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Offline Eric

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First advisory scroll
« on: February 10, 2012, 02:56:28 PM »
I just saw my first advisory scroll on the IS2, a fire weather watch.

The text is much smaller than on any SD Star, but, since it's high definition, it's still easily readable.

The one thing I don't like is that it doesn't replace the LDL, but simply sits on top of it and cuts off the bottom section.  (I can see clouds in the extended forecast but I don't know if there's any precipitation falling from them.)  As much as I liked the larger LDL from 2 years ago, my one major complaint with it was that advisory scrolls cut off the bottom of those, too.

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Re: First advisory scroll
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2012, 04:32:49 PM »
Ah, so you think differently about this now that you have the IS2, Eric?  I remember a time when this "issue" with the advisory scroll wasn't so important to you (sorry, but I just had to call you out on it). :P

(from IntelliSTAR 2 Videos! thread)
Great videos, Mark! However, I notice a BIG problem: the warning crawl is covering up some of the information on the LDL. :thinking:

Comparing the HD and SD warning crawls, I think the HD is far less intrusive.  As for "BIG problem," I think it qualifies as a minor inconvenience, not as a "BIG problem."  Do you expect them to invest the time, effort, and money to completely reformat the LDL for a warning crawl which appears a small fraction of the total amount of time the LDL is shown?

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Re: First advisory scroll
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2012, 09:53:25 PM »
Ah, so you think differently about this now that you have the IS2, Eric?  I remember a time when this "issue" with the advisory scroll wasn't so important to you

But of course!  I'm a man of many opinions, most of which contradict each other. :wacko: