Cable Television Channels

All residence hall rooms and most classrooms and offices on campus are connected to the campus video system. Students may connect their television to a standard coaxial cable jack in their room to receive television programming.

Heidelberg partners with Spectrum Cable to provide an extensive lineup of network, special interest and on-campus channels. You can view the online channel guide by tuning to digital channel 2-10.

The Heidelberg University digital cable system requires a television with a QAM tuner.**  You must check the specifications from your manufacturer to determine if it includes the required tuner.

**QAM stands for "quadrature amplitude modulation," the format by which digital cable channels are encoded and transmitted via cable television providers. Simply put, a QAM tuner allows you to pull in many digital and HD cable channels without the use of a set-top box.

Most, but not all, TVs made after 2006 have a built-in QAM tuner. Heidelberg is unable to certify that any particular device is compatible. You should verify the specifications when you make a purchase.

Your TV owner’s manual should have model-specific information about whether or not there is a QAM tuner in your TV.  The TV manufacturer’s website may provide this information. You can also search online by make/model of your TV to see if it has a QAM tuner.

Television brands who typically DO include the QAM Tuner:

  • LG - most models made after 2007
  • Samsung - models made since 2009 and fifth character in the model number is B or higher
  • Sony - most models made after 2007
  • Toshiba - most models made after 2007
  • Vizio - most recent models

Television brands who may, depending on the model, be missing the QAM Tuner (not recommended):

  • Apex
  • Dynex
  • Element
  • Haier
  • Seiki
  • Sylvania

Digital Conversion Boxes

If your television does not support a QAM tuner, you can update your television or purchase a digital conversion box. Just like the TV, you should ensure that the conversion box includes a QAM tuner, and not just an ATSC tuner. Most tuner boxes available at electronic stores from over-the-air digital TV transition do not include this tuner, so be sure to verify the specifications from the manufacturer. The following boxes have the QAM tuner for compatibility with our system.

  • ChannelMaster CM-7001
  • FireBird DCT210

List of TV’s compiled by Spectrum Cable that are known to be MISSING the QAM Tuner:

Element ELEFT222
Element ELEFT281
Element ELEFT326
Element ELEFW195
Element ELEFW328
Element ELEFW408
Emerson LF401EM5
Funai LF320FX4F
Funai LF391EM4
Magnavox 15MF050V/17
Magnavox 15MF400T/37
Panasonic TC-L32C12
ProScan PLDED3281
ProScan PLDED3273A-E
Samsung PN51E550D1F
Sanyo DP19657
Sanyo DS192204
Sanyo FW24E05T
Seiki SE19HE01
Seiki SE32HY10
Westinghouse DWM32H1G1
Westinghouse DWM40F3G1
Westinghouse DWM40F1Y1-C
Westinghouse EWM24F1Y1
Westinghouse WD24FX1360
Westinghouse WD32HT1360

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