Are you ready?
Are your TVs ready?
TO GO ALL DIGITAL!
Bardstown Cable's digital conversion will affect every Bardstown Cable subscriber with analog TVs. It is important that you understand what this conversion means and what it will require of you.
Learn all about the DTA conversion and how it will affect you from the selection on the left. If you need a DTA box, please come into our office, or call (502)348-5947.
The Digital Conversion
Bardstown CATV has transitioned to all-digital technology for its Expanded Basic lineup. We have stopped transmitting analog signals on channels 23 through 74. Analog transmission requires more bandwidth and we can broadcast the same channels digitally and only use a fraction of the bandwidth.
New features, such as more HD channels and Video on Demand (VOD), and improved quality are just some of the benefits this digital transition offers.
Using a Digital-To-Analog converter (DTA), will allow us to send digital pictures and sound to your legacy analog TV, if you still have one.
Please note: Basic Service (Channels 2 through 22) will remain in analog at this time. Basic-Only subscribers will not need a DTA.
Will this affect me?
If you have an older analog TV (and it is not connected to an existing Advanced Set-Top), you will need a DTA box to receive Expanded Basic channels.
Please note: Some early flat-screens do not have QAM tuners. To tell if your TV has a QAM tuner, refer to your TV owner's manual or perform a channel scan through the set up on your TV. If you pick up our digital music channels and channels listed with x.1 extensions (i.e., ESPN on 26.1), then your TV has a QAM tuner.
Also, please note: Premium services (HBO, etc) will not be supported by the DTA. A QAM tuner or advanced set-top will be required for premium services.
What is the cost?
Your account will be charged an additional $0.75 per month for each DTA converter box you order.
Please contact our office at (502)348-5947 if you need a DTA converter.