Weather Channel cutbacks

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  1. ThomasC

    ThomasC Lead Actor

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    Starting last week or the week before, instead of getting local weather reports with the "Local on the 8s," I'm just getting forecasts for major cities and regional weather maps, satellite views, and radar. Does anybody know if it's only going to get worse, or will it get better as the econony starts to get better?
     
  2. Wayne Bundrick

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    "Local on the 8's" is inserted, or in your case is supposed to be inserted, by the local cable company. Otherwise how would it be "local" for everyone across the country?

    It's not a cutback, the insertion system is probably broke at your cable company. Ask them when they're going to fix it.
     
  3. ThomasC

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    Ah, no wonder. My college switched satellite/cable services a couple weeks ago, so that's it. Thanks!
     
  4. Wayne Bundrick

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    If it's satellite, such as DirecTV, then the local insertion system is not broke, it's non-existent!
     
  5. ThomasC

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    Yeah, we had cable, satellite, and OTA before. Now it's just satellite and OTA. That blows. Oh well, thank goodness for the Internet.
     
  6. LewB

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    I disagree with that statement. If you have a 'wink compatible
    ' receiver, you can get weather for your zip code any time on an interactive weather channel in the 490's I believe.
     
  7. Chris_Morris

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    Lew, that is not the same as TWC local info. TWC local info comes from the National Weather Service, whereas Dish Network's Open TV (and more than likely Direct's too) info comes from Accuweather, an often used, but highly unaccurate source. I don't know how Direct works, but Dish's Open TV only shows a 5 day forecast, with hi/low and a graphic of the weather, no detailed forecast info like TWC's NWS feed.
    I wish TWC would be able to offer local info to satellite subscribers, but that's what the internet and fav. links are for.


    Chris
     
  8. LewB

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    Thanks for the correction, nevermind ! :b
     

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