Frequency of EAS Test Broadcasts on CableCARD devices
I have a question for those for you with a CableCARD device, How often do you receive the EAS Test Broadcasts?
For those of you with a Ceton or SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime, you should be able to see them in the device logs.
For me it has gotten out of control, I receive at least 2 Tests per night/morning, but have had as many as 12 in one night, usually between 12am-4am, The Cox receiver I have does not get the same massive number of Tests, I have resorted to usually leaving the Cox receiver on in the other room so I can hear if the same test is sent to that receiver and most always it does not.
I'm not generally a tin foil hat person, But why is Cox sending so many more tests to CableCARDs than their own equipment. I am hoping to get some feedback, perhaps there is a problem on Cox's end, and with more feedback we can get Cox to look into it.
This has really become an issue with my TiVo's because no matter what you are watching, LiveTV, a recording, Netflix, Hulu, YouTube you are dumped out to LiveTV and forced to watch the EAS Test.
Cox is required to send the EAS Test once weekly. But I am receiving, 2-4 per night on average. I receive all of the following tests, multiple times per week.
- Maricopa/East Valley Test
- Pinal County Test
- Pima County/Tucson Test
- Cochise County/Benson Test