227 Weather on Demand has been UPGRADED

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227 Weather on Demand has been UPGRADED

It now has anything you want in weather (except Lot8).  Local, State,Regional radar, 10 day forecasts, new weather maps and more. Smiley Very Happy

 

Chris


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Re: 227 Weather on Demand has been UPGRADED

I'll look again, but the last time I looked at my "local" radar on that thing I could see all or part of 13 states.  And I don't even live in New England.

 

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Re: 227 Weather on Demand has been UPGRADED

Okay, it is better.  My "local" radar only shows large amounts of 4 states now.  The "State" view shows the 13 state view.

 

The thunderstorm (which qualified for a Severe Thunderstrom Warning) that chased us off the Ultimate field was still only a small yellow dot on the "local".

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Re: 227 Weather on Demand has been UPGRADED

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It is better, but Accuweather's online interactive map can actually drill right down to my street, but that would be hard to put on WOD (that close it's useless). Smiley Very Happy

 

Chris


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Re: 227 Weather on Demand has been UPGRADED

Wow, big change!  Sarcasm on, then quickly off.  They moved the navigation from vertical to horizontal.  Ooh-wee!  Okay, enough snippy-ness.  There are more radar options.  The "local" radar is a bit more like a TV station's radar, about a 110 mile radius.  The "state" view, is what I would call "Regional" as it has views of 13 states (it is the old view) and the "Regional" view is what I would call "East of the Rockies."  From US 81 on the West, to aboit 200 miles into the Atlantic on the East and from the Mid Souith, to way up into Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba.  The bad thing is that the radar is 30-35 minutes old.  Not good.

 

An improvement but a yawner - we need LOT8's.

 

 

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dhascall wrote:

 

 - we need LOT8's. 


Why?

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Re: 227 Weather on Demand has been UPGRADED


texasguy37 wrote:

dhascall wrote:

 

 - we need LOT8's. 


Why?


You are seriously asking?  Seriously.  Srsly?  

 

1. LIVE radar - not 35 minutes old (albeit 8 minutes old, if you are in between)

2. The forecasts are more detailed instead of an icon, showing a Cloud, sun and a lightning bolt for one day's forecast.

3. Accuweather?  Not so much.

4. LOT8's interfaces directly with text output feeds from the NWS.

5. etc... etc... etc...

 

Just keepin it real.

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Yes, that was a serious question.  The LOT8's technology was created in the 1980's.  In the 21st century there are so many faster and better ways to get detailed local weather information than to have to wait up to 10 minutes for it to appear on The Weather Channel. LOT8's predates the internet, smartphones, and other intelligent devices that provide detailed local weather information in an instant.

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I am entitled to my opinion, correct?  I want U-Verse to carry LOT8's.  Just sayin'

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Re: 227 Weather on Demand has been UPGRADED


dhascall wrote:

 

I am entitled to my opinion, correct?  I want U-Verse to carry LOT8's.  Just sayin'


Of course you are entitled to your opinion just as we all are.  I'm not saying that you should not ask for LOT8's, and I hope you get it, if that's what you want.  I'm just saying that LOT8's is technology that was developed in the 1980's, and today we have technologies that provide faster and better local weather information than LOT8's.  

 

Personally, I don't have a need for LOT8's.  I just wanted to know why some who have made the request seems to feel so strongly about the needed for it.

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Re: 227 Weather on Demand has been UPGRADED

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texasguy37 wrote:

dhascall wrote:

 

I am entitled to my opinion, correct?  I want U-Verse to carry LOT8's.  Just sayin'


Of course you are entitled to your opinion just as we all are.  I'm not saying that you should not ask for LOT8's, and I hope you get it, if that's what you want.  I'm just saying that LOT8's is technology that was developed in the 1980's, and today we have technologies that provide faster and better local weather information than LOT8's.  

 

Personally, I don't have a need for LOT8's.  I just wanted to know why some who have made the request seems to feel so strongly about the needed for it.


My "why" relates to any funds being allocated to putting lipstick on Accuweather's pig, could have been better spent on LOT8.  I do miss the LOT8's - as I've stated.  I tried the radar on  227, Sunday night, just to see if I needed to cover the patio furniture, before I turned in and the app crashed the DVR. Seriously.  And then my wife asked why I didn't check the local forecasts on the Weather Channel.  I explained to her just one more time.....  Srsly. Smiley Happy

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dhascall wrote:

texasguy37 wrote:

dhascall wrote:

 

I am entitled to my opinion, correct?  I want U-Verse to carry LOT8's.  Just sayin'


Of course you are entitled to your opinion just as we all are.  I'm not saying that you should not ask for LOT8's, and I hope you get it, if that's what you want.  I'm just saying that LOT8's is technology that was developed in the 1980's, and today we have technologies that provide faster and better local weather information than LOT8's.  

 

Personally, I don't have a need for LOT8's.  I just wanted to know why some who have made the request seems to feel so strongly about the needed for it.


My "why" relates to any funds being allocated to putting lipstick on Accuweather's pig, could have been better spent on LOT8.  I do miss the LOT8's - as I've stated.  I tried the radar on  227, Sunday night, just to see if I needed to cover the patio furniture, before I turned in and the app crashed the DVR. Seriously.  And then my wife asked why I didn't check the local forecasts on the Weather Channel.  I explained to her just one more time.....  Srsly. Smiley Happy


I'll admit that UVerse weather on demand WAS terrible, but with the new upgrade it's much, much, much better.  Actually has a local radar (when I tried it just now it was only 5 min old), state radar, regional radar (old default) and regional satellite.  Also now has current, hourly and 10 day weather forecasts.  It was also very quick to load here.  I like that you are still standing by your LOT8s and would it be nice to have, yes, but with the improvements to UVerse WoD, my cell phone and the TWC app on my computer I wouldn't ever turn to the channel.

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Re: 227 Weather on Demand has been UPGRADED

Actually here in metro Detroit, the State view was our default before the upgrade, the Regional goes from N of Maine over to 1/2 ND, SD, NB, KS and OK. 

 

Here we have Lot8 24/7/365 on 950 WWJ.Smiley Very Happy

 

Chris


Please NO SD stretch-o-vision or 480 SD HD Channels
Need Help? 1-800-288-2020, After he gets acct info, press # a bunch of times, get a menu from Mr. Voice recognition
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mibrnsurg wrote:

Actually here in metro Detroit, the State view was our default before the upgrade, the Regional goes from N of Maine over to 1/2 ND, SD, NB, KS and OK. 

 

Here we have Lot8 24/7/365 on 950 WWJ.Smiley Very Happy

 

Chris


Please NO SD stretch-o-vision or 480 SD HD Channels
Need Help? 1-800-288-2020, After he gets acct info, press # a bunch of times, get a menu from Mr. Voice recognition
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Lol, Chris.  Glad that you a have a local, full service radio station, in 950, WWJ.  Is WJR 760, still news / talk or just talk?  Indy doesn't have a news / talk station any more - just a talker.  Sure they do Top of the hour news but most of the drive time is yucky poliotical talk.  I hear enough of that at work.

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dhascall wrote:

mibrnsurg wrote:

Actually here in metro Detroit, the State view was our default before the upgrade, the Regional goes from N of Maine over to 1/2 ND, SD, NB, KS and OK. 

 

Here we have Lot8 24/7/365 on 950 WWJ.Smiley Very Happy

 

Chris



Lol, Chris.  Glad that you a have a local, full service radio station, in 950, WWJ.  Is WJR 760, still news / talk or just talk?  Indy doesn't have a news / talk station any more - just a talker.  Sure they do Top of the hour news but most of the drive time is yucky poliotical talk.  I hear enough of that at work.


WJR is pretty much all conservative talk now, they do have News on the hour and traffic/weather during morning/evening rush hours.

 

WWJ has Accuweather and will come in anytime a warning will occur, not just on the 8's. Smiley Wink

 

Chris


Please NO SD stretch-o-vision or 480 SD HD Channels
Need Help? 1-800-288-2020, After he gets acct info, press # a bunch of times, get a menu from Mr. Voice recognition
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