MTSU has a new cable TV service provider, Campus Televideo or CTV. CTV is providing an all-digital solution that does not require a set top box. There are even 7 channels in high definition or HD; about 90 channels are available. The available channels are numbered from 2.1 to 30.2, 102 to 181, and 401 to 405. The previous cable TV service was an analog service. Since the new cable TV service is all-digital, a digital TV or digital tuner is required. TV's manufactured in the last few years have digital tuners. If you have an older TV that only has an analog tuner, you will need to acquire a digital to analog converter to connect to the system. The following FAQ's offer helpful tips for using the service.
How do I get service?
Locate the TV outlet in your room and connect one end of a coax TV 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. The first time you use your digital television on the MTSU cable TV system, you need to program the TV so it knows what channels are available. This process is called "scanning" where the TV quickly scans all channels to see which ones are active. The following are general instructions to guide you through the process. If this doesn't work, you can also find scanning instructions in your TV user manual or online from the manufacturer.
Why do I only get channels up to Channel 13?
Most television sets have settings to enable reception from either an Off-Air Antenna or from Cable service. The campus cable system requires your television to be set to "Cable" (or "CATV", "CATV - IRC"). If your television is set to "Off-Air" (or "Antenna") you must change this setting to enable reception of all cable channels. This setting may be changed either by moving a switch or by following menu prompts for set-up. Refer to your TV owner's manual for more details. You will need to reprogram/scan your TV once you make the change.
How do I connect my computer to the CATV system?
Television signals may be viewed on your computer by using a special PC TV card. Refer to the equipment manufacturer's manual for installation details. Be aware that performance and quality varies according to the equipment used.
MTSU Telecommunications tries to deliver the best possible cable television picture to your room, but occasionally you may experience a reception problem. In some cases, this may be a problem that you can fix yourself in just a few minutes.
How to address common reception issues?
Reception issues that can occur include no picture on one or all channels, no color, buzzing sounds, dark or rolling pictures, stations on wrong channel, vertical bars, snowy pictures, etc. Typically these types of problems can be a result of a system wide issue, in room cabling issue or the television and/or devices connected to the television.
First, check to see if a neighbor in another room is experiencing the same problem. If so, then the problem could be affecting many people and should be reported to your resident assistant. If not, it could mean the trouble is isolated to your location or your television.
Second, disconnect any other devices attached to your television, such as digital receivers, VCRs, Xboxes, etc. so that the coaxial cable is connected directly to the television from the outlet. If this addresses the problem, then reconnect the devices to isolate out the device creating the problem. If you have a VCR, make sure the VCR and the television are both set to the same channel - 3 or 4.
Last, adjust the fine-tuning settings on your television. Check your television's user guide for more information, or try these steps:
If a neighbor is experiencing the same problem or the problem is associated with your outlet and not your TV or other equipment, follow the trouble procedures below.
How do I report a trouble with my cable TV service?
If you have tried to resolve your cable TV service problems and need additional help, then follow these steps:
The following is the most recent channel lineup. Not all channels are available at this time. A channel lineup guide will soon be available on channel 119. Click here for a printable version of the lineup.
|WTVF-DT||5.1||5.2,5.3||CBS SPORTS SN||127||E!||158|
|WNPT-DT||8.1||8.2||FOX SPORTS SO||128||TV LAND||159|
|VH1||132||NAT GEO WILD||163|
|Fox Movie Ch||103||MTV||134||FOOD||165|
|HSN||116||HEADLINE NEWS||147||COOKING CH||178|
|PLANET GREEN||117||FOX NEWS||148||DISCOVERY F&H||179|
|DSI CH GUIDE||119||VERSUS||150||ESPNU||181|
|VH1 CLASSIC||120||MSNBC||151||Nonstop/Country Net||402|
|TV ONE||121||TWC||152||USSports/ION Life||403|