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. 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

    If your television is only receiving one or maybe 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.

    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.