FREE Local HD Channels

We are excited to announce that all BEKTV digital subscribers now receive the local HD channels, absolutely FREE!  This FREE local HD service is available to one TV per household on fiber to the home. 

FREE HD channels are as follows:

  • KBME HD - PBS (703)
  • KNDX HD - FOX (704)
  • KFYR HD - NBC (705)
  • KXMB HD - CBS (712)
  • KBMY HD - ABC (717)

The FREE HD channels will automatically "show up" on your TV, however there may be something you'll need to change in order to view them in HD.  Please read on for details.

Just exactly what is HD? 
HD stands for High Definition.  HD offers even clearer picture and sound!  It is clearer because it is broadcast at a substantially higher video resolution.  It provides a substantially superior viewing experience compared to the traditional Standard Definition (SD).  You will need an HD capable TV as well as special cables in order to view these FREE channels in their true glory. 

What kind of cables do I need to view these channels?
To properly view HD channels, you must use an HDMI cable or component cables. 

HDMI stands for High-Definition Multimedia Interface.  It is a compact audio/video interface for transmitting uncompressed digital data.  This cable is the most popular way of connecting HD today!

Component cables technologically preceeded the HDMI cable as the more common method of connecting HD devices together.  Typically red, green and blue in color, these cables only work to carry the video, not the audio.  To carry the audio, you'll also need Composite cables. Composite cables are typically red, white and yellow.  The red and white cables carry the audio.  You will need these for sound.  The yellow Composite cable will not be required when using with Component cables.

 

 

HDMI Cable

Component Cable

Composite Cable

Once you hook up with an HDMI or Component cable, you will need to change the input on your TV accordingly.

What is an HDTV?
An HDTV is a television that has more than the usual number of lines per frame, so its pictures show more detail.  They generally provide high-quality widescreen pictures with compact disc-quality surround sound. The aspect ratio of HDTV pictures is usually 16:9 as opposed to the SD 4:3 ratio.

For more information or to subscribe to an HD package for additional HD channels, please call 1-888-475-2361.  to view our HD package.

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