KVPT is no longer broadcasting an analog signal.
You can still receive KVPT by preparing your
television to recieve a digital signal.
KVPT is partnering with Comcast to answer
your questions regarding the digital transition.
To learn more, call:
Then it mentions kvpt.org/digital
I assume this is the Nighlight service some stations are doing? It's a PBS station, BTW. The others are still analog.
I probably needn't tell you which choice a 70-year-old Missouri man selected on Friday, after he couldn't get his DTV converter box to work. According to reports, after the Joplin resident lost his cable and fussed with the DTV box for a bit, he gave up, and eventually turned to the oldest of analog solutions -- good old-fashioned firepower -- to get the television to start working.
Oldster has his cable TV service cut off
Gets roaring drunk
Tries to get his DTV converter box working, but is too drunk to figure it out
Loses it entirely and fires off a couple of rounds at the TV
The transition has been painful in large part because the NTIA has had to put millions of consumers on a waiting list for the $40 coupons it is distributing for digital converter boxes, after it spent the $1.3 billion initially provided for the coupon program. The stimulus package President Obama signed into law allocated an additional $650 million for the program.
Thanks to that extra funding, the NTIA should be able to mail out about 2 million coupons per week, McGuire-Rivera said, getting coupons to the millions on its waiting list in less than three weeks. The agency is also expecting to run its coupon program more efficiently now that it has expanded the number of banks issuing the debit card coupons and enhanced its waste, fraud, and abuse checks.
I think the remaining 4 million people on the waiting list should be getting their coupons by the end of March. I see people who were put on the wait list at the beginning of March have an expected mail out date of March 27th.
Since it's a first in/first out deal, that means everybody who has been waiting since January should already have their coupons. The Stimulus deal did approve coupon money. But the coupon money didn't get sent out for about 2 weeks after the Stimulus passed. (procedural issues)
The Stimulus deal did approve coupon money. But the coupon money didn't get sent out for about 2 weeks after the Stimulus passed. (procedural issues)
See, thats where goverment accounting is really screwy. No more money was really needed. The money from expired and unused coupons didnt go back into the "pot" for other converter boxes like normal people would expect. Instead it went back into the general fund, where it could be used for other things.
Wednesday's DTV transition oversight hearing in the House Communications, Technology and Internet Subcommittee showed once again the stark political divide in the view of that transition.
What is a "phased" transition to Democrats was branded "scattershot" by the other side.
Republicans said the delay to June 12 was unnecessary and a waste of $650 million, while Democrats said it was necessary to making sure millions of viewers did not lose their signals and to clear up confusion caused by the previous administration's handling of the program.