Topic: Can't disable alarm ring screen if using builtin alarm tones on 2.6.67
At first I thought this was a bug, but then I read through the release notes and found this comment. I have to ask was this intentionally done or a result of making the alarms more reliable? Now I may be doing something the "hard" way, so please help me out here.
I had several alarms set up to do things like go into night mode and change channels. They worked perfectly with the previous beta. Now I have the alarm screen pop up. Which at 6:00 AM this morning was really bright as the screen goes to full brightness for the alarm. So for these alarms I had it set as follows.
Time: at 6:00 am
Audio: for :00, play "Beep"
Snooze: snoozing for :05
Action: change channel to "Default"
Set: YES Don't show alarm screen: YES
I would assume that the Snooze setting is irrelevant as I would never be able to hit the snooze button with the alarm screen hidden. So with the 2.6.67, the "Don't show alarm screen" setting was grayed out due to me using a default sound. So for this I need to set it to either a local audio file or an audio stream? With a duration of "00" will it even try to start the stream? I do not want any sound to come out of the unit, just have it do the action. Is there an easier way? I played around with all of the options for a little while and can not find anything. It would be nice if there was a "NONE" option under Audio settings, this would clarify this completely.
I tested out setting it to a stream, and it does work how I want - ie no sound just do the action. This is just really painfull to set all of these as now I have many extra menus and screen taps just to get no sound. Hit shoutcast, then hit done, then hit the stream I don't want to hear, then hit select, then hit done. There has to be a simpler way - please. With a setting of "00" for the duration, if the stream is not online will it cause it to crash?