[sbe-eas] Wrong People
sbe-eas at fetrow.org
sbe-eas at fetrow.org
Tue Nov 8 22:22:50 EST 2011
My cable company, Comcast, does not cover local broadcast TV, only the
cable only networks, which does include WGN America. I saw a
discussion about this several years ago and it appears the broadcaster
may ask the cable company to leave them alone.
They have been running as many as five RWTs every day for about two
weeks. It bugs me because it screws up the DVR and dumps the buffers
on both tuners in the HD DVR box.
On Nov 8, 2011, at 11:33 AM, sbe-eas-request at sbe.org wrote:
> Message: 2
> Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2011 07:40:16 -0800
> From: "Adrienne Abbott" <nevadaeas at charter.net>
> Subject: [sbe-eas] Wrong People
> My middle-of-the-night revelation is very similar Suzanne.
> Considering that between 85 and 92 percent of people in the country
> get their TV from a subscription service?cable, satellite, phone or
> Internet?the wrong people are worrying about this test. Frankly,
> when it comes to TV, what we broadcasters do doesn?t matter because
> it?s going to get covered up by the cable guy (satellite guy, phone
> guy, Internet guy).
> No matter how hard we TV broadcasters work, no matter what kind of
> pretty graphics we display, no matter what steps we take for good
> audio, it?s all going to get covered up by the ?blue screen of
> death? from the subscription services. Unfortunately, for the most
> part, the na?ve American public, along with FEMA and the FCC, won?t
> know any better and the TV broadcasters will get the blame for cable?
> s problems and there?s nothing we can do about it.
> I?m more than a little apprehensive and cynical because I only see
> broadcasters here, working hard to make EAS and Public Warning
> reliable and accurate for the American public. The closest thing to
> a cable guy I see on here is Ed Czarnecki. I don?t see the in-the-
> trenches cable/satellite/subscription service engineers and
> technicians. That worries me, and frankly, it also scares me. Where
> are these people going to be when there?s a real emergency?
> Thank God for AM radio!
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