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Offline beanboy89

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IS switched out for IS2; Very large coverage area
« on: May 18, 2015, 07:54:30 PM »
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?

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Offline Eric

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Re: IS switched out for IS2; Very large coverage area
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2015, 10:34:21 PM »
Have you contacted your cable company about this, too?  The people who answer the phones are usually clueless about things like this, but maybe they could connect you to someone who has some knowledge?  Maybe a letter or an email?  I'm sure someone there must have answers about this, too.

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Re: IS switched out for IS2; Very large coverage area
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2015, 09:47:21 PM »
Is that the newest version out?
I just saw mine in Dayton, OH changed today.  It has a lot more information, but it looks too busy.
It also seems to focus on Dayton and northward - Springfield, Xenia, Versailles (pronounced Ver-SAILS here).

There isn't enough focus on the Southern cities.

I still miss current and regional conditions.  That's the only thing I still feel is missing.