Digital Television Info Kit

Questions about digital television? Are you concerned about making the transition successfully? The good news is that converting to digital television is a fairly simple process, and OETA—The Oklahoma Network is here to guide you through, step-by-step. Once you are DTV ready, you’ll be able to sit back, relax and enjoy a new world of programming – including OETA’s additional digital channel, OETA OKLA.



The Basics

What?

Digital television (DTV) is a new broadcasting technology that will transform your television viewing experience. DTV offers movie-quality picture and sound. It also offers multiple programming choices. It is a more efficient, flexible technology that most countries already use.

Why?

By federal mandate, all U.S. TV stations must broadcast in digital and turn off their analog services. The government will auction off the broadcast spectrum space currently used by analog channels for telecommunications services such as public safety and advanced wireless communications.

When?

OETA and other local and national stations, such as NBC, CBS and ABC, already air digital television programming. Most stations, including OETA, ceased analog broadcasting from its transmitters on February 17, 2009. Rural translators will switch to digital-only broadcast in Fall 2009.

Who?

If you watch TV on a digital television set, or if you subscribe to cable or satellite, you do not need to take action. If you watch television over-the-air on an analog TV set, you need to take action. All analog televisions that are not connected to satellite or cable will need a set-top converter box. Viewers watching TV through a converter box or digital television set must RESCAN periodically to pickup new channels.

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Get connected

Follow this simple diagram to set up your converter box. For detailed instructions, read the materials that accompany the box.

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DTV FAQs

Get answers now! Frequently asked questions about digital television.

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Glossary

Common DTV terms and definitions, including analog, multicasting, digital tuner and more.

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Reception

How to receive OETA's digital channels ...

Questions?

Contact OETA at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 1-800-879-6382.