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Fri, Jun 7, 2013 1:14 AM

Disable Sever Weather Alerts

Is there a way to disable the Severe Weather Alerts I am receiving from Weather on Demand? I find them extremely irritating and annoying.

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dhascall

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6 years ago


@JLivermore wrote:

yep, this totally sucks, is SUPER LOUD and happens repeatedly.  also the warning is "thunderstorm."

 

i don't care.  not an emergency.  will take no action, just super annoying.

 

comcast doesn't have these so obviously they are not necessary.  totally weird and frustrating this is a feature which apparently cannot be turned off.

 


It's not a "feature" it is a requirement.  If Comcast wasn't doing this, they would be in violation of the law.  If you feel it is too loud, I would recommend that you send a private message to the escalation team at AT&T Customer Care, and someone will get in touch with you.

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6 years ago


@JLivermore wrote:

yep, this totally sucks, is SUPER LOUD and happens repeatedly.  also the warning is "thunderstorm."

 

i don't care.  not an emergency.  will take no action, just super annoying.

 

comcast doesn't have these so obviously they are not necessary.  totally weird and frustrating this is a feature which apparently cannot be turned off.

 


Comcast DOES HAVE the same EAS warning messages, except that when they happen (testing or real), the entire cable box LOCKS UP, and any DVR recordings happening get stopped and then restarted -- so there are two separate recordings -- AND you lose any program during that gap.

 

With U-verse, everything stays the same, except for the "Continue" or "Exit" options, which were a welcome surprise when I came to U-verse.

 

All of you who have a problem with this, hate to relay this information ........ but these EAS warnings will follow you wherever you go -- not just on your TV:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/wea.html

dhascall

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6 years ago

I never had that happen with Comcast but then again, I only was with them up until 2008 with like v3 of their digital box.    There for a while U-Verse did have its alerts messed up, wjhere I would get an alert for a county 100 miles away.  Also, some areas are experiencing louder than should be tones and IIRC, a fix at the VHO was needed.

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ACE - Professor

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6 years ago

We had bad weather last night and NO severe weather alert!

Instead, we had all three news channels on full coverage for over two hours.
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dhascall

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6 years ago


@baseballisback wrote:
We had bad weather last night and NO severe weather alert!

Instead, we had all three news channels on full coverage for over two hours.

hey bbis: Are you saying that there were warnings and/or  watches and they were not passed through via U-Verse?

 

I now recall a Severe Thunderstorm warning for Marion County (Indianapoolis) last Sunday night and I do not recall the EBS alert going off.  Hmmmm.

 

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6 years ago

I've never had an EAS for a watch, only for warnings.  With that said, it has always been for severe thunderstorm warnings, not just they typical thunderstorms.  I don't remember what the NWS uses to classify it as severe, but I know it involves extreme wind speeds and hail.

 

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6 years ago

I don't see a solution here.

dhascall

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6 years ago


@jamesteixeira wrote:

I don't see a solution here.


If you are complaining that the community accepted solution does not apply, you would be wrong.  @texasguy37 gave what is "the best answer:"

 

You can't disable EAS alerts with ANY TV provider.  The alerts are mandated by the government.  I suggest that you write your congressman.

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6 years ago

Government mandated alert is yet one more intrusive feature of big government. If this is so important, let's just blank out the channel and show just the alert. Better yet, why not implant a government alert interface in our brain. Yes, I'm being trollish and absurd, but I think those alerts are not worth the trouble considering the number of people that are not affected. 

klepp0906

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5 years ago

It's not the fact I get alerted about severe weather (I've never got alerted about severe weather)
klepp0906

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67 Messages

5 years ago

As I was saying. I understand being warned over severe weather even though in about 3 years of using uverse I've yet to be.

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5 years ago


@klepp0906 wrote:
It's not the fact I get alerted about severe weather (I've never got alerted about severe weather)

Either hit the "Exit" button or the "Mute" button as quickly as possible. 

 

I consider it a challenge.

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klepp0906

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5 years ago

Okay.... So you can't edit your post AND you can't use return to skip down a line. Awesome!! Incoming run-on paragraph. Let me try one last time, third is the charm right? SO I don't get severe weather warnings, atleast not yet (in 3-4 years) what I DO get is severe weather warning TESTS with alarming frequency and volume!!! Test your shut in house, not on everyone else's tv!!! It's annoying, it scares me every time, (currently have a migraine and almost dropped the remote) and worst of all I have a 3 day old 4500 dollar tv and I wouldn't doubt this just blew my speakers at HALF volume which is fine for regular tv watching. Disable the tests or give us a way to do so. Ridiculous. If my speakers are blown I'll be in touch.
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5 years ago


@klepp0906 wrote:
Okay.... So you can't edit your post AND you can't use return to skip down a line. Awesome!! Incoming run-on paragraph. Let me try one last time, third is the charm right? SO I don't get severe weather warnings, atleast not yet (in 3-4 years) what I DO get is severe weather warning TESTS with alarming frequency and volume!!! Test your shut in house, not on everyone else's tv!!! It's annoying, it scares me every time, (currently have a migraine and almost dropped the remote) and worst of all I have a 3 day old 4500 dollar tv and I wouldn't doubt this just blew my speakers at HALF volume which is fine for regular tv watching. Disable the tests or give us a way to do so. Ridiculous. If my speakers are blown I'll be in touch.

Don't know what problem you have, but I'll hit Enter 2 times to go 2 spaces down.

 

Just like this, it works.

 

Turn your volume down, they are not that loud it'll blow out your speakers, at least here in metro Detroit. 😉

 

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5 years ago

Not only is the Test annoying.   Bad part is when there actually is an Weather Alert for our area, there is no warning on Uverse.   Pretty sad, like crying wolf except when the wolf is at the door.  We have had several alerts in the last 3 days here, and not one alert on the TV.    Local stations just beep and post the alert at the bottom of the screen, and I have never seen them test their alerts.  ??????    

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