How to Hook Up Your Cable Television

  • Connecting Your Cable Ready Television

    Use an appropriate length of cable to connect from the "F" connector box to the "F" connector on the back of your television. This is your standard television coaxial cable connection.

    How to Get All the Channels on a Cable-Ready Television

    If your television is only receiving the first 13 channels, you need to program your television for all channels. Some things to check:

    • Using your remote go to your setup menu and:
      • Make sure your input is set to “cable” and not “antenna”
      • Run the Program Search or Auto Program function so your television can find all of the channels
      • Make sure your TV is set to receive both analog and digital channels. The IUP cable system has both types of channels.

    Please note that all televisions have different menu options. Consult your owner’s manual if you cannot find the above functions.

    Connecting Your Non-Cable-Ready Television

    If your non-cable-ready television has two screws to connect to an antenna, you will need to use a transformer to convert to a cable-type connector. You can then connect in the same manner as a cable-ready television.

    Note that a non-cable-ready television will only receive channels 2 thru 13. To receive upper channels, a converter box is needed or needs programmed.

    If you have trouble with the cable, you can log an ihelp call with the nature of the problem and your room number and somebody will contact you.

    You may purchase television cable, splitters, matching transformers, and telephone accessories at the Co-op Bookstore in the Hadley Union Building or many stores where they sell electronics.