DBSTalk Forum banner
Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 20 of 32 Posts

·
Charter Gold Club Member
Joined
·
22,056 Posts
I already have Local on the 8's, but then I'm on cable.

Sorry! :p
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
53,155 Posts
Still "coming soon" to E*...

I've got to admit, I've spent a lot of time checking DishHOME to see if it is there.
Plus, I've actually watched TWC! :D

Nick, can you get "Local on the 8's" for a distant location?
For example, I occasionally go to the inlaws for the weekend and have looked at the in-Accuweather forecast to see what they are expecting for weather (hey, there is always hope that it could be right). With the new "on the 8's" I should be able to simply select their area.

Sometimes your region isn't the one you care about. :)
 

·
Hall Of Fame
Joined
·
1,970 Posts
James Long said:
Still "coming soon" to E*...

I've got to admit, I've spent a lot of time checking DishHOME to see if it is there.
Plus, I've actually watched TWC! :D

Nick, can you get "Local on the 8's" for a distant location?
For example, I occasionally go to the inlaws for the weekend and have looked at the in-Accuweather forecast to see what they are expecting for weather (hey, there is always hope that it could be right). With the new "on the 8's" I should be able to simply select their area.

Sometimes your region isn't the one you care about. :)
Isn't this what the Internet is for (other than Porn, of course :sure: ) ???
 

·
Charter Gold Club Member
Joined
·
22,056 Posts
James Long said:
...Nick, can you get "Local on the 8's" for a distant location? Sometimes your region isn't the one you care about. :)
No, at present the TWC data is specific to the designated areas in which
each cableco holds their franchise -- in my area, the TWC code # is 26244.

I have TWC and other memberships online with certain geographic areas
designated as "favorites".

The only weather reports I've ever seen from porn sites is "hot & steamy!" :D
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
53,155 Posts
bobukcat said:
Isn't this what the Internet is for (other than Porn, of course :sure: ) ???
I thought the Internet was for talking about television, or in our case, television delivery systems?

The ITV "on the 8's" via E* (if accurate) will be a cool feature for the average lazy American. Which is occasionally me. My computer is at the end of the couch and yet I'm still too lazy sometimes to go that far for information. :)

Give me "DishHOME" - arrow left - select - (pause) - 2 1 and I don't have to get up! :D
(And don't make me wait for the 8's or longer ... give it to me 24x7 via the E* receiver!)
 

·
Charter Gold Club Member
Joined
·
22,056 Posts
Yes, I would like to have weather 'On the 8s" about every two minutes,
but then they would probably have to change the name of the segment.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
53,155 Posts
Or you'd have to go back to E* (once the new application is activated).
The internet seems to work as a replacement.

I remember the first weather channel I saw on local cable. A black and white camera on a motor that panned back and forth across a set of weather dials with local advertisements written on cards between the dials. That was replaced by "TWC" when the cable system got it's first satellite dish.

We have come a long way.
 

·
Hall Of Fame
Joined
·
6,226 Posts
James Long said:
Or you'd have to go back to E* (once the new application is activated).
The internet seems to work as a replacement.

I remember the first weather channel I saw on local cable. A black and white camera on a motor that panned back and forth across a set of weather dials with local advertisements written on cards between the dials. That was replaced by "TWC" when the cable system got it's first satellite dish.

We have come a long way.
I rememer something like that on a local channel, way back in the 50's before cable at least around here. We got 5 channels.:eek2: :eek2: :eek2: :eek2: My mom was on Queen for a Day and won!
 

·
Godfather
Joined
·
356 Posts
bobukcat said:
Isn't this what the Internet is for (other than Porn, of course :sure: ) ???
I think Bob is looking for "porn on the 8's":lol:
 

·
Hall Of Fame
Joined
·
3,972 Posts
Now, unfortunately, the weather channel is going the way of MTV. That is, leaving their original successful format.

Instead of doing weather, they do Storm Stories, and other such gunk that is more fluff and filler than helpful weather info.
 

·
Hall Of Fame
Joined
·
2,130 Posts
Jim5506 said:
Now, unfortunately, the weather channel is going the way of MTV. That is, leaving their original successful format.

Instead of doing weather, they do Storm Stories, and other such gunk that is more fluff and filler than helpful weather info.
The only regular thing I watch on TWC is "It Could Happen Tomorrow"!
 

·
Legend
Joined
·
126 Posts
Dishlover said:
Does anyone know when that will be added to the DVR 625 Models!:confused:
it's not on any models yet
 

·
Legend
Joined
·
109 Posts
bobukcat said:
Isn't this what the Internet is for (other than Porn, of course :sure: ) ???
Yea but who wants to cut on the computer everytime they want to see their local radar or forcast?
 

·
Legend
Joined
·
109 Posts
I take back what I said about this not being available till next year.It will probebly be on by the time the next Charlie Chat dayviews December 11th.If not I hope someone will call and ask him when they expect to get it.
 

·
New Member
Joined
·
5 Posts
Here in Kansas City we have our local NBC affiliate putting out a weather channel via OTA in I swear in 720p. The picture is great. I have seen it in other cities. We won't need it on the 8's here in KC.
 

·
Hall Of Fame
Joined
·
3,184 Posts
Scottthedott said:
Here in Kansas City we have our local NBC affiliate putting out a weather channel via OTA in I swear in 720p. The picture is great. I have seen it in other cities. We won't need it on the 8's here in KC.
Here in the Cleveland market we have 2 locas stations with weather subchannels: WKYC has NBC Weather Plus and WOIO has their own Weather Net which also has news headlines.
 

·
Icon
Joined
·
731 Posts
Scottthedott said:
Here in Kansas City we have our local NBC affiliate putting out a weather channel via OTA in I swear in 720p. The picture is great. I have seen it in other cities. We won't need it on the 8's here in KC.
Those outside the reaches of local OTA signals, those who won't / can't put up an antenna, and those cavemen still using SD televisions still will welcome the "Weather on the 8's" when it makes its appearance. :)
 

·
Legend
Joined
·
109 Posts
Well I just saw on another webpage I won't list it that the rollout starts tomorrow Wednesday.Only 25% of receivers will get it at first.100% will be 721s.None of the 311s will get it Wednesday but in the near future probebly next week.When they say 311s this doesn't also mean the 301 does it?I have a 301 and a 510.I assume their just going to be testing it on 25% of receivers to see if anyone is having problems.I can't wait.I'm so excited about this.
 
1 - 20 of 32 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top