September 25, 2020, 09:07:47 PM

Author Topic: Regional Forecast Map - Appeared at 12:48PM 5/18/2020  (Read 1803 times)

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Re: Regional Forecast Map - Appeared at 12:48PM 5/18/2020
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2020, 12:28:41 PM »
This has to make you wonder what other products the newer Intellistars have built in that have never been used...

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Re: Regional Forecast Map - Appeared at 12:48PM 5/18/2020
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2020, 12:31:16 PM »
Makes me wonder the same thing..

I also took a video of my IntelliStar featuring the map:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gmh6lUKIjBk
« Last Edit: May 19, 2020, 12:54:54 PM by crazybangles »

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Re: Regional Forecast Map - Appeared at 12:48PM 5/18/2020
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2020, 01:57:37 PM »
Given luesjo12's assessments about the map product still using the old Akko font rather than the current Roboto font and also the maps being removed this morning, I guess TWC didn't intend on using said product and it was likely just glitching. Or, TWC could have been testing out the maps and they plan on updating it with Roboto in the future, perhaps even roll it out to the IS2 Jrs as well. Guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens next.  :dunno:
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Re: Regional Forecast Map - Appeared at 12:48PM 5/18/2020
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2020, 05:53:40 PM »
Given luesjo12's assessments about the map product still using the old Akko font rather than the current Roboto font and also the maps being removed this morning, I guess TWC didn't intend on using said product and it was likely just glitching. Or, TWC could have been testing out the maps and they plan on updating it with Roboto in the future, perhaps even roll it out to the IS2 Jrs as well. Guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens next.  :dunno:

Iím sticking with it was an error. With LOT8s only running 2 times per hour max for one minute, thereís absolutely no reason TWC would be interested in adding a new product to the lineup.

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Re: Regional Forecast Map - Appeared at 12:48PM 5/18/2020
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2020, 09:50:10 AM »
...TWC could have been testing out the maps and they plan on updating it with Roboto in the future...
TWC would test that internally first. I'm confident it was just a goof up ;)

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Re: Regional Forecast Map - Appeared at 12:48PM 5/18/2020
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2020, 05:57:09 PM »
Haven't seen it here yet in Chicago WOW! cable yet but I'm keeping an eye out.

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Re: Regional Forecast Map - Appeared at 12:48PM 5/18/2020
« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2020, 06:11:26 PM »
It seems like the map has been turned off for now, but if you look at my first reply on this thread you'll see a map for somewhere pretty close to Chicago.

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Re: Regional Forecast Map - Appeared at 12:48PM 5/18/2020
« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2020, 01:07:25 PM »
Not sure if accidental or not, but I can definitely explain why the fonts on that map are still in Akko. This product was only shown once on a random I2 in 2015 (which I have attached a screenshot of below). The reason this product is in Akko is most likely because TWC did not intend to update this product to have the new Roboto font and was most likely going to sit unused until it made its way to our I2s yesterday.
I wonder who posted that picture? I presume there's no video anywhere, but I have to wonder how long that IS2 showed the map. It says "Tomorrow's Forecast" and the time on the paused DVR shows 1:18p with the program being "Highway Thru Hell", so that had to have been on a weekend, but I keep wondering if it showed that instead of a "TOMORROW" text forecast, or in addition to the 3 text forecasts, or if it even showed "Today", "Tonight", and "Tomorrow" on maps instead of text. I'm guessing this was also a glitch, though it wasn't a nationwide glitch, as I know mine in "Saint Louis" didn't show those maps anytime back then. It makes me wonder if the WATT IS2s have multiple flavors built in to show forecast maps for different periods, but only the one without the maps is supposed to be used, with ones with the maps being accidently used on this one IS2 back in 2015, plus nationwide this past May. There's also a "Now" map built in, but was never used once, not even by accident, at least to my knowledge.