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moes

join:2009-11-15
Cedar City, UT
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·Revol Wireless
·AT&T DSL Service

[STB] EAS Channel Tuneable directly

All of my cable boxes are able to view this channel.

I was told this was not possible but it's been on the guide forever and I got my equipment setup to capture it now

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne6Wj9y5···youtu.be


cypherstream
Premium,MVM
join:2004-12-02
Reading, PA
kudos:3

Someone forgot to mark it as hidden on your hubs channel map.



backfeed
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join:2002-12-16
Peru, IN
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to moes

said by moes:

All of my cable boxes are able to view this channel.

I was told this was not possible but it's been on the guide forever and I got my equipment setup to capture it now

(youtube clip)

I can get it on a QAM tuner equipped TV but not on the STB.
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moes

join:2009-11-15
Cedar City, UT
Reviews:
·Optimum Online
·Revol Wireless
·AT&T DSL Service
reply to cypherstream

said by cypherstream:

Someone forgot to mark it as hidden on your hubs channel map.

That would make perfect sense to me then, Thanks


Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
kudos:3
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to backfeed

Yes I've noticed that sometimes on digital equipped televisions but not with set top boxes or devices with cablecards up in Northern Jersey on other cable providers where they use a dedicated EAS channel. From what I've been told, Comcast usually uses a standard channel available on all service tiers such as QVC or a local channel. The reason for this is for equipment that do not support a "forced tune event" (when a device such as a set top box, or DTA, or TiVo recieves a specific signal it automatically tunes to a designated channel for the duration of the alert then tunes back to whatever channel it previously was on). Equipment such as televisions that do not support the "forced tune event" will generally show a banner or ticker across the top or bottom of the screen or even a full screen message (slate) prompting the viewer tune to that designated channel, such as "Please tune to Channel 19 for more information" or "Please tune to your emergency alert channel for further details". This has fallen out of favor for the more recignizable full screen message (slate) such as the black screen with white text or blue screen with white text and red border, which includes the full alert. This incorporates who sent the alert, what the alert is, the location or affected area of the alert, when the alert ends, and the callsign of the provider such as a PEP radiostation ie WRAT-FM or cable provider ie comcast

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUov6DRoQ_k

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLxiQojH···=related

In this video you can see that Time Warner Cable tunes their box to channel 959 which is their dedicated EAS channel.

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek1d3yUT···e=fvwrel

moes

join:2009-11-15
Cedar City, UT
reply to moes

as of today the channel 3456 still exists with just a black screen, the wording is now gone.