|Title||Start Date & Time||End Date & Time|
|Service Issue Reported: Campus Wireless||Monday, February 12, 2018 - 10:05am|
|Service Issue Updated: Student Account Access||Friday, February 9, 2018 - 12:39pm|
|Service Issue Reported: Power outage on East Campus||Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 1:40pm|
|Service Issue Reported: Microsoft Store and Store Apps - General Access Issue Reported||Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 3:44pm|
|Service Maintenance Completed: Digication||Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 4:00am||Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 6:00am|
|Service Maintenance Scheduled: IEC & MTRS Building Networks||Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 6:00am||Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 7:00am|
|Service Maintenance Scheduled: Campus Firewall||Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 5:30am||Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 6:30am|
No. These televisions have tuners that we designed to receive analog channels and with the CU lineup being entirely digital, they do not work.
No. The CU channel lineup is put out so that as long as the television is compatible with digital cable. In cases where the television is not able to tune digital cable, a converter could be used. These can be found on-line but requires a “digital cable” – or “QAM” – tuner.
The minimum hardware that is required is an HD compatible television. Most importantly, the television must be outfitted with a “digital cable” or QAM” tuner and not just an “ATSC” tuner that only works with digital channels that are received by an antenna.
Each television has a menu that needs to be accessed to scan for all available channels. Unfortunately, each brand of television has its own process so we are not able to provide a process that will work for all brands. This process can be found in the television’s owner’s manual.
THe entire linup can be found on the channel lineup page.
If you are only picking up these two channels, the problem is either with your television or in the settings when you started the scan process. Channels 50 and 51 were added (with no audio) to the CU lineup for test purposes only. They are our only two analog channels and were put in to show if the service at the location is working. All other channels are digital.
This can sometimes be confusing. There are some manufacturers put out digital-capable sets, the digital tuners are only set up to receive “off-air” digital while cable channels can only be picked up if analog. CU is 100% digital other than the two analog test channels (with no audio) at 50 and 51.
A cable television system providing digital is providing a much clearer picture than analog could ever hope to be and as a result, a more enjoyable viewing experience. At this point, most televisions that are brought to campus are digital-cable compatible.
All of CU’s channels are capable of delivering HD but content is completely determined by the individual programmer. If they only provide certain content in SD, that is how it needs to go out.
Due to technology differences between analog and digital television, multiple digital channels can fit within what used to be a single channel. This can to some extent be thought of in the way that FM radio is delivered.
We have found that there are some television brands out that experience these problems. This is a problem with the television and does not indicate a problem with CU’s cable system. In these cases, the manufacturer might be able to provide help if you provide them with model number and approximate date of purchase.
Yes - providing this tuner is set to work with digital cable – known as QAM.
Unfortunately, the CU system is not able to provide any sort of on-demand content but we do try to provide a wide variety of programming including five HBO channels.
Unfortunately, due to CU providing the cable lineup in bulk to our users, individual accounts do not exist and the authentication that is required is not able to be granted. There are some channels that provide a free stream and these will be accessible to CU users.