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D* Access Mag says we now have local weather on The Weather Channel

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by MLBurks, Aug 26, 2008.

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  1. Aug 26, 2008 #21 of 253
    MikeW

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    How 'bout this method...
    It looks to see what zip code you have set in active and downloads a VOD clip that automatically plays on the 8's.

    C'mon guys, it can be that simple :)
     
  2. Aug 26, 2008 #22 of 253
    Carl Spock

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    That word "should" will get you in trouble every time.
     
  3. Aug 26, 2008 #23 of 253
    VaJim

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    ...so will this mean we will get local on the 8 just like the folks over on cable? I is one thing I missed when I shifted to DTV. If this is the case, how does it know where you live? Pull it from your receiver setup?:confused:
     
  4. Aug 26, 2008 #24 of 253
    photostudent

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    That's great! I think not having weather on the 8s is the biggest gripe I hear from ex cable users. Sorry, Active channel was a good idea, but just too slow and limited. I wonder if the market would support 24 hr local news like cable has?
     
  5. Aug 26, 2008 #25 of 253
    JoeTheDragon

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    Your zip code? anyway you may get chicago / ORD forecast for any one in the Chicago area not the one the that is just about the same for each city in the area.
     
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    curt8403

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    no can do. Regular and HD (Non-DVR) do not have enough memory to store even 2 minutes of video :mad:
     
  7. Aug 26, 2008 #27 of 253
    armophob

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    Been waiting a long time for this. I really miss being able to flick on the tv in the morning while I get ready to see the radar. Sucks about having to reset to SD for this to happen. Hopefully it will be HD soon enough.
     
  8. Aug 26, 2008 #28 of 253
    davring

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    It surely could be buffered on the drive...I would think.
     
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    curt8403

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    what Drive? standard rcvrs and H2x units have no drive
     
  10. Aug 26, 2008 #30 of 253
    Grentz

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    I realize that...Cable companies get the feed at their local head end, overlay it with the IntelliStar/WeatherStar, then the channel goes out to their subs. The problem for directv is that the feed is national aka any overlays they do at their head end on the national channel go out to everyone. This is why they have had a generic overlay for all these years still powered by the same system, but not localized since the overlays on the national feed go out to everyone.

    That's why I was asking how are they going to do it? Doing it on the receiver seems like an option..but sorta underpowered to be able to do it? Spot beams would work, but thats a lot of duplicated bandwidth used just to change overlays...
     
  11. Aug 26, 2008 #31 of 253
    dcowboy7

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    ok so whats the techy reason its not on the hd channel.

    having it just on sd is almost like not having it at all.
     
  12. Aug 26, 2008 #32 of 253
    Grentz

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    True, but it must be something with the way it is being implemented...I would love to find out how they are doing it :)
     
  13. Aug 26, 2008 #33 of 253
    curt8403

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    space required for the local stuff.? SD uses much less space than HD.
     
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    Johnnie5000

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    !rolling
     
  15. Aug 26, 2008 #35 of 253
    JoeTheDragon

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    cable does not have it on the the weather channel HD you see the same thing as you see on DTV so it may come to DTV when cable starts to get it as well.
     
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    curt8403

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    Ancient Chinese Proverb say: Do not trust Merdith to know all about Liberty/ Magazine might be slightly wrong
     
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    kw2957

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    This is very welcome news to me...just bring it on in HD!
     
  19. Aug 26, 2008 #39 of 253
    gpg

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    So is there anyway to unhide the TWC SD duplicate without having to manually delete all the other channels' SD duplicates from a favorites lsit?
     
  20. Aug 26, 2008 #40 of 253
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    Uh, how many of you guys have actually read page 13? All it says is getting your local weather by hitting the Active button, and a new feature called the "Alert Button" for when severe weather hits. This Alert button takes you to TWC's Local On Demand application. I don't see how this is similar to Local on the 8's.

    However it is late and I didn't have any coffee this morning, so maybe my brain is dead.

    ***EDIT*** Haha I feel stupid now. I see the 2 page ad on L4 - L5. I just owned myself. [​IMG]
     
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