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

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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I don't pay my cable company to alert me about the weather, especially as loudly and inaccurately as UVERSE does (it's so loud I thought the fire alarm had gone off, at first). I don't care if it's the way they designed it and it doesn't matter how many excuses people can dream up, there should be a way to disable it.


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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I agree! If the weather looks bad, then I'll start checking out my local news channels. I don't need a loud...no..A BLARING HORN!!!! telling me what is going on and waking up the guy down the block from his afternoon nap. I think the mute button or channel change works though. Maybe it's the exit button, but I do know there's a "quit" option. Still, a "quiet" or "silent" option would be fantastic.
I agree! If the weather looks bad, then I'll start checking out my local news channels. I don't need a loud...no..A BLARING HORN!!!! telling me what is going on and waking up the guy down the block from his afternoon nap. I think the mute button or channel change works though. Maybe it's the exit button, but I do know there's a "quit" option. Still, a "quiet" or "silent" option would be fantastic.
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Steamer Bill wrote:

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


I don't get any severe weather alerts from Weather on Demand (227).  Every alert I've seen for the last year, has the Exit Message chosen, all you have to do is press OK, usually I don't hear anything I exit so quick. :smileyvery-happy:

 

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Steamer Bill wrote:

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


I don't get any severe weather alerts from Weather on Demand (227).  Every alert I've seen for the last year, has the Exit Message chosen, all you have to do is press OK, usually I don't hear anything I exit so quick. :smileyvery-happy:

 

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Need Help? 1-800-288-2020, After he gets acct info, press # a bunch of times, get a menu from Mr. Voice recognition
Your Results May Vary, In My Humble Opinion
I Call It Like I See It, Simply a U-verse user, nothing more

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mibrnsurg wrote:

Steamer Bill wrote:

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


I don't get any severe weather alerts from Weather on Demand (227).  Every alert I've seen for the last year, has the Exit Message chosen, all you have to do is press OK, usually I don't hear anything I exit so quick. :smileyvery-happy:

 

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Your Results May Vary, In My Humble Opinion
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You know Chris, I always try to see all points of views, before commenting on posts but the two that posted before you, must be stuck in a time machine, back to 2010.  Back then, the alerts were LOUD and not easily cancelled by the okay button.  Not sure I follow their mindsets at all.  If a user COULD disable the alert and they get injured by a tornado that they were unaware of, guess who'd they blame?  AT&T.  No doubt!


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Steamer Bill wrote:

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


I don't get any severe weather alerts from Weather on Demand (227).  Every alert I've seen for the last year, has the Exit Message chosen, all you have to do is press OK, usually I don't hear anything I exit so quick. :smileyvery-happy:

 

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Need Help? 1-800-288-2020, After he gets acct info, press # a bunch of times, get a menu from Mr. Voice recognition
Your Results May Vary, In My Humble Opinion
I Call It Like I See It, Simply a U-verse user, nothing more


You know Chris, I always try to see all points of views, before commenting on posts but the two that posted before you, must be stuck in a time machine, back to 2010.  Back then, the alerts were LOUD and not easily cancelled by the okay button.  Not sure I follow their mindsets at all.  If a user COULD disable the alert and they get injured by a tornado that they were unaware of, guess who'd they blame?  AT&T.  No doubt!

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I like to know when severe weather is heading my way.  I don't always have my tv on the local channels so when I get a notification I check the effected counties and see where it is.

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway

I like to know when severe weather is heading my way.  I don't always have my tv on the local channels so when I get a notification I check the effected counties and see where it is.

