Re: I want Weather Channel HD and Local on the 8's
10-12-2008 10:28:46 PM
@mibrnsburg: It actually should be quite compatible, since the transit route is the same between FiOS/Cable/U-verse, in that the Weather Channel signal is recieved from the satellite, and that signal is transported to your VHO (U-verse/FiOS) or head-end (Comcast), at which point the Intellistar gear would feed into the satellite signal to recieve updates and do the overlays, and the output of the Intellistar unit would be a usable signal with the proper Lot8's information that would essentially replace the direct satellite feed being sent out.
People have sent e-mails to the Weather Channel for a long while now, and the Weather Channel is placing blame on at&t for not doing anything. The Weather Channel mentioned they'd be happy to help out getting the intellistars working with U-verse.
It's at&t's fault, or at&t's business model. I'll let you decide which one.
I think we've seen that ATT is going the route of AccuWeather WOD, as I don't think that Lot8 would work properly (forecasts for each individual city in the Detroit metro area for example) under Uverse's multicasting scheme. That's why they are setting it up on the 'on demand' unicast scheme. It's the easier way to go to give everybody indiviualized weather since unicasting works alongside multicasting.
I want FSN Detroit HD (all local sports HD), MGM HD, Speed HD, Travel HD & Weather Chan. HD.
Good weather w/radar & 6 day forecast -coming soon!
Please NO SD stretch-o-vision HD Channels