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Emergency Alert - forced tuned my tv station!!! Just now

 
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Same here. The fuckers are forcing me to watch the Today Show, and no emergency news of course.

Commie bastards.
 Quoting: SaveUSa


You can't change the channel???

I hope it doesn't ruin paw patrol, lmao
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My daughter was actually watching a recording of Paw Patrol when this happened in Austin. So, now the message came up, white house, eam, blah blah and went away after it changed to local NBC. But now I can't use any of the uverse features to change channel, etc. I've turned on and off several times. I guess I"ll have to do the hard boot. It appears to be a test on UVERSE in ATL and AUS.
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It took you off the dvr??
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Yes and the test now appears to have ended after about 25 mins. One more reset and I can move again.
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This is more likely provider specific..ya'll all have AT&T Uverse?
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[link to twitter.com (secure)]

@JeffsLastshot: Ok WTF! "Your channel has been forced tuned to channel for emergency alert message" on my TV! Stuck on Today show. @Uverse
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Reid Luedecke ‏@Reid_Luedecke 1m1 minute ago

According to AT&T Uverse, the President has activated the Emergency Action Notification system. Forcing me to watch news lol
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You folks with cable need to change over to Dish or Direct Tv hate to say it but cable is all for the government to see what you watch. I got rid of that crap over 20 years ago.
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Bullshittttttttttttt op is just trying to fear monger.bsflag
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No, it is quite real, but appears to be a Uverse thing only. That said, the message does in fact say that this is being done on behalf of the White House, they are force tuning us to channel 4 (the propaganda channel), and that we should not make phone calls unless an emergency.

The only way to change the channel is to turn the tv off and back on; however, it quickly "force tunes" back to the stupid Today Show.

Maybe it's time to switch back to Xfinity.
 Quoting: SaveUSa


Apprently its not all uverse users because my tv is fine.
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NE Ohio

Cable is on, no EAS message.
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Desperate plea for ratings by NBC?
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Nothing in NJ.
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Nothing happening here in the Keys.....we have dish. Hmmmmmm.
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I just found someone who posted pic of their TV (via twitter):

[link to pbs.twimg.com (secure)]
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You can't change the channel???

I hope it doesn't ruin paw patrol, lmao
 Quoting: Norml85


My daughter was actually watching a recording of Paw Patrol when this happened in Austin. So, now the message came up, white house, eam, blah blah and went away after it changed to local NBC. But now I can't use any of the uverse features to change channel, etc. I've turned on and off several times. I guess I"ll have to do the hard boot. It appears to be a test on UVERSE in ATL and AUS.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29597745


It took you off the dvr??
 Quoting: Norml85


Yes and the test now appears to have ended after about 25 mins. One more reset and I can move again.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29597745


I spoke too soon, it took longer, but the message and the redirect came again.
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Wrongway Feldman has been found!
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hahahahaha my favorite episode finally some closure!!!
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So it's over?
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Same here. The fuckers are forcing me to watch the Today Show, and no emergency news of course.

Commie bastards.
 Quoting: SaveUSa


You can't change the channel???

I hope it doesn't ruin paw patrol, lmao
 Quoting: Norml85


Yeah. If our grandson were here today, there'd be hell to pay.
Within the surreal depths of "reality" lies the truth.
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Wish I knew how to upload a picture. Obviously the person posting a picture on Twitter needs to do more laundry as the Today show caption says, "Take Charge of your Laundry". Pretty humorous under an emergency alert.
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Here's a pic

[link to mobile.twitter.com (secure)]

[link to mobile.twitter.com (secure)]
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So it's over?
 Quoting: Norml85


Looks like it's still happening - a quick twitter search is showing more posts from people who are seeing messages:

[link to twitter.com (secure)]
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I'm in Austin, TX. Same thing here..no message yet
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So the message from the Whit Hose is blank.
Figures...

Early tee time?
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Bullshittttttttttttt op is just trying to fear monger.bsflag
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 43491069


No, it is quite real, but appears to be a Uverse thing only. That said, the message does in fact say that this is being done on behalf of the White House, they are force tuning us to channel 4 (the propaganda channel), and that we should not make phone calls unless an emergency.

The only way to change the channel is to turn the tv off and back on; however, it quickly "force tunes" back to the stupid Today Show.

Maybe it's time to switch back to Xfinity.
 Quoting: SaveUSa


Apprently its not all uverse users because my tv is fine.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 43491069


Maybe just the southeast. All the deep red states. They're fucking with us.
Within the surreal depths of "reality" lies the truth.
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If you turn your box off and on again you regain control for about 2 min, then it force changes channel back to NBC

Also, it says if you don't have Uverse you should change to local stations for upcoming message and following news
Term Limits for EVERY elected and appointed office. An end to career politicians for real change.
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I'm seeing the same emergency message. I can't change the channel.
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Hard rebooting in ATL now to see if that helps…. gotta figure out the tiny pic or whatever imgur thing so I can upload stuff…I hate creating another damn account with another damn username and password..


AHAH rebooting caused the original weird message to come up and then it made it force change. Must be a test
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SERIOUSLY????

YOU GUYS AREN'T BLOWING SMOKE????

WTFF????????
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Something is going on for sure... What are they not telling us?
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This is the EAS Emergency Alert System that was mandated pre 2000 for all broadcasters.

This is controlled and initiated by the President of the United States.

This is not good...
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perhaps its a dry run so when they need to really use it they know it's functional??

could be why its only affecting certain areas/cable providers??
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I'm in Marietta Ga. And same thing happened here. We have AT&T Uverse. Dont know if that has anything to do with it.
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Re: Emergency Alert - forced tuned my tv station!!! Just now
I'm in Austin, TX. Same thing here..no message yet
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 18732865


So the message from the Whit Hose is blank.
Figures...

Early tee time?
 Quoting: TEOTWAIKI


Not even an empty chair?





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