Home Icon Students Housing & Residence Life Cable TV

Cable Television Information

One of the many great amenities that residential students at Louisburg College will have access to is cable television (Time WarnerCable NOW Spectrum to be exact).

Time Warner Cable has converted to an all-digital TV signal to deliver the clearest picture and best sound quality possible. This means your TV must have a built-in QAM tuner to enjoy it.

Older model, or off-brand model TVs may not have the QAM tuner and/or may have a lower functioning QAM tuner that may not allow you to receive the cable that Louisburg College provides.

It is important that you check the specifications of your TV before bringing it to move-in, or before purchasing a new TV.

Attached is an informational document for your reference compiled from other institutions who have experienced the switch to all-digital cable. It includes more information about the QAM tuner, as well as provides a list of TVs that may or may not work.

Louisburg College cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information, so it is important that you read your product manual or speak to a salesperson or retail associate about the specifications of your TV.

Cable Services

Louisburg College provides basic cable, Time Warner, services to all residential students. All of our residence halls are equipped with cable coaxial (TV) outlets. It is the responsibility of residential students to purchase necessary equipment in order to access the free cable, including coaxial cables and compatible televisions.

Television Compatibility

The Louisburg digital cable system requires a television, DVR or other tuner device with a Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) tuner. You must check the specifications from your manufacturer to determine if it includes the required tuner. Make sure your TV is plugged in to a working electric outlet. Locate the coaxial (TV) outlet in your room and connect one end of the coaxial 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.

QAM Tuner Required

QAM is the format by which digital cable channels are encoded and transmitted via cable television providers. Your digital television must have a QAM tuner to work with the cable service provided by Louisburg College. Because there is no requirement to do so, some manufacturers or models may not include the QAM tuner. Please be advised that less expensive TVs sometimes come with a lower quality QAM tuner that may be unable to tune all of the channels.

Digital Televisions

The following is a list of television compatibility. This information is compiled from research on other institutions. Louisburg College cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information. You should verify the specifications with a sales-person or retail associate before you make a purchase, and/or check the specifications on your television before bringing it to check-in:

  • Dynex - Only limited models have a QAM tuner
  • Insignia - Only limited models have a QAM tuner
  • LG - Most models since 2007 have a QAM tuner
  • Samsung - All models since 2009 have a QAM tuner (fifth digit of model number must be B or higher)
  • Sony - Most models since 2007 have a QAM tunder
  • Sylvania - Do not appear to have QAM tuners
  • Toshiba - Most models since 2007 have a QAM tuner
  • Vizio - Recent models have a QAM tuner
  • Westinghouse - Some models require QAM tuner activation
  • Coby - Model TFTV3229 32" has a compatible QAM tuner
  • DX-32L151A11 is NOT compatible
  • Element - NOT compatible
  • Olevia - Model 226-T11 has a compatible QAM tuner
  • Sansui - Model HDLCD3212C has a compatible QAM tuner
  • Westinghouse - Some models do have a QAM tuner
Franklin Hall