Ok I have a bit of a rant on this. But in reading the FAQ's (here, I found out that this cannot be turned off????? People...I live in Vegas and of course most of my messages are not weather related. But we seem to get every amber alert from most counties around us of course but also counties about 2 hours away from us in Barstow and Bakersfield CA. I REALLY don't want to be an ass and of course the amber alerts are important my god. When I'm paying for a service, I really don't want to be interrupted 3 or 4 times while I'm trying to watch a program which I recorded about an Amber alert. I don't get many chances to watch my Tivo system and would like to "disconnect" when I do watch my shows. So anyway, I'll get off my soap box but who do we need to talk to about making this feature optional? I'd like to revert to my old software revision until this is optional so I don't keep getting slammed with emergency alerts every 15 minutes while I'm watching shows. Is there a way I can do that...oh hey look...while I was writing this here is another one. San Bernardino California. 3 hours away! This just smells of congress. Was this a law that was passed?