Digital TV FAQ
Receiving KQED's Digital Channels
- How do I receive KQED's Digital Channels?
- Can I receive KQED Digital Channels from Comcast at my address?
- What digital cable package do I need to receive KQED's Digital Channels?
- Do I need a high definition (HD)TV set to get KQED's Digital Channels through Comcast cable?
- Can I get KQED's Digital Channels if I subscribe to Satellite TV?
Questions about Costs for Digital Service
- Will my cable bill go up if I get digital cable?
- Is there any charge to receive KQED Digital Channels over-the-air?
- How much will all of this cost KQED?
- How is KQED financing this?
- Is there a discount on Comcast digital cable for KQED members?
- Does KQED get any money from what I pay Comcast for this extra service?
Questions about HDTV
- What's coming up on KQED's HDTV schedule?
- Is KQED HD the same as KQED Channel 9?
- How much programming is available in HD?
- Do you have an email notification list for upcoming HDTV programs?
- Are any regular KQED programs in HD? What programs?
- I usually watch KTEH, can I get KTEH HD from Comcast? OR KCSM? KRCB?
- Can I get "regular" KQED if I subscribe to Satellite TV?
Other Frequently Asked Questions about KQED TV's Digital Conversion
- What is digital television (DTV)?
- What is high definition television (HDTV)?
- What is standard definition television (SDTV)?
- What is multicasting?
- What is datacasting: enhanced and interactive DTV?
- Where can I see DTV?
- Will DTV make my current TV set obsolete?
- Why do I need an antenna? Do I need a new one?
- What is the viewing area for the new digital channels?
- Why does digital technology change the shape of the picture?
- Why do we end up with Letterbox format?
- What's with those black stripes on my analog TV?
- Why is KQED going through all this?
- How much will digital televisions cost?
- How much will the digital converter boxes cost?
- What's going to happen to all those old analog television sets?
- How can I keep up-to-date with KQED TV's conversion, and HDTV programming plans?
- Does KQED HD broadcast in 1080i or 720p?
- What is the difference between DT-9.1, and DT-9.2 & 9.3?
- What are the basic DTV requirements?
If you would like to receive monthly email updates about upcoming programs and KQED's continuing digital conversion, email email@example.com.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
Obamacare Explained: A Guide for Californians
Starting Jan 1, 2014, most Americans will be required to have health insurance or pay a fine. KQED has created a simple guide to explain how the health law affects you, your family or your small business.
KQED Celebrates the Holidays
Find holiday-related KQED television and radio programming, events, gift ideas, recipes, and other Web-exclusive goodies.