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On-Campus Cable Set-up

Digital TV with QAM Tuner Channel Scan Procedure Channel Scan

Please note: All TV manufacturers differ, so menu options, wording and other items may vary. The best way to complete the channel scan is to refer to the TV owner's manual. If that is unavailable, the following general steps should guide you through the process.

  • Using your television's remote control, press the Menu or Settings option.
    Note: a "Smart TV" may have a smart button that must be used to access the settings menu. It will generally have the manufacturer's logo on it.
  • Locate Channels or Tuner Set Up option.
  • Check the menu for an option of Antenna Type or Connection Type followed by either Antenna or Cable.
  • Make sure that the designated setting is Cable (based on manufacturer, alternate choices may include Digital Cable, CATV or Cable STD)
  • From the menu, choose Digital Channel Search (based on manufacturer, alternate choices may include Channel Scan, Channel Search or Auto program.)
  • Allow the TV to complete the search. You will see a bar listing how many channels have been found. The process may take up to 45 minutes.
  • You probably will see a progress bar that shows the number of channels found. A scan can take as long as 45 minutes depending upon the TV set, so please be patient
  • Once complete, confirm the menu prompt, then press an exit or quit option.
  • When finished, the TV will have found all of the available channels as well as disposed of those no longer available
  • The TV set will then remember the new channel lineup from this point forward