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    DTA (Digital Terminal Adapter) FAQs

    You do not need digital equipment if you have a Digital television with a QAM tuner.  If you do not have a Digital television with a QAM tuner, you may choose a MetroCast Digital Converter or DVR (Digital Video Recorder), a Digital Terminal Adapter (DTA) or a CableCARD.

    1. Up to two (2) digital adapters (DTAs) or CableCARDS are available at no charge.  Additional DTAs or CableCARDS are available for $1.95 per month. 
    2. HD-DTAs also are available as an option for $3.95 each per month. 
    3. We can ship the equpment to you.  There is no charge for shipping your order, and it is easy to install and activate. 
    4. Professional installation is available for an additional charge.

    Unlike a digital converter, DTAs will not provide any interactive or advanced services such as Video On Demand (VOD) or interactive program guides. Digital Converters allow you to view premium channels, utilize the interactive program guide and to access VOD. Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) are a type of Digital Converter that allows you to pause, record, rewind, and instantly replay live television.