Campus Cable TV

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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts recently made some exciting changes to the cable lineup on campus. This includes upgrading to HD service on campus in addition to adding both HBO and Showtime for all users at no charge. In light of this change, individual accounts with either a set top box or DVR will no longer function.


Channels

CH 
1ABC
2CBS
3CW
4FOX
5NBC
6PBS
7Time Warner News HD
8Weather Channel HD
9C-SPAN HD
10A&E HD
1 1ABC Family HD
12AMCHD
13Animal Planet HD
14*College Insertion*
15*College Insertion*
16*College Insertion*
17*College Insertion*
18*College Insertion*
19*College Insertion*
20*College Insertion*
21*College Insertion*
22*College Insertion*
23BBC America HD
24BETHD
25Bravo HD
26Cartoon Network HD
27CNBC HD
28CNN HD
29Headline News HD
30MSNBC HD
31Comedy Central HD
32Discovery HD
33DISCOVERY FIT & HEALTH
34Disney Channel HD
35E! HD
36ESPN HD
37ESPN2 HD
38ESPN News HD
39ESPNU HD
40Food Network HD
41Fox News HD
42FX HD
43Golf Channel HD
44HGTV HD
45History Channel HD
CH 
46Lifetime HD
47LMN (Lifetime Movie Network)
48WEHD
49Ovation HD
50OWNHD
51EWTN HD
52MTVHD
53MTVu
54VH-1 HD
55CMTHD
56Fuse HD
57Logo TV
 Premiums
58HBO-ANALOG
59SHOW-ANALOG
60Open
61Open
  
62TCM HD
63Spike TV HD
64NASA TV HD
65National Geographic HD
66Nickelodeon HD
67SyFy HD
68TBS HD
69TLC HD
70HBO
70.1TNT HD
71Showtime
71.1Travel HD
72USA HD
73TruTV HD
74TV LAND HD
75CBS Sports HD
76NBCSPT HD
77SPORTSNET NY HD
78YES HD
79WGN AMERICA HD
80TWC Sports HD
81MSG HD
82MSG+ HD
83Univision HD
84Telemundo SO
85Aljazeera America HD
 Music Choice
100Hit List
CH
101Hip- Hop and R&B
102MC Mix Tape
103Dance/Eiectronica
104Rap
105Hip - Hop Classics
106Throwback Jamz
107R&B Classics
108R&B Soul
109Gospel
110Reggae
111Classic Rock
112Retro Rock
113Rock
114Metal
115Alternative
116Love Songs (new)
117Adult Alternative
118Soft Rock
119Pop Hits
12090's
12180's
12270's
123Solid Gold Oldies
124Party Favorites
125Stage & Screen
126Kidz Only
127Toddler Tunes
128Today's Country
129True Country
130Classic Country
131Contemporary Christian
132Sounds of the Season
133Soundscapes
134Smooth Jazz
135Jazz
136Blues
137Singers & Swing
138Easy Listening
139Classical Masterpieces
140Light Classical
141Musica Urbana
142Pop Latino
143Tropicales
144Mexicana

FAQ

Q: My TV only shows a hand full of channels.

A: There are a couple basic steps to try first:

• Make sure your TV is set to "cable and not "antenna".

• Through the TV menu functions perform an auto-scan for channels (May take 10-40 minutes depending on TV model).

• Once the scan is complete, if the problem persists check what channels you can see. If all are analog channels (2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13 etc.) but no digital channels (16.1, 26.1, 114.3, 115.2, etc.) your TV may not have a digital tuner built in. Please refer to question #2 or replace TV with new digital model.

Q: I don't want to upgrade my television yