Nationwide EAS Test 9/20/18

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  1. tampa8

    tampa8 Official Tivo User

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    On all our phones emergency alerts settings are in the settings for messages.
     
  2. ajwees41

    ajwees41 Well-Known Member

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    alert didn't lock my Tivo it even kept recording the show that was on
     
  3. danm628

    danm628 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Was your TiVo in standby? In standby the alerts are ignored since no one is watching the TiVo.

    I have had issues when alerts happen when I was watching a show on the TiVo. Never had to reboot it though.
     
  4. ajwees41

    ajwees41 Well-Known Member

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    nope was watching tv
     
  5. danm628

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    What cable company are you using?
     
  6. TonyD79

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    It did blow up the closed captioning on a recording, and therefore the skip after the alert. Also, the recording plays but it thinks it is at the end anytime I exit it.
     
  7. ajwees41

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  8. danm628

    danm628 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    They should have participated. I know some smaller ones don’t.
     
  9. osu1991

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    Got it on my Project Fi Motorola then a minute later it went off on Cox and my TiVo’s. Never did go off on my iPhone 6+ on ATT.
     
  10. ManeJon

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    I got it twice on my TIVO with Spectrum. First a message that said the emergency broadcast was complete and I could use my regular controls to go back to watching - which you can't do none of the controls work. Then after maybe 45 seconds I got the loud alert and the actual message 3 or 4 times. Then back to TIVO where it looked as if it paused the show I was watching. About 5 minutes later is happened again. Other than the order of the messages I guess it was OK - i see no reason for these but it worked OK
     
  11. ajwees41

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    they did participate, but no issues like you saw
     
  12. astrohip

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    Some cable companies handle the Alert differently. Comcast Houston has never created a problem during EAS tests. We just get a scroll across the top. No recording glitches, no interruptions, no locked up TiVo. This one was no different (I was recording Jeopardy, so I have a recording of the EAS scroll, but still have all of J).

    Just lucky, I guess.:thumbsup:
     
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  13. HerronScott

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    Comcast here and the normal tests are just the scrolling text in a bar which I've never seen in a recording. This was different in that we got a larger text box displayed on the screen with I believe 1 or 4 pages that it cycled through (was working from home so didn't really have a chance to pay too close attention). I don't think live TV was displayed behind it in this case as with the normal tests.

    Scott
     
  14. PSU_Sudzi

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    I’m on Comcast in Philly suburbs and we get an annoying buzzing alert sound and a black screen with block text graphics from the 1990s.
     
  15. HerronScott

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    Yep that was it. :)

    Scott
     
  16. Puppy76

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    Is this cable only? Or also broadcast? Until today I had zero clue a Tivo could do it. Implementation doesn't sound great, but in principle I like the idea as I'm using my TiVo more than my phone, and wouldn't mind getting alerts on more devices!
     
  17. foghorn2

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    Followed up by an ad for the Spice Channel PPV?

    Beavis: "thats cool"
    Butthead : "Settle Down Beavis"
     
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  18. PSU_Sudzi

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    We used to have a box back then with a chip in it (old analog days) and I believe that was one of the channels that was unscrambled by it.
     
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