Join Date: May 2002
Location: Toronto, Rogers, 9865 & 8300-eHDD, Sharp LC75N8000U, Denon AVR4310Ci; Sony KDL40W3000, 9865
Wow, was this warning ever LOUD (first time I've encountered it but was aware it was possible based on this thread), and for an amber alert many km from where I am, that was repeated several times. Why not make it head-end specific for cable providers so that people unaffected don't have to put up with this?
- On the volume
- On the lack of location specificity
- On the repeats.
- If this wrecks recordings as it appears to do for some people, worse still. I was watching a recording, but was not recording at the time so I don't know if recordings are affected.
The system needs fine tuning.
People on the Rogers forum are going bananas. 50 posts in under 2 hours.
Edit - as an FYI, it's a pop-up on my 9865 and I was able to hit "exit" to end the alert and the loud audio and went back to watching my recording after the short interruption. I didn't even bother to rewind since the entire event was only a few seconds each time with me hitting the exit key really fast. I didn't even bother to wait for the scroll to finish since I don't wish to know about an amber alert in Orillia.