stephanie Abrams in HD. ;)

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 06:36 AM

Well, here it is almost the end of the year, and the Weather Channel has been up since the middle of Sept., and the audio sync issue is still terrible. It's almost as bad on th SD version too. You'd think that after 3 months they'd get this thing corrected. :( Just my 2 cents worth.

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 08:58 AM

I've noticed that the audio sync issue isn't as bad if I change my receiver to downconvert the DD to just stereo. Then it sounds pretty normal. Weird. I think they just have a bad 5.1 mix.

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 11:49 AM

the HD graphics are real impressive on TWC...

when are they going to get HD cameras in their studios?

Thanks!:)

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 12:48 PM

when are they going to get HD cameras in their studios?

They are building new studios, that they should be moving in to next year.




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