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How to Hook Up Your Cable Television

  • Connecting your cable ready television

    Your TV needs to have a QAM digital tuner in order to receive the digital channels on campus. If you are buying a new TV, please make sure that is has a QAM digital tuner before bringing it to campus.

    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. You can connect multiple televisions to one cable jack (there should be one per bedroom) using a cable splitter.

    You may purchase television cables and splitters at the Co-op Bookstore in the Hadley Union Building or any store where they sell electronics.

    How to get all the channels on a cable-ready television

    Your television must have a digital receiver (QAM) to get any channels.

    If your television is only receiving snow or not getting any channels, you will 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," "auto program," or "channel search" function so your television can find all of the channels (probably under "setup").

    Please note that all televisions have different menu options. Consult your owner’s manual if you cannot find the above functions. If all else fails, you can have your hall staff enter a workorder to have a technician help.

    What if I still can’t get all of the cable channels?

    If you have trouble with the cable, contact your hall office and they will open a maintenance call for you.