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Comcast in Hanover, PA is now showing an IntelliStar 2 on their SD feed (channel 53) instead of the trusty old IntelliStar unit (22608) that we've had for over ten years. The current IntelliStar 2 that I'm seeing is based out of Lancaster, PA, whereas the former IS unit was centered on Hanover itself. Lancaster is 40 miles away from Hanover, and the weather can often vary greatly over that distance.

This IS2 unit also appears to cover a very widespread area; my estimate is around 2,750 square miles. The cities on the LDL are Lancaster, Lebanon (21 miles away from Lancaster), York (23 miles away from Lancaster), and Hanover (40 miles away from Lancaster).

It seems like 40 miles from the main current conditions site is a very far distance and may be an error. Are  there any closer IntelliStar 2 units that would better serve the effected area in a more efficient fashion?

Thank you.

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WeatherSTAR Tech Support / Weatherscan City/Unit Changed?
« on: December 15, 2014, 02:58:19 PM »
Last Wednesday night-Thursday morning (December 10-11), the Weatherscan unit based in Chambersburg PA (ID 20778), which I had been receiving for many years here in Hanover, PA on Comcast channel 101 was down for at least 15 hours. It was presumably rebooted and was running fine as of Thursday afternoon.

Today, I come to find that I am now seeing the Harrisburg, PA-based Weatherscan here in Hanover. The Chambersburg unit wasn't exactly centered on Hanover, but did include forecasts and conditions for Hanover, as well as many other surrounding towns, which the Chambersburg unit presumably covered. The current Weatherscan that I'm seeing from Harrisburg only includes forecasts and conditions for Harrisburg, which is over 30 miles away from Hanover and over 45 miles from Chambersburg. Is this a temporary change or is Comcast restructuring things?

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TWC and your Cable Company / Comcast to buy Time Warner Cable
« on: February 12, 2014, 11:27:49 PM »
According to CNBC (a Comcast property, incidentally), Comcast is about to finalize a deal to buy Time Warner Cable for $44.2 billion.

Full story at Engadget: http://www.engadget.com/2014/02/12/comcast-rumored-to-buy-time-warner-cable-tomorrow/

Really hope the FCC/FTC blocks this. One less cable company and less competition is never a good thing. :hammer:

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Local Forecast / Emergency Feed Sightings
« on: May 04, 2012, 02:41:36 PM »
No topic for this yet...

Long-form blacked out at 2:38 PM ET and was replaced by the emergency feed until the 2:40 commercial break.

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Local Forecast / Trammell Starks #40
« on: August 12, 2011, 04:04:43 AM »
I have a question regarding Trammell's "lost" song. I can remember a few years back at TWC Classics' Forums, someone had posted an extended version of the song that reached past the well-known 0:00-2:00 cut of the song that had played on the LF in 1996. Does anyone still have this clip? Thanks.

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WeatherSTAR Tech Support / IntelliStar frozen?
« on: July 28, 2011, 10:54:41 AM »
My TWC feed has been frozen on a weather.com/desktop Local On The 8s promo for the past hour or so. It appears that the IntelliStar may have frozen.

Local weather ID: 022608
Cable company: Comcast/Xfinity
City: Hanover, PA
Channel: 53

Thanks!

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General Discussion / Happy Birthday, Patrick!
« on: February 12, 2011, 12:04:20 AM »
Happy birthday, Patrick! B)

Thanks for being such a great friend and administrator to TWCT! Hope you have a wonderful day!  :biggrin:

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WeatherSTAR Tech Support / IntelliStar 022608 Background Error
« on: September 04, 2010, 11:43:00 PM »
The main background on my IntelliStar has become corrupted.



This issue has happened to this particular unit before about two years ago, and a simple reset of the unit fixed it.

IntelliStar 022608
Comcast
Hanover, PA

Thanks!

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WeatherSTAR Tech Support / National Backup Feed stuck old forecast
« on: August 27, 2010, 07:22:42 AM »
Hello STAR Team,

The "emergency feed" national DBS forecast (the one that appears when there is some kind of broadcast, production, or music error) is currently showing old forecast and radar data from this past Tuesday. Not sure if you can do anything directly to remedy the problem; if not, please forward this message to the proper department.

Thanks!

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Whenever there is an active weather bulletin being displayed on my LDL, the city title for the alert is New Oxford. However, New Oxford is not one of the regular three cities that rotate on the LDL. I assume, the city title for the alert should be Hanover, which is the main CC city on my IntellIStar.

Also, it's worth noting (I guess) that when the blue LDL was introduced in June 2008 and the new LDL was introduced in March 2010, for the first few hours after the update, New Oxford appeared as the main CC city on the LDL before being changed to Hanover.

IntelliStar 022608; Hanover, PA; Comcast.

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WeatherSTAR Tech Support / IntelliStar LDL Radar Issue
« on: May 28, 2010, 01:28:51 AM »
Hello STAR Team,

During programming that uses the large LDL, the radar on the LDL seems to have a problem with the Maryland-Pennsylvania state boundary being overdrawn past the west edge of the map and the border extends into the advertisement space.

IntelliStar 022608; Hanover, PA; Comcast



Thanks for looking into this error.

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Hello STAR Team,

On my Weatherscan (Chambersburg, PA, STAR ID 20778), there is a mislabeled Interstate shield on the Hagerstown radar. What is labeled as Interstate 73 on the map, should be Interstate 99. On the other cities on this unit, Interstate 99 is correctly labeled.



Thanks!

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Local Forecast / January 2010 Playlist
« on: January 12, 2010, 11:09:24 AM »
New song playing at 11:08 AM ET...

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Local Forecast / "Text That Tune"
« on: December 09, 2009, 02:40:29 PM »
I just saw a commercial for a promotion TWC will be doing next week. From what I can tell, next week during YWT's 8am eastern hour, TWC will play a mystery song on the LOT8s, and if you can correctly identify the song, you can send a text message to TWC with the correct song title, and you will be entered to win $200.


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Local Forecast / November 2009 Playlist in effect
« on: November 17, 2009, 05:20:33 PM »
New songs playing at 5:08 and 5:18 PM ET...

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