HD DTA - Expand Your Entertainment Possibilities

What is an HD DTA?

An HD DTA is an HD adapter that will pull in the all available HD versions of the channels found on Buckeye CableSystem's Standard Service/CATV Basic line-up*, plus a few extra channels not found in Standard Service. Example: When tuning to channel 2 a customer will automatically receive the HD version of CNN, channel 3 will show ESPN in HD, etc.

*If you have CATV Basic you will only receive CATV Basic channels available in HD using the HD DTA. Not all channels are available in HD. Check the HD DTA channel line-up available for download on this page.

What are the benefits of using an HD DTA?

The HD DTA is an alternative solution to accessing available HD channels on additional HDTVs in your home. After the ALL DIGITAL upgrade all TVs connected to cable TV will need a Digital/HD converter or HD DTA to receive a signal.

How can I get an HD DTA and what is the price/installation fee?

Buckeye CableSystem customers can get up to 2 HD DTA units at NO CHARGE per account through December 2015. Additional HD DTAs are available for $1.95 per month which includes a remote. You can pick up an HD DTA Self-installation Kit at one of our Buckeye CableSystem lobby locations for FREE. You can also order HD DTAs online and we will ship them to you for FREE! You will need your Account Number and Security Code to order online. If we schedule an installer to go the home to complete the installation, there is a $25.00 installation charge.


Unreturned equipment: There is a $50.00 charge for each HD DTA unit and a $10.00 charge for each remote we do not receive back after Buckeye CableSystem Cable TV service is discontinued.

*Subject to change.

What is included in the HD DTA installation kit?

1 HD DTA, 1 HDMI cable, 1 Remote Control, 2 AA Batteries, 1 Coaxial RF Cable, 1 Ext. 5V Power Supply, 1 Remote Guide, Adhesive Fasteners, HD DTA Quick Guide

What are the dimensions of the HD DTA?

3.5" x 4.5" x 1" 

Does the HD DTA require a CableCARD?

No. 

My HDTV does not have an HDMI port. Can I still get an HD picture using the coax connection from the HD DTA to my HDTV?

No. The picture will come in clear, but will not be in high-definition.

Can I get VOD, DVR and PPV with a HD DTA?

No.

Are there Parental Controls?

Yes. Press menu on your HD DTA remote and select "Locks Setup" to restrict viewing on specific channels.

Is there an Interactive programming guide or grid?

No. The HD DTA does not currently have on-screen guide capabilities, but there is a scrolling channel guide.

Is it necessary to get a new TV to watch TV in high-definition?

An HDTV with an HDMI port is required to view HD channels using an HD DTA.


Troubleshooting the HD DTA

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HD DTA Channel Guides (PDFs)

NW Ohio HD DTA Channel Guide

SE Michigan HD DTA Channel Guide

Erie County HD DTA Channel Guide


HD DTA Connection Help Video


All Digital Upgrade

We're upgrading our system to an ALL DIGITAL platform and launching a new Digital/HD signal. In most cases, each TV in your home will need to be connected to a Digital/HD converter or an HD DTA to receive a cable TV signal. Once upgraded you’ll see a variety of benefits including a few more channels and improved picture quality. These HD DTAs can be ordered online and shipped to you for FREE. Select the link below to learn more!

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