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Weather Channel “Local On The 8s”

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by HarryG, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. HarryG

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    During Weather Channel “Local On The 8s breaks”, current conditions , the local forecast, and regional radar designed by zip code, are by default, available to be inserted by DirecTv into the break, replacing the generic national forecast provided to satellite providers.


    The problem is that local cut ins seem to be triggered infrequently during “Local On The 8s” forecast breaks. I can watch The Weather Channel for days without ever seeing a local forecast insert. It doesn’t matter whether I am watching the Weather Channel for 15 minutes or for an hour. The result is usually the same.


    What prompted the inquiry was that the local forecast insert was actually triggered last night during a “Local On The 8s” break for the first time in memory, to where I was startled to see it. I have been watching The Weather Channel frequently over the last 18 hours, and predictably, the local weather insert has yet to trigger again in a “Local On The 8s” break all day. My local forecast is available anytime via the red button option.


    Is it normal for the local forecast to rarely trigger and display during the break? If the local inserts trigger this infrequently, why are they even provided?
     
  2. KyL416

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    They've cut down on how many full screen local on the 8s they have during Weather Center hours and many times they only do the L-bar version, which DirecTV doesn't support.

    When it's full screen I've had no problem getting it, I just got one at around 7:48pm ET, try rebooting your receiver if you're still not getting it during the full screen versions.
     
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  3. HarryG

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    RBR On C61K - complete
    Full Screen Version 8:18PM
    No local forecast inserted in break
     
  4. KyL416

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    Try rebooting the genie
     
  5. dtv757

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    I have genie 2 and have never seen this local on 8s feature either

    Off topic but I have never seen ESPN 3 feature either


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  6. HarryG

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    Viewing Weather Channel via Genie HR54
    Full Screen Version 9:18PM
    No local forecast inserted into break
     
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  7. KyL416

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    I just got it at 9:48 on my HR24-500:

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  8. HarryG

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    Not getting the local update on my HR54 or C61K.
    Have 2 HR24’s. Will reboot and check them tomorrow morning.
    I’m not optimistic, but I’ll give it a try.
     
  9. tenpins

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    I know when I watch at 3 AM MDT time, the 1st appearance of the 8's is generally 18 or 28 after the hour. While disappointing, it gave me a reason to focus on getting out the door and punch the clock :rolleyes:
     
  10. HarryG

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    Success!!
    On a whim, I changed the default system zip code from specific area of city to a more generic city zip code. Not sure why this made a difference, but the local updates are firing properly on all four DVRs.

    Thanks for your help.
     
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  11. bobcnn

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    One thing I have noticed, if you are not watching live, even if you are only 30 seconds or so behind live, then the locals on the 8's will not show up.
     
  12. dtv757

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    I finally saw this . It randomly just showed up as I changed to channel 362

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  13. dtv757

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    so TWC added weather alerts on D*

    i just got an audio tornado alert watching the hurricane/tropical storm coverage
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  14. KyL416

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    They've been doing that for several years. Even D1x receivers support them.
     
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  15. dtv757

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    cool never really noticed , than again only watch TWC for hurricanes etc. D1x? is that before the R15s ? i had R15s back in the day lol
     

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