Cayman 27 is ready to broadcast a fully digital signal.
General Manager Mike Martin said, “We are really excited to be able to make the switch as digital television signal means better picture and sound for our viewers.” Internationally, there has been a major shift to digital broadcasts, which led TV manufacturers to discontinue making analogue sets, and broadcast manufacturers to no longer support analogue broadcast equipment.
Cayman 27 engineers are scheduled to make the switch today from analogue to digital. Viewers who are WestStar customers or those who have digital television sets do not have to do anything to enjoy the digital broadcasts. However, viewers who watch free-over-the-air and have analogue television sets will need a digital to analogue converter. These are available at Television Centre free of charge.
If you are not sure if your TV is digital – a quick rule of thumb is that if you purchased your set brand new after Hurricane Ivan, it should be digital. You can also check your owner’s manual to see if it mentions an ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee) tuner. If your TV has one, your set is digital.
WestStar customers may watch Cayman 27 in standard definition on channel 27, or if they subscribe to HD can watch in high definition on channel 327.