Please pardon my ignorance. I have either been an over the air guy or DBS guy all my life. My oldest son attends Saint Cloud State State University (MN). Yesterday, as he was packing to return, he asked me for feedline. He tells me that they have cable TV on campus. I send along a 25 foot RG6 and didn't give it much more thought. Today he texted me and says he needs help to get this going. I think they are Charter, because when I enter the address of SCSU, which is:
720 4th Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498
the information I get back is that Charter serves that area.
So, I check the SCSU website and it lists the following:
"Will my room have cable TV? All residence hall rooms are provided with cable hook-up and computer network access. The cable package we offer is the extended basic digital in each of our residence halls. Please note that we recommend that you bring your own cable cord (20-25 feet) in length. We also have a Movie Channel, Channel # 73 that plays monthly movies for free to all on-campus students. Students must bring High Definition digital television sets with a QAM tuner built in order to receive our stations. No analog TV sets will work on our digital system. Please note that some "Element" brand TV sets do not work on our system so be sure it has a QAM tuner."
I figure it can't be that complicated, so I checked the owner's manual for his
device, which is a Samsung SyncMaster192MP
On Page 40 I see this:
The channel system can be set in several different ways.
STD, HRC, IRC and Air identify various types of cable TV systems.
Contact your local cable company to identify the type of cable system that exists in your
So, what I am trying to determine
are a few things:
-Does the Samsung 192MP have a QAM tuner built into it? (I think it does.)
-Assuming Charter is the correct cable provider, should he select STD, HRC, IRC?