How to Set Up Campus Cable
Step 1: You will need an antenna cable to attach the cable jack on your wall to your TV or VCR. This cable usually comes with newer TVs and VCRs. If you don't have one, they can be purchased at any electronics store. Before you buy, measure the distance form the wall jack to your TV or VCR. Try not to buy an excessively long antenna cable. Tell the store that you need an RG-6 TV antenna cable, 75-ohms, "F" type male connectors on both ends.
Here is an example of an RG6 cable. This is the cable that Campus Cable recommends. Be sure to use this type of cable to cut down on interference and noise in your tv signal.
This is an example of the perfect length a cable center conductor should be. Any shorter can cause cable reception to be snowy or not work. Any longer can cause a short and no reception.
Step 2: Connect one end of the cable to the wallplate
Here is an example of how the RG6 cable should be secured to the wallplate.
Step 3: Connect the other end of the RG6 cable to the back of your television. Plug it into the output.
This is the back of a typical TV with a 75ohm cable connection and audio/video inputs. The audio/video inputs are used for DVD players or video games and other devices.
Here’s how the RG6 cable should be connected to the back of a TV set.
Step 4: Programming your television to receive cable.
For cable ready televisions:
The TV must be set to the “CATV” setting in order to receive any channels above 13. If you leave your tv unplugged for any length of time, it will default back to “Air” settings and need to be reprogrammed in the “CATV” setting.
For non-cable ready TVs:
Non-cable ready TVs won't get any stations above 13 without a cable converter or cable ready VCR. Cable ready TVs and VCRs have to be programmed to "search" for cable channels above 13. For TVs or VCRs with on-screen programmability: Look for a button on your TV or remote control that says “MENU” or "Channel Programming" or "Set-Up". Pressing that should bring up a screen that gives you a choice between TV or CATV (cable). Choose CATV (the TV may ask you what type of cable: STD, HRC, or IRC). Choose STD. The TV may actually start to scan through all the channels. When the TV or VCR finishes scanning, you should have all the cable channels.
Set-Up menus differ depending on your television, but here is what the screen should look like.
Step 5: After your television scans the cable lineup, the channels will be programmed into your set. Now, you’re ready to watch.