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Entries for month: November 2008

Have DTV questions? We have DTV answers

November 24 2008 by Peter Morrill

DTV Answers logoHave a question about digital television and how it will affect you? More than 1,700 viewers across our viewing areas certainly did during the live statewide broadcast of DTV Answers on November 20th at 8:00/7:00 p.m. MT/PT. Host Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guests — IdahoPTV General Manger Peter Morrill, Director of Technology Rich Van Genderen and IdahoPTV's first Director of Engineering Vaun McArthur — answered questions about the digital conversion. Our technical staff was also on hand during the show and throughout the evening to offer live help on individual DTV questions.

We also answered email questions sent to IdahoPTV's technical staff began taking viewers' calls during the show and afterwards until 11:00/10:00 p.m. MT/PT.

We covered many issues: What converter box should you buy? How do you order a coupon to purchase a converter box? How do you hook up a converter box? What kind of antenna do you need? What should you consider when you buy a new digital TV? What is the difference between a transmitter and a translator?

If you would like to see the entire program check out our Digital Transition site at

We've scheduled another live DTV Answers show for Friday, January 9, 2009.


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