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What kind of programming is included in Economy Theater?
What features are available with Economy Plus Theater?
What's available for Digital Theater?
What are the optional HDTV and DVR features?
If your TV set is cable-ready, no box is needed for Economy Theater or Economy Plus Theater service. A box is required for digital programming.
Yes. Only one line will come into to your house. A splitter will be mounted on the outside of your home. Multiple cables can be routed from this splitter.
GEUS Cable Services allow you to hook up more than one TV. Any TV you wish to receive digital service will require a converter box. Two EVO boxes are provided free of charge. Additional digital receivers are available for a small monthly charge.
Economy Theater Service is the least expensive service. GEUS offers low-cost lifeline rates for Economy Theater Service. Economy Theater Plus Service offers more channels and features at a slightly higher cost. For a complete list of services and pricing visit the Cable TV Line up web page.
High-definition television is a new format for broadcasting TV programming. The signals in HDTV are digital, like the images created by a digital camera.
Yes. You must have a high-definition tuner and monitor to properly decode and display HDTV signals.
All cable subscriptions will require the EVO box, including the basic 15 channel service. Virtually all of the GEUS channels will be HD. No TV upgrade will be necessary – the EVO box will work with your existing TV. (For the best picture quality, you will need an HD ready TV set, but even without an HD TV, your picture will improve with the EVO box.)
HDTV is a digital signal that produces crystal clear, noise-free pictures
and CD quality digital sound. (For the techies: there are about 20 megabits
per second of information per broadcast channel.)
Regardless of the HDTV format being broadcast, all new HDTV receivers can receive both formats. New HDTV televisions convert the received signal to a format that is compatible with your new display.
Not immediately. Some TV stations will continue to broadcast programs in the standard format for at least the next several years. However, the federal government is urging broadcasters and consumers to adopt the new format. Over the next few years television networks will add more digital broadcasting to their offerings until the final switch is made.
It's easy! Just call (903) 457-2800 to subscribe to GEUS Cable TV.
GEUS Cable Television brings you the best in TV programming at a price you can afford. GEUS now offers High Definition TV with Digital Video Recording (DVR).
Check the listings below for your favorite channel line-up now available in HDTV.