November 23, 2017, 05:21:19 PM

Author Topic: What exactly is weatherscan?  (Read 1602 times)

Offline boyercam

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 131
  • Gender: Male
  • Bringing The Weather Channel to the UK
    • View Profile
    • Website
  • Cable Provider: Other
  • WxStar Version: IntelliStar
What exactly is weatherscan?
« on: July 29, 2013, 07:18:36 AM »
So I'm confused about weatherscan, what exactly is it? As far as I can tell it's the same as WxStar and IntelliStar. Is there a difference?

I'm rather new to weatherscan and so I don't really understand why TWC still use it instead of the other systems.

Boyercam


WxStar XL Web Emulator: http://cameronboyer.tk/wsxl/

phw115wvwx

  • Guest
Re: What exactly is weatherscan?
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2013, 07:23:32 AM »
Weatherscan is actually like a non-stop local forecast that will eventually repeat everything in a loop if you watch it long enough.  It has its own screens and products unlike any of the other STARs.  I'm sure the older members can help you with more information about why it was developed this way as I've rarely watched it in person.

Offline gt1racerlHDl

  • Music Playlist Uploader
  • Content Editor
  • Ultimate Member
  • *
  • Posts: 3221
  • Gender: Male
  • Smooth Jazz Fan
    • View Profile
    • Facebook
  • Cable Provider: Xfinity
  • HD Channel #: 847
  • HD WxStar ID #: N/A
  • SD Channel #: 47
  • SD WxStar ID #: 22622
  • WxScan Ch. #: 245
  • WxScan ID #: 20735
  • WxStar Version: IntelliStar
Re: What exactly is weatherscan?
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2013, 08:28:37 AM »
So I'm confused about weatherscan, what exactly is it? As far as I can tell it's the same as WxStar and IntelliStar. Is there a difference?

I'm rather new to weatherscan and so I don't really understand why TWC still use it instead of the other systems.

Boyercam


It's a separate Intellistar based totally on different graphics and segments which is why it doesn't look like the current SD IntelliStar or Satellite forecast viewers see daily on their local TWC Feed.  It is available to certain cable companies as far as i know.

They show segments like Garden, Ski, Health, and more local conditions than the current Intellistar and WeatherStar XL since TWC shortened the locals to 60 seconds.

Here's a video of my local WeatherScan from Brockton, MA Xfinity Headend

WeatherScan Local: Brockton, MA #20735 7/25/13


« Last Edit: July 29, 2013, 08:32:17 AM by gt1racerlHDl »

Offline boyercam

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 131
  • Gender: Male
  • Bringing The Weather Channel to the UK
    • View Profile
    • Website
  • Cable Provider: Other
  • WxStar Version: IntelliStar
Re: What exactly is weatherscan?
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2013, 09:07:25 AM »
So I'm confused about weatherscan, what exactly is it? As far as I can tell it's the same as WxStar and IntelliStar. Is there a difference?

I'm rather new to weatherscan and so I don't really understand why TWC still use it instead of the other systems.

Boyercam


It's a separate Intellistar based totally on different graphics and segments which is why it doesn't look like the current SD IntelliStar or Satellite forecast viewers see daily on their local TWC Feed.  It is available to certain cable companies as far as i know.

They show segments like Garden, Ski, Health, and more local conditions than the current Intellistar and WeatherStar XL since TWC shortened the locals to 60 seconds.



So, is it something they show when they have no programs scheduled? A little bit like this? > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ITV_Nightscreen


WxStar XL Web Emulator: http://cameronboyer.tk/wsxl/

Offline Eric

  • Ultimate Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1757
    • View Profile
  • Cable Provider: Other
  • WxStar Version: IntelliStar
Re: What exactly is weatherscan?
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2013, 10:28:39 AM »
No, this non-stop local forecast is the only programming on Weatherscan.  It is a continuous loop of local forecast information, and nothing but that.

In case there is any confusion, I should mention that these are two separate channels we're talking about.  The Weather Channel is one channel, and Weatherscan is an entirely different channel that some cable providers offer to their subscribers.

Offline boyercam

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 131
  • Gender: Male
  • Bringing The Weather Channel to the UK
    • View Profile
    • Website
  • Cable Provider: Other
  • WxStar Version: IntelliStar
Re: What exactly is weatherscan?
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2013, 03:41:40 PM »
In case there is any confusion, I should mention that these are two separate channels we're talking about.  The Weather Channel is one channel, and Weatherscan is an entirely different channel that some cable providers offer to their subscribers.

Ahh...
...Now it makes sense. Whoops  :blushing:


WxStar XL Web Emulator: http://cameronboyer.tk/wsxl/