Digital TV Upgrade

We’re in the process of upgrading our Digital TV subscribers to a new platform.

Get on The Upgrade List

We are currently scheduling upgrades in all service areas.

This upgrade will require us to change out the current Digital TV equipment that is in your home. This upgrade will be done at no cost to you. It will take approximately 1-2 hours to complete the upgrade at your home.

Please fill out the form below or call our digital TV upgrade line at 701-553-8309. One of our member support specialists will contact you within 1 business day to confirm your appointment. We will do our best to honor your requested time and day, but availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will this upgrade cost anything? Will my monthly bill go up?

The upgrade is completely free of charge to all Digital TV customers. There will be no increase in programming costs related to the Digital TV upgrade.

Why do we need a Digital TV upgrade? What does that mean?

The current Digital TV equipment that we use is in the process of being phased out due to its age. That means your equipment including your set top boxes and remote controls must be upgraded in order to continue receiving Digital TV. There is no cost for this upgrade.

How long will the upgrade take? Do I need to be home?

The upgrade will take between 1-2 hours for most Digital TV subscribers. A legal adult will need to be at home during the upgrade process.

What happens to my DVR recordings?

DVR recordings cannot be transferred to your new Digital TV equipment. It’s a good idea to watch any programming you might have saved before your equipment is upgraded. Your new Cloud DVR service will have roughly the same storage as your current DVR. We now offer a larger size if you run out of space or a smaller size for a lower monthly cost if you want to give DVR service a try!

Will the channel numbers be different?

We are eliminating different channels for SD and HD feeds. That means, for example, channel 11 will be the HD feed of NBC. You will no longer need to change to a different channel to receive the HD feed. We’ve included a channel lineup with the most up-to-date channel numbers.

Will my remote control be different?

The new Digital TV equipment utilizes two different remotes (shown below). One remote is very similar to the remote found on your current Digital TV equipment. The second remote features large illuminated buttons and is very easy-to-use. The technician who upgrades your service will provide you with an option of which remote you prefer.

New Features

Restart TV

Have you ever started watching something five minutes after it started but wished you could start from the beginning? With Restart TV you can do just that.

The Restart TV functionality allows you to jump back to the beginning of most programs even if it has already started.

Included for free with any Cloud DVR option.

Cloud DVR

Cloud DVR stores your recorded programs on a server in our office, which means your recordings are safe and sound. Run out of storage space because you can’t stand the thought of deleting Game of Thrones? We can instantly upgrade your Cloud DVR with just a quick call or email to our office.

You can also schedule recordings when you aren’t home, too, using a free mobile app available for most smart phones.


Watch your Red River Digital TV on any TV in your home just by using a Roku, Apple TV, or other compatible smart device! Perfect for TVs that only get watched once-in-a-while.