DTV (digital Television) Transition Help (NET)
NET Television is now all-digital
All major television stations in the U.S. are now broadcasting with only digital signals. In order to watch digital TV, you need to:
Purchase a new digital TV set, or ...
Subscribe to a cable or satellite provider, or ..
Purchase a set-top converter box that plugs into your analog TV.
July 31, 2009 was the deadline to apply for a free government coupon worth $40 off your purchase of a set-top converter box. For more information about that program, click here.
If you are interested in getting a set-top converter box for additional televisions, or to replace your current cable or satellite subscription, click here to see the government's list of retail vendors.
The installation of a converter box is not as difficult as you might think. To see how easy it is to install a typical converter box, click here!
Take a look at our DTV Coverage Map to identify your NET Television transmitter area and approximate signal strength.
Many NET Television transmitters have increased their power to the maximum allowable level. If you haven't checked out your reception lately, try a rescan! Click here for more information about rescanning.
Need a new antenna for better reception? Check out this DTV Antenna Selection Tool.
Now More NET Television Than Ever!
- More power
- More choices
- More for you
NET Television's digital broadcast channels offer you more choices than ever before.
NET1 and NET-HD offer the same programming as always on NET1 -- Great PBS and locally-produced public television programs like Backyard Farmer, Big Red Wrap-Up and Nebraska sports.
NET2 provides Unicameral coverage and other news, public affairs, history and science programs, as well as NET Television specials.
NET3 offers popular how-to, travel and lifestyles series.