If the TV your brought with you to campus is not digital compatible, there are some things you can try in order connect it with the campus digital service. The bottom line is your TV must have a QAM Tuner to work with the university’s cable service.
Digital TV Connection in Your Residence Hall Room
Make sure your TV is plugged in to a working electric outlet. Locate the TV outlet in your room and connect one end of the coaxial cable to it and the other end to the "CATV" or "VHF IN" on your television. Do not connect to the "UHF IN" on your television.
Your digital television must have a QAM tuner (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) to work with the school's cable service. The QAM tuner allows your TV to receive high definition cable programming without a cable set top box. Unfortunately, some less expensive TVs come with a low quality QAM tuner that may not be able to pick up all the digital channels. You should verify the specifications when you purchase your TV.
A NTSC (National Television System Committee) tuner is not compatible. This TV will require a digital-to-analog converter box to view television signals. (see information below to purchase a converter).
An ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee) tuner can receive digital signals but is not compatible with the school's cable system.
Here is an informal compatibility reference for newer devices. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information. You should verify the specifications when you purchase your TV.
Coby - Model TFTV3229 32" has a compatible QAM tuner
Dynex - Only limited models have a QAM tuner
DX-32L151A11 is NOT compatible
Element - NOT compatible
Insignia - Only limited models have a QAM tuner
LG - Most models since 2007 have a QAM tuner
Olevia - Model 226-T11 has a compatible QAM tuner
Samsung - All models since 2009 have a QAM tuner
Sansui - Model HDLCD3212C has a compatible QAM tuner
Sony - Most models since 2007 have a QAM tuner
Sylvania - Do not appear to have QAM tuners
Toshiba - Most models since 2007 have a QAM tuner
Vizio - Model VOJ320F1A has a compatible QAM tuner
Westinghouse - Some models do have a QAM tuner. Try activation code 14159
DWM32H1G1 is NOT compatible
DWM42F2G1 is NOT compatible