The amber alert that has taken over my tv since 1:30 am was cancelled an hour ago. Why is it still being broadcast?
Im not here to play politics on who controls who. In the END the government, the people of Canada and the CRTC made this alert system for the ones with children or family members missing and or weather related.
If you are reminded you don't really need cable, then that's ur choice to remove cable and go to whatever method you want. No one forced u to get cable:)
Again none of u on here have any clue of having a family member missing or a child missing. (most likely) . You guys care more about ur tv viewing to be honest and shows alot.. I understand you want to watch tv but again this is important for others and helps them out. One of my family members had this child missing last year for well over 24hrs. Thankfuly the child was found DUE to someone watching this alert ( on Bell with the same sound and messages) and was found safe. Until many of you understand that fully, u will keep complaining.
Anyways in the end the system is made to find a missing person and or weather related. U agree the sound is a bit much and needs to be changed but I believe they picked that sound due to getting everyone's ttention. As posted above, a reply by Rogers was made on how to disable it.
The point EVERYONE is making is the amber alert isn't doing a single thing to help any abducted child, unless the child happens to be dragged through my home and out the back door. Are you now going to "assume" that's going to happen?
Also, WHY is this idiotic alert still on my TV if the girl has been found? Exactly, implemented stupidly.
This is the same nonsense that I complained about way back. I'm not insensitive to abducted kids, but on my SA-8300 I cannot in anyway disable the audio hijacking of my box or the red banner. As well, the French...is not intelligible.
Fortunately, I have a second TV in a bedroom with a different set-top box that I can disable.
It's ridiculous for anyone to suggest that someone in Ottawa should have to endure an alert hijacking a TV because of an amber alert from the far end of Ontario 1000s of km away.
I've read it now, countless times. But I can't shut it off.
That's not in anyone's 'public interest'.
That doesn't answer my question and if I could disable it, I would've done it seven hours ago.
Perhaps Rogers made so only newer models could exit the alerts without unplugging/replugging in order to get people to upgrade boxes, if of course you happen to hear the alert has been canceled otherwise, good luck is their attitude.