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Emergency Alert Test even when stream paused?

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Emergency Alert Test even when stream paused?

Late a couple nights ago I was using the Xfinity Stream App to watch a DVR recording on my laptop.  I paused it and opened some new tabs and visited some websites.  A few minutes later I was jolted by a *loud* ratchety noise.  At first I was afraid that this signalled a computer malfunction, but then just looked through the Firefox tabs I had open, and saw that the one that had the pasued DVR playback had a blue-background Emergency Alert Test screen that was making the noise.

 

Is this normal, even when playback is paused?  No problem, just surprised and curious...

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Re: Emergency Alert Test even when stream paused?

EAS overrides everything as it's assumed to be an emergency, even if it is only a weekly or monthly test.