1.12.2017

Conversion to all-digital TV | What you need to know


We are getting some questions about the conversion to all digital TV, which is still more than a year away in the Myrtle Beach area.

Spectrum (formerly Time Warner Cable) plans to go to an all-digital signal, which will require users to have a digital adaptor to continue to see their favorite TV channels. The conversion in the Myrtle Beach area is planned for mid-2018, a Spectrum official said Thursday.

Until that conversion, annual lease site holders do not need the digital adapters to get their channels.


Other tidbits about the digital conversion to know:

n  When Time Warner makes the switch to digital, customers in annual lease sites at Ocean Lakes must have a digital box for each TV in their house. Two boxes are included free with the lease. Customers can pick those up from the Spectrum office. (The closest Spectrum office to Ocean Lakes is in Garden City Beach at 2520 U.S. 17 South, Unit 10 in the Oasis Plaza).
n  The digital conversion will NOT affect campsites. Campers will still be able to watch TV without a digital converter.
n  Ocean Lakes does not have the digital boxes and will not be getting any. You will need to contact Spectrum.

Still have questions? Contact Spectrum at 1-844-725-4318. TIP: When asked for your address, give the Ocean Lakes mailing address (6001 S. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29575) and your site number as the “apartment number.”


We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.