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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mibrnsurg wrote:

Steamer Bill wrote:

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


I don't get any severe weather alerts from Weather on Demand (227).  Every alert I've seen for the last year, has the Exit Message chosen, all you have to do is press OK, usually I don't hear anything I exit so quick. :smileyvery-happy:

 

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Your Results May Vary, In My Humble Opinion
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That's great if you're sitting directly in front of the TV watching it at all times. When that doesn't work is pretty much any other time. Such as... when you're falling asleep on the couch, or you go to the bathroom and can't stop in the middle to run in and hit a button on the remote. My alerts are EXTREMELY LOUD. There's a storm passing through my area right now. FOUR times now I've stepped out of the room for a minute, only to have the EAS system blaring in the next room. I've got a kid in the other room trying to get to sleep and guess what keeps waking him up? It doesn't matter how much I turn the TV down, the alerts are still way too loud. There should be an option to adjust the volume of these. This is my only complaint with my Uverse service so far, but it's a serious complaint. This sucks.


mibrnsurg wrote:

Steamer Bill wrote:

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


I don't get any severe weather alerts from Weather on Demand (227).  Every alert I've seen for the last year, has the Exit Message chosen, all you have to do is press OK, usually I don't hear anything I exit so quick. :smileyvery-happy:

 

Chris


Please NO SD stretch-o-vision or 480 SD HD Channels
Need Help? 1-800-288-2020, After he gets acct info, press # a bunch of times, get a menu from Mr. Voice recognition
Your Results May Vary, In My Humble Opinion
I Call It Like I See It, Simply a U-verse user, nothing more


That's great if you're sitting directly in front of the TV watching it at all times. When that doesn't work is pretty much any other time. Such as... when you're falling asleep on the couch, or you go to the bathroom and can't stop in the middle to run in and hit a button on the remote. My alerts are EXTREMELY LOUD. There's a storm passing through my area right now. FOUR times now I've stepped out of the room for a minute, only to have the EAS system blaring in the next room. I've got a kid in the other room trying to get to sleep and guess what keeps waking him up? It doesn't matter how much I turn the TV down, the alerts are still way too loud. There should be an option to adjust the volume of these. This is my only complaint with my Uverse service so far, but it's a serious complaint. This sucks.

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It sounds like the alert is doing exactly what it's designed to do.  Wake you up/alert you.  Think of the alternative......what if there was no alert, or you had the volume turned down and you were in the restroom or dozing, and there was an event that could cause you loss of life or property and it happened to hit your area/residence?  You would have wished you hadn't turned the volume down, right?  Well, provided you survived the event.

 

I guess I'm just saying that's what the alerts are designed for......to do exactly what your complaining about.  It appears to be working as designed. 

 

   

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It sounds like the alert is doing exactly what it's designed to do.  Wake you up/alert you.  Think of the alternative......what if there was no alert, or you had the volume turned down and you were in the restroom or dozing, and there was an event that could cause you loss of life or property and it happened to hit your area/residence?  You would have wished you hadn't turned the volume down, right?  Well, provided you survived the event.

 

I guess I'm just saying that's what the alerts are designed for......to do exactly what your complaining about.  It appears to be working as designed. 

 

   

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It sounds like the alert is doing exactly what it's designed to do.  Wake you up/alert you.  Think of the alternative......what if there was no alert, or you had the volume turned down and you were in the restroom or dozing, and there was an event that could cause you loss of life or property and it happened to hit your area/residence?  You would have wished you hadn't turned the volume down, right?  Well, provided you survived the event.

 

I guess I'm just saying that's what the alerts are designed for......to do exactly what your complaining about.  It appears to be working as designed. 

 

   


BeeBee: Part of the issue seems to be that some users are experiencing louder alerts than others.  It sounds like an issue with a particular VHO, or VHO's.  They should be loud enough to make you notice but not enough to give you a heart attack.  Our overly loud alerts were fixed 3 yaers ago.


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It sounds like the alert is doing exactly what it's designed to do.  Wake you up/alert you.  Think of the alternative......what if there was no alert, or you had the volume turned down and you were in the restroom or dozing, and there was an event that could cause you loss of life or property and it happened to hit your area/residence?  You would have wished you hadn't turned the volume down, right?  Well, provided you survived the event.

 

I guess I'm just saying that's what the alerts are designed for......to do exactly what your complaining about.  It appears to be working as designed. 

 

   


BeeBee: Part of the issue seems to be that some users are experiencing louder alerts than others.  It sounds like an issue with a particular VHO, or VHO's.  They should be loud enough to make you notice but not enough to give you a heart attack.  Our overly loud alerts were fixed 3 yaers ago.

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The first time my phone with off with an Amber Alert it scared the bejeezus out of me, it was soon followed by 1/2 my office's phones going off. We were all scrambling to disable the alert since I work in a call center.

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway

The first time my phone with off with an Amber Alert it scared the bejeezus out of me, it was soon followed by 1/2 my office's phones going off. We were all scrambling to disable the alert since I work in a call center.

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I don't pay my cable company to alert me about the weather, especially as loudly and inaccurately as UVERSE does (it's so loud I thought the fire alarm had gone off, at first). I don't care if it's the way they designed it and it doesn't matter how many excuses people can dream up, there should be a way to disable it.

I don't pay my cable company to alert me about the weather, especially as loudly and inaccurately as UVERSE does (it's so loud I thought the fire alarm had gone off, at first). I don't care if it's the way they designed it and it doesn't matter how many excuses people can dream up, there should be a way to disable it.

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gameboy82 wrote:

 

I don't pay my cable company to alert me about the weather, especially as loudly and inaccurately as UVERSE does (it's so loud I thought the fire alarm had gone off, at first). I don't care if it's the way they designed it and it doesn't matter how many excuses people can dream up, there should be a way to disable it.


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


gameboy82 wrote:

 

I don't pay my cable company to alert me about the weather, especially as loudly and inaccurately as UVERSE does (it's so loud I thought the fire alarm had gone off, at first). I don't care if it's the way they designed it and it doesn't matter how many excuses people can dream up, there should be a way to disable it.


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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I find it very coincidental that there have been two posts tonight by first time posters complaining about the severe weather alerts on U-Verse on threads that had not been used since December, 2013.

 

Hwell posted on a thread that had last been used on December 19, 2013. He registered for this forum at 6:33 PM today

 

http://forums.att.com/t5/Features-and-How-To/How-to-turn-off-or-at-least-mute-those-horrible-severe-...

 

Now we have Gameboy2, who registered at 7:51 PM today, posting on this thread that had not been used since December 25, 2013.

 

Coincidence or the same person posting under two nicknames?

 


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Owning a computer and not having the internet is like buying a refrigerator and not stocking it with food.

I find it very coincidental that there have been two posts tonight by first time posters complaining about the severe weather alerts on U-Verse on threads that had not been used since December, 2013.

 

Hwell posted on a thread that had last been used on December 19, 2013. He registered for this forum at 6:33 PM today

 

http://forums.att.com/t5/Features-and-How-To/How-to-turn-off-or-at-least-mute-those-horrible-severe-weather/m-p/3951132/highlight/true#M111157

 

Now we have Gameboy2, who registered at 7:51 PM today, posting on this thread that had not been used since December 25, 2013.

 

Coincidence or the same person posting under two nicknames?

 


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I would be more worried about your fire alarm being set off by noise. Sounds like a faulty detector.
I would be more worried about your fire alarm being set off by noise. Sounds like a faulty detector.

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I don't know about Weather On Demand, but I do know U-Verse and every Cable, Satellite, IPTV, Radio and Television station, now even smartphones are equipped with EAS. Emergency Alert System.

 

In regards to Cable and U-Verse, they usually only go off during a Tornado Warning, possibly a Flash Flood Warning or Amber Alert. I've never seen them for a Severe Thunderstorm Warning. Usually Severe Thunderstorm Warning EAS activations are rare except with smaller local TV and Radio stations.

 

There is also the state and NWS monthly tests that usually have to air. 

 

For whatever reason, Cable and IPTV's EAS tends to be louder, sometimes distorted.

 

Here's a throwback, before EAS, cable systems would do this during an EAS alert. Scroll to about :52 seconds into this video.

 

I saw this happen back in the late 90s when we had the old and much smaller Warner Cable. Once for a Tornado Warning and another time for a 911 Telephone Outage. A local official would be able to dial in and cut off the cable system's picture and give a message over the phone. This would be on every single channel. You'd just see a fuzz picture with the phone audio.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60RvhTfeiE0

 

Again, skip over to about :52  

I don't know about Weather On Demand, but I do know U-Verse and every Cable, Satellite, IPTV, Radio and Television station, now even smartphones are equipped with EAS. Emergency Alert System.

 

In regards to Cable and U-Verse, they usually only go off during a Tornado Warning, possibly a Flash Flood Warning or Amber Alert. I've never seen them for a Severe Thunderstorm Warning. Usually Severe Thunderstorm Warning EAS activations are rare except with smaller local TV and Radio stations.

 

There is also the state and NWS monthly tests that usually have to air. 

 

For whatever reason, Cable and IPTV's EAS tends to be louder, sometimes distorted.

 

Here's a throwback, before EAS, cable systems would do this during an EAS alert. Scroll to about :52 seconds into this video.

 

I saw this happen back in the late 90s when we had the old and much smaller Warner Cable. Once for a Tornado Warning and another time for a 911 Telephone Outage. A local official would be able to dial in and cut off the cable system's picture and give a message over the phone. This would be on every single channel. You'd just see a fuzz picture with the phone audio.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60RvhTfeiE0

 

Again, skip over to about :52  

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jeremy1069fm wrote:

I don't know about Weather On Demand, but I do know U-Verse and every Cable, Satellite, IPTV, Radio and Television station, now even smartphones are equipped with EAS. Emergency Alert System.

 

In regards to Cable and U-Verse, they usually only go off during a Tornado Warning, possibly a Flash Flood Warning or Amber Alert. I've never seen them for a Severe Thunderstorm Warning. Usually Severe Thunderstorm Warning EAS activations are rare except with smaller local TV and Radio stations.

 

They happen quite frequently in our area, but then again, living in N. Texas we tend to get some very sever thunderstorms, I just had $3k worth of hail damage to my car from a storm last month.

 

There is also the state and NWS monthly tests that usually have to air. 

 

For whatever reason, Cable and IPTV's EAS tends to be louder, sometimes distorted.

 

Here's a throwback, before EAS, cable systems would do this during an EAS alert. Scroll to about :52 seconds into this video.

 

I saw this happen back in the late 90s when we had the old and much smaller Warner Cable. Once for a Tornado Warning and another time for a 911 Telephone Outage. A local official would be able to dial in and cut off the cable system's picture and give a message over the phone. This would be on every single channel. You'd just see a fuzz picture with the phone audio.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60RvhTfeiE0

 

Again, skip over to about :52  


 

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jeremy1069fm wrote:

I don't know about Weather On Demand, but I do know U-Verse and every Cable, Satellite, IPTV, Radio and Television station, now even smartphones are equipped with EAS. Emergency Alert System.

 

In regards to Cable and U-Verse, they usually only go off during a Tornado Warning, possibly a Flash Flood Warning or Amber Alert. I've never seen them for a Severe Thunderstorm Warning. Usually Severe Thunderstorm Warning EAS activations are rare except with smaller local TV and Radio stations.

 

They happen quite frequently in our area, but then again, living in N. Texas we tend to get some very sever thunderstorms, I just had $3k worth of hail damage to my car from a storm last month.

 

There is also the state and NWS monthly tests that usually have to air. 

 

For whatever reason, Cable and IPTV's EAS tends to be louder, sometimes distorted.

 

Here's a throwback, before EAS, cable systems would do this during an EAS alert. Scroll to about :52 seconds into this video.

 

I saw this happen back in the late 90s when we had the old and much smaller Warner Cable. Once for a Tornado Warning and another time for a 911 Telephone Outage. A local official would be able to dial in and cut off the cable system's picture and give a message over the phone. This would be on every single channel. You'd just see a fuzz picture with the phone audio.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60RvhTfeiE0

 

Again, skip over to about :52  


 

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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.

 

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.

 

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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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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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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


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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

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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.

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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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.
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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Edited by dhascall on May 16, 2014 at 4:20:43 AM

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.

 


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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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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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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I don't see a solution here.

I don't see a solution here.

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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.


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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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. 

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. 

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

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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.
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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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.


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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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.
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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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. :smileywink:

 

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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. :smileywink:

 

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