Next steps unclear after balky national alert test

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  1. Johncv

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  2. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    The next steps should be to abandon the project as a waste of time and money, but program offices have budgets to justify.
     
  3. gastrof

    gastrof Hubcaps r in fashion

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    Potato and pen.
  4. Resist

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    Actually this is a Tivo thread.

    But I'll ask......why is this topic here?
     
  5. gastrof

    gastrof Hubcaps r in fashion

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    Actually, this is a TiVo FORUM.

    I'm asking if this THREAD is TiVo-related.
     
  6. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    How many degrees of separation do we get to prove relevancy? :p
     
  7. a68oliver

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    My TIVO did not record the national EAS test from my cable provider. What should I or my cable provider do about it?

    There! Did that prove relevancy?
     
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    Is there a way to opt-out of the alerts? The banner is really annoying. I assume it is being sent somehow through Comcast? Or is it coming in through the ethernet port from Tivo?

    I really don't need to have some inane banner blocking my cnn channel where presumably I'm trying to get information about the "emergency".
     
  10. WhiskeyTango

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    No, it's federally mandated.
     
  11. Johncv

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    As WhiskeyTango stated it Federal mandate. What also has not been tested is the ability to turn on your TV in event of a national emergency. There supposed to be a chip in most new TV’s to make this happen. So if you think the banner annoying, how about the TV waking you up in the middle of the night. :p
     
  12. slowbiscuit

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    I call BS on this.
     
  13. WhiskeyTango

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    On what?
     
  14. slowbiscuit

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    Mandated TV-on.
     
  15. TWinbrook46636

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    Both my Premiere XL and Premiere Elite were recording the same channel at the time. The Premiere XL switched channels from HD to SD with the low-res black screen with white text with no indication that it was just a test while the Premiere Elite stayed on the channel and simply put a scrolling banner at the top of the screen and then a message from the local station all in HD.
     

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