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Re: New Graphics coming to TWC
« Reply #405 on: November 12, 2013, 04:24:16 AM »
The XL is still queuing on my LFs
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Re: New Graphics coming to TWC
« Reply #406 on: November 12, 2013, 04:24:47 AM »
Daytona Beach has had a few teething troubles, but that's to be expected.

Starting at 4:00 the local LDL was transparent, so you could see both the local and national LDLs.  The sidebar was national.  Then came the local forecast, then only the local LDL and sidebar.  Then the next local foreacst, and, after a couple of seconds of local over national LDL, we're back to only national LDL and sidebar.

Comparing the new local forecast segment, I'm not terribly impressed.  A lot of empty, wasted space, and I'm not a fan of the über-minimalist graphics.  The LDL is a good start, but I'd like to see some tweaking here and there.  Better than the old IS LDL, but I miss the old IS2 LDL.  The sidebar is a good idea, but largely wasted right now.

And, for some reason, the local forecast segment has a desert background... in Daytona Beach, Florida. :dunno:
« Last Edit: November 12, 2013, 04:26:23 AM by Eric »

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Re: New Graphics coming to TWC
« Reply #407 on: November 12, 2013, 04:27:55 AM »
TWC please stop calling it a 7 day forecast when you don't have enough time to show 7 Days.
Just now they only went from Today to Saturday. Go back to the Weekly Planner and make it 5 days.
Once again the music under the forecasts has to go.
Huh?

What a letdown. HD feed is letterboxed on SD, and being that we don't have the IntelliStar 2, we see the national feed. Many viewers will be unhappy if they don't have the IS2.
The IS will be updated but that is a longer rollout.

So you're saying like sometime today, or within the next few months?
All I heard is that there were delays but nothing specific. I would expect within the next day or so but that could change. Rolling out a major update to hundreds of ten year old computers can take time :P

Does this mean that the whole TV screen is going to be squished down inside of a box around the whole TV size ?? Sorry im not very good at explaining, but i seriously hope that dont happen here. I have a regular CRT TV, not no fancy HD led, whatever.

It would make me so mad if this channel puts the whole entire station inside of a box like that. (black space around all 4 corners). :( Some of the local phoenix channels here do that and i HATE it soooo much.

I seriously hope it dont happen to TWC, i perfer full screen as it is right now.
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Re: New Graphics coming to TWC
« Reply #408 on: November 12, 2013, 04:28:11 AM »
Here's the HD National Forecast:

TWC - NEW "Weather All the Time" HD National Forecast - November 12, 2013


Also, for those wondering, nothing has happened with Weatherscan yet.
« Last Edit: November 12, 2013, 04:38:37 AM by Trevor »

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Re: New Graphics coming to TWC
« Reply #409 on: November 12, 2013, 04:32:03 AM »
Does this mean that the whole TV screen is going to be squished down inside of a box around the whole TV size ?? Sorry im not very good at explaining, but i seriously hope that dont happen here. I have a regular CRT TV, not no fancy HD led, whatever.

It would make me so mad if this channel puts the whole entire station inside of a box like that. (black space around all 4 corners). :( Some of the local phoenix channels here do that and i HATE it soooo much.

I seriously hope it dont happen to TWC, i perfer full screen
Letterbox is here to stay. Sorry but thats just the future for every cable and broadcast network. Every OTA station in my market has gone to letterbox format. I'm surprised it took them this long
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Re: New Graphics coming to TWC
« Reply #410 on: November 12, 2013, 04:33:23 AM »
TWC please stop calling it a 7 day forecast when you don't have enough time to show 7 Days.
Just now they only went from Today to Saturday. Go back to the Weekly Planner and make it 5 days.
Once again the music under the forecasts has to go.
Huh?

Ever since TWC switched from the Weekly Planner 5 Day forecast to the 7 Day Forecast they never have enough time to go through 7 Days of forecasts.
I'm saying go back to 5 days because they seem to have enough time to go through 5 days.

Wow that WCL theme is annoying and it plays under every forecast segment. :no:

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Re: New Graphics coming to TWC
« Reply #411 on: November 12, 2013, 04:34:01 AM »
Very impressed so far. Here's my observations:
 
- IntelliStar appeared to crash on first LOT8s run. The screen started spazzing out.
- IntelliStar 2 updated, initially didn't show backgrounds for the LDL (and side bar). Works now after first local.
- My XL is still downloading conditions and chugging along. Read the time stamp and it's current. So yay, the legacies will live on B)

Any idea on how long these IStars will take to finish updating?

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Re: New Graphics coming to TWC
« Reply #412 on: November 12, 2013, 04:35:20 AM »
TWC please stop calling it a 7 day forecast when you don't have enough time to show 7 Days.
Just now they only went from Today to Saturday. Go back to the Weekly Planner and make it 5 days.
Once again the music under the forecasts has to go.
Huh?

Ever since TWC switched from the Weekly Planner 5 day forecast to the 7 Day Forecast they never have enough time to go through 7 Days of forecasts.
I'm saying go back to 5 days because they seem to have enough time to go through 5 days.

Wow that WCL theme is annoying and it plays under every forecast segment. :no:
Oh I see what you're saying. Yea that's a good point. They probably should avoid any mention of the number of days just to be safe

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Re: New Graphics coming to TWC
« Reply #413 on: November 12, 2013, 04:36:01 AM »

Does this mean that the whole TV screen is going to be squished down inside of a box around the whole TV size ?? Sorry im not very good at explaining, but i seriously hope that dont happen here. I have a regular CRT TV, not no fancy HD led, whatever.

It would make me so mad if this channel puts the whole entire station inside of a box like that. (black space around all 4 corners). :( Some of the local phoenix channels here do that and i HATE it soooo much.

I seriously hope it dont happen to TWC, i perfer full screen as it is right now.

Unfortunately you're quickly slipping into the minority. It solves a lot of problems for TV stations and networks to be able to broadcast the 16:9 letterbox feed-namely regard graphics and video formatting. CRTs are all but extinct, so don't expect networks or stations to bend over backwards for them much longer.

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Re: New Graphics coming to TWC
« Reply #414 on: November 12, 2013, 04:36:42 AM »
Hate to be like this, but couldn't help but notice that Memphis is not on the LDL LDA, not on the airport delays, and nowhere to be found anywhere on the national forecast (even though in the test video Memphis was on the LDL LDA). Hurry up IntelliStar...

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Re: New Graphics coming to TWC
« Reply #415 on: November 12, 2013, 04:38:30 AM »
YES!! LOCAL WEATHER!! radar looks weird, but ill take it!

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Re: New Graphics coming to TWC
« Reply #416 on: November 12, 2013, 04:40:24 AM »
Hate the radar on the SD IntelliStar. I can't even read the cities :rolleyes:

Anyone else seeing black video on the SD feed with iStars?

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Re: New Graphics coming to TWC
« Reply #417 on: November 12, 2013, 04:41:04 AM »
YES!! LOCAL WEATHER!! radar looks weird, but ill take it!

Biggest issue I noticed ony the radar was the font color-black is impossible to read against a dark green basemap. But I'm really impressed with it on the whole.

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Re: New Graphics coming to TWC
« Reply #418 on: November 12, 2013, 04:45:36 AM »
The radar... :sick:

Hate the radar on the SD IntelliStar. I can't even read the cities :rolleyes:

Anyone else seeing black video on the SD feed with iStars?

Yep. I was.

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Re: New Graphics coming to TWC
« Reply #419 on: November 12, 2013, 04:46:21 AM »
yeah the font was weird, and i only got black video for the commercials after LOT8s

i really like the intros to the LOT8s, pretty clever..

and did anyone notice we have intrumental LOT8s back?!
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