Advertisements When an EAS message strike, the Tivo stops whatever it is playing and switch to displaying that alert. In addition, EAS message also gets recorded in shows. Luckily it resumes recording the show after the message. Does the FCC mandate that DVRs record the alert, in addition to displaying it live? Is there a way to avoid the useless test alerts? For some reason I've been getting alot of these (average one per day) in the past 2 months. Very often the Tivo remain unresponsive for half a minute even after the alert is gone. I'm using comcast, and have 2 cable cards.