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The residence halls are equipped with digital HD cable TV powered by Spectrum, providing over 100 HD and music channels.  The ResNet HD Cable TV service is active and does not require sign-up, activation, or use of a cable box.  However, before you can begin viewing, you must configure your TV tuner and run a channel scan.  Your TV must be able to accept a coax cable input and be equipped with a QAM digital tuner.  In simple terms, your TV must be able to receive clear (unencrypted) HD digital cable TV channels without use of a cable box.

Step-by-step guide

These instructions are offered as a generic guideline; refer to your TV's manual for specific instructions. Your TV must support a coax connection and a QAM digital TV tuner.  Most major brand televisions manufactured after 2006 meet this requirement.

  1. Connect your TV to the ResNet HD Cable TV wall jack using a coaxial cable you must supply. If the TV has more than one input connector, select the one which is typically labelled  "CABLE IN",  "CATV", "ANTENNA", or sometimes "RF IN".
  2. Configure your TV INPUT selector to match the input listed in #1 above. This option is usually accessed through a MENU or SETUP option on the TV or the remote control.
  3. In order to use the channel up/down feature of your TV or remote control, you need to have your TV locate and memorize the HD digital TV channels.  Use the AUTOPROGRAM or SCAN function of your TV to do this. Depending on your TV, this scan may take up to 30 minutes. This feature is usually found using your TV's SETUP or MENU option.  Consult your TV's user manual for specific instruction on how to do this.  If you don't have the manual, you can usually find it on-line by doing a google search for your TV manufacturer's name and model number, along with "user guide" or "manual".