- Request a telephone connection in your room
- Dialing instructions to or from a residence hall room
- Calling Rates
- Cell Phone Discounts
HD cable service including HBO and ShowTime is provided in all residence halls. A digital TV with a Clear QAM tuner or a converter box is required to connect.
Selecting a TV
Your TV needs a Clear QAM tuner to connect to the campus cable system. This list is not comprehensive. Check the specifications at the manufacturer's site to verify compatibility.
|Compatible||Not Compatible - Requires a Converter|
|LG||Most models after 2007||**RCA||LED55C55R120Q|
|Samsung||Most models since 2009||Seiki||SE24FT01Â|
|SONY||Most models after 2007||Sylvania||Most models|
|Toshiba||Most models after 2007||Vizio||M260VA|
|VIZIO||Most very recent models|
To set up your TV
Each bedroom and common room has 1 cable jack.
Connect the coax cable to the jack on the wall and the TV.
Plug in and power on the TV.
Use the remote to enter setup. Consult the manual for specifics
Select "Cable" as the input mode.
Scan and autosave channels.
If you don't have the original remote, the manual should include directions to do these steps with the controls on the TV.
To Set up a TV with a Converter Box
You will need:
Converter with a Clear QAM tuner. Here are some examples that can be purchased online:
Channel Master CM-7001
Unique Imports Mini Digital Television Converter Box - This is the only model that works with RCA TVs.
2 coax cables
Connect the converter to the cable jack in your room.
Connect the converter to the TV with the second coax cable. (If you use the cable included with the converter or an HDMI cable, you will not be able to tune in HBO, ShowTime and other analog channels.)
Follow the directions with your converter to autoscan and save the channels. Make sure the input mode is "cable."
Turn of the converter and use your TV remote to autoscan and save the analog channels - HBO, ShowTime, The Wire and Public Access.
To view the analog channels (HBO, SHO, etc.), turn off the converter box and use the TV remote to tune in the channels. Tune your TV to channel 3 or 4 and turn the converter back on to view the rest of the lineup.