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Residence Hall Cable TV

Each residence hall room has access to Cable Television, Flyer Vision, free of charge to the students. Each residence hall room is equipped with a cable TV jack.

To connect a cable-ready television:

  • Purchase a coax cable at least 10' long

Connecting TV to Wall Jack:

  • Plug the coax cable into the back of your television and connect the loose end into the wall jack.
  • Plug TV into the electrical outlet and turn it on.
  • Use the menu function on the remote control to program the set for cable television.

Connecting TV to VCR/DVD to Wall Jack:

  • Plug coax cable from wall to "antenna in" on VCR/DVD.
  • Plug another coax cable out from VCR/DVD to "antenna in" on TV.
  • Plug television and VCR/DVD into the electrical outlet.
  • Turn VCR/DVD off and using owner's manual, program television for cable.

Cable TV Troubleshooting Guide

Issue
Possible Problem
Solution
There is no picture or sound.
  • Your TV may be broken.
  • The coaxial cable may be broken or damaged.
  • Make sure the TV and VCR are plugged in and the electrical switch is on.
The images on all channels are fuzzy or the picture screen is snowy but visible, and there is a hissing sound.
  • Your TV or VCR may be set on the wrong channel.
  • The CATV mode on your TV may be set incorrectly.
  • The cable/TV switch may be set incorrectly (for channels 14 and above).
  • There may be a loose cable connection.
  • If you are using a VCR, tune the TV to channel 3 or 4 (refer to your VCR manual).
  • Make sure your TV is set to CATV.
  • Check and hand tighten the cable fittings to the TV and VCR.
  • Bypass the VCR. Connect the cable directly to the TV.
My TV doesn't receive channels 2 through 13 very well and the picture is unclear.
  • A fitting may have come loose or been damaged.
  • Hand tighten all fittings or bypass the VCR.
  • If you are using a VCR, tune the TV to channel 3 or 4 (refer to your VCR manual).
  • Adjust the fine-tuning control until the picture is clear.
Some of the channels on my TV above 13 don't come on or the picture is unclear.
  • Your TV may not be set to CATV.
  • Make sure to auto program or manually set cable channels.
  • Make sure your TV is set to CATV.
  • If you are using a VCR, tune the TV to channel 3 or 4 (refer to your VCR manual).