The EBS has it's place. BUT it sure does screw my mini up. I was watching a recorded show and the Alert went off, twice. Ok fine with me but then the mini would not play anything. After the first reboot it would state the dvr could not be found. It took 2 more reboots before I could go back to watching TV. So I finished my recorded program then my phone decided to go off with the Alert. 30 to 45 minute diff. for the same Alert.