Cable Receiver Overview
Getting the best cable signal is largely based on your receiver. A cable receiver captures the digital signal coming into your home and converts it for viewing on your television. Some receivers may be built-in to your television, but most are available through Midcontinent.
- Converter Box (Digital to Analog): This piece of equipment's primary use is to down-convert digital signals for viewing on analog TVs.
- Digital QAM Tuner (Built-in to TV): A QAM tuner is built directly into some TV models. It can convert digital and even High Definition signals from just a wall cable connection.
- CableCard: A CableCARD is a small piece of equipment that can be inserted into CableCARD compatible televisions or certain receivers. CableCARDs can receive both digital and High Definition signals.
- Digital Receiver: A standard Digital Receiver (sometimes referred to as DCT) allows a customer to have a two-way connection with their cable provider. This connection provides access to digital content, the interactive channel guide and special features such as On Demand.
- HD Receiver: A High Definition Receiver (sometimes referred to as HDDCT) allows a customer to have a two way connection with their cable provider. This connection provides access to all the same features as the Digital Receiver, but also allows for access and viewing of HD network content provided by Midcontinent Communications.
- Digital Video Recorder: Also known as the DVR, this receiver is a digital recorder allowing for one-touch record, play and pause of live TV. It also has a built-in HD Receiver which provides access to all available Midcontinent programming including HD and On Demand.
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