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Cable Television Service

Florida A&M University Housing offers High Definition (HD) "expanded basic" cable television
services to all on-campus residential facilities. Residents will need a television with a tuner
clear QAM
(Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) to receive the high definition service in the
residence halls. Please note most
televisions purchased since 2007 will have a clear QAM tuner. 
Most brand name televisions brought after 2007 should work. (LG, Samsung, Sharp, & Vizio, etc.,)
However, we have found some television brands with certain models that may not work properly,
such as, Element, Emerson, Westinghouse, Seiki, etc., also tube/box
televions will not work. (See additonal television brands and models in the chart below)

Televisions should be able to access at least 135 channels. If your television doesn’t have a
tuner clear QAM built into the television, a converter tuner will need to be used/purchased.

Note:  PHD-208 (Advanced Digital HDTV Tuner Receiver) is a tuner receiver that
                                we use on campus.


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HOW-TO CONNECT
 
STEP 1:   WHAT YOU NEED
·         Digital Cable Ready (QAM) Television
·         Coaxial Cable
 
STEP 2:   CONNECTION
·         Connect one end of coaxial cable to digital cable ready television
·         Connect the other end to in-room cable wall plate
 
STEP 3:   SETTINGS
·         Access your television's setup menu
·         Choose "Auto Setup/Scan" from the menu to search for channels
·         If prompted, be sure to select CABLE, CATV, STD, or AUTO-DETECT,
until you are able to view a channel on the television
 
STEP 4: CABLE ISSUES
·         Most cable issues can be resolved by rescanning your television (repeating step 3)
·                   .          If you're unable to gain cable access please notify your facility Resident Director





Make
Models Not Equipped With QAM Tuner
 
 
Dynex
DX-32L151A11
 
 
Element
Do not appear to have QAM tuners
 
 
Emerson
LC320EM2F
LC401EM2F
EWL20S5B
 
 
Insignia
Do not appear to have QAM tuners
 
 
LG
Models made prior to 2007
 
 
Magnavox
P2MF23ID/37
 
 
RCA
LED24G45RQ
 
 
Samsung
Models made prior to 2009
 
 
Seiki
SE24FT01
SE47FY19
 
 
Sharp
32″ Aquos
 
 
Sony
Models made prior to 2007
 
 
Sylvania
Do not appear to have QAM tuners
 
 
Toshiba
Models made prior to 2007
 
 
Westinghouse
DWM32H1G1
DWM32H1Y1
DWM42F2G1
DWM48F1A1
EWM24F1Y1
LTV-27W2
 

The below converter/tuner boxes are recommended for use on campus. However, we can NOT guarantee that a converter box will work with your TV or that the box will deliver a clear signal on the same channel lineup. We suggest that you use a TV with a compatible Clear QAM tuner to receive HD cable on campus.
CONVERTER BOXES
ePVision PHD-208

iView 3500STB II