The HDTV signal of WOTV is now available on our digital channel 20. On 41-1 is HD of WOTV and on 41-2 is WXSP-TV.
You will be the first generation of viewers to participate in television's new digital frontier. It will change your entire concept of how good television can be. With digital TV you won't just watch television, you'll experience it.
What is Digital TV?
Digital TV is an entirely new way of transmitting and receiving a television broadcast signal. It will provide viewers with a larger, sharper picture and DVD-quality sound. HDTV is digital television in its highest form, and can transmit more than six-times the information as the old system.
What is the difference between digital and our present analog television sets?
Your current television set is almost square, with a 4-by-3 aspect ratio (4 units wide, by 3 units high). True HDTV screens are about one-third wider than existing screens, with a 16-by-9 aspect ratio (more like a movie screen). With digital, the picture quality is always perfect. You will notice the pictures are clearer, crisper and more detailed. You can actually see details you missed while looking at them in real life. To complement the amazing quality of pictures, the audio is superb DVD-quality, surround sound.
When will I need to replace my current set?
On June 12, 2009, the analog broadcast of WOTV will end. After that time, you can continue to use your analog TV by purchasing set-top converter box. The convertor allows you to pick up digital stations on your current analog set. The converters won't transform your televisions into digital receivers, however, you will be able to view the down-converted DTV pictures without any of today's common interference problems, like ghosting and snow, producing better quality pictures and sound than you now experience.
Where do I get a convertor box?
Boxes will be available at many electronics stores in West Michigan. The U.S. government wil give you two $40 coupons toward the purchase of convertor boxes. Click here to learn more about the coupon program.
Where can I get more information?
You can find many more details on the DTV transition at the following sites: