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TWC in full-HD... June 2nd?

nybatt
05-17-2008, 12:49 PM
it looks as if the weather channel is FINALLY ready to go HD full-time and not just on its local on the 8's...

the channel has been advertising: "HD coming in june" .. and the other night cantore (you can call him that if you watch as much as some of us do!!) said that "17 days" will be the go-date... he said this on the 15th..

sooooo, are we looking at monday the 2nd perhaps?? we will see soon enough..

werinshades
05-17-2008, 01:56 PM
It would be nice if they could show true "local coverage" similar to way Comcast had it. You really don't get the "local on the 8's" but it sort of scans the nation.

Racerbob
05-17-2008, 02:21 PM
It would be nice if they could show true "local coverage" similar to way Comcast had it. You really don't get the "local on the 8's" but it sort of scans the nation.

Well Comcast had it that way for you for your local area. Time Warner is the same way. You can't expect D* to do the same.

werinshades
05-17-2008, 05:25 PM
Well Comcast had it that way for you for your local area. Time Warner is the same way. You can't expect D* to do the same.


Sure you could expect D* to do it. They have local channels in HD so it could be possible. Not a complaint, just something i'd like to see.

Racerbob
05-17-2008, 09:45 PM
Sure you could expect D* to do it. They have local channels in HD so it could be possible. Not a complaint, just something i'd like to see.

Maybe something for the future. But first, we are anxiously awaiting the introduction of HD Locals in this area.

hdtvtechno.com
05-18-2008, 06:52 AM
Yes weather channel will be full hd on june 2nd...

jpfrasier
05-18-2008, 07:00 AM
It would be nice if they could show true "local coverage" similar to way Comcast had it. You really don't get the "local on the 8's" but it sort of scans the nation.

I don't the specifics but every cable company I've ever seen, big or small, has this for their viewers. My dad is a farmer in a rural area and believe it or not, this is one of the reasons I can't get him to switch to either satellite provider. He wants/needs his local forecast on the weather channel.

Side note, one of the other reasons he won't switch is he gets two sets of locals through the cable co. So he can watch the local weather and see what's going on east and west of him. How can cable companies do this but satellite co's can't?

md0110
05-19-2008, 03:36 PM
My dad is a farmer in a rural area and believe it or not, this is one of the reasons I can't get him to switch to either satellite provider. He wants/needs his local forecast on the weather channel.

Wow. Imagine that, a farmer thinking his weather info feed might be important!!

How can cable companies do this but satellite co's can't?

Cable companies are awarded franchises in small areas (a municipality or county) It's rerlatively easy for the local office to get a weather feed from the internet and to feed it into their broadcast for their small area.

On the other hand, a satellite broadcaster would have to get the information for the whole country, and the local market used to determine your local channels is insufficient, e.g:

My local market is Charlotte, but I live 45 miles away. The Charlotte forecast is of limited use to me. Or more plainly, a forecast that someone living in Rock Hill, SC or maybe even Great Falls, SC on the southern fringe of the Charlotte Market is of no use to people 75-90 miles distant in the same DirecTV market, and vice versa.

DirecTV would have to collect and spot-beam the information at a level at least as small as the local zip code, which is probably a lot smaller than they currently do.

md0110

glennb1
05-20-2008, 11:32 AM
Sure you could expect D* to do it. They have local channels in HD so it could be possible. Not a complaint, just something i'd like to see.

Local channels in HD is totally different than local weather forecasts for everyone in the country from the weatherchannel via DIRECTV.

Each local cable company in each city has special equipment that pulls in the local weather forecast on the 8's thing to broadcast out to that particular city.

nybatt
06-05-2008, 08:18 AM
2 hours a night of "true" HD?? new "HD" graphics to fill the black side-panels the rest of the day??

not the most impressive upgrade for TWC...

I will say that the "Evening Edition in HD" is sweet, but I am frustrated that all the actual weather programming is not full-HD yet.

anyone heard of any future plans??

md0110
06-05-2008, 11:03 AM
Frankly, if they're still going to show the weather on those distorted Mercator projection maps thay've been using lately, I'm not sure I even want to see it HD.

md0110