Cable TV Setup Instructions

ctvcableWe know that part of getting settled in at SJU includes having access to your favorite TV shows, so here are some simple instructions on how to get you up and running on the SJU cable TV system!

Any TV will work on the SJU television system. To get connected, follow these steps:

      1. Connect a coax cable (this is not provided by IT) to the TV outlet on the wall and to the back of your TV.  You should plan to supply this cable. Virtually any digital TV can be connected simply and easily although there are some models that must be handled like an analog TV (see below).
      2. Turn on the TV.
      3. TV menus differ by manufacturer and model, but open the menu for your TV. Generally you should open ‘settings’ or something similar.  Select the option to autoprogram/channel setup/channel scan in order to prompt your TV to identify available channels on the campus television system.  You should refer to your owner’s manual if you cannot locate the correct option from your menu. Note that while there are 4 channels from 3.1 through 3.4 that are reserved for special/future programming, at this time all the available TV channels will be between 23.1 and 34.8. (96 channels)
      4. If the TV does not find any or all the channels, you may need to run this scan a second time.

If you have an analog TV (typically an older model that will often have a picture tube), or certain digital TV models, you will need a small set top converter box called an iview. The iview has an RF input connection that you should connect to the TV outlet on the wall using a coax cable and then a second cable should be connected from the RF output on the iview to your TV.  We have a limited number of these iview boxes available to students as needed. To request one, contact the TSC and we will arrange to have one delivered. Once this is connected, you will still need to run the autoprogram/scan once or twice as noted above.

The cable tv channel line-ups and other usefule information can be found at http://www.sju.edu/int/studentlife/studentresources/housing/oncampus/housinginformation/cable.html

If you have any problems with your cable setup, please contact the TSC at techhelp@sju.edu or x2920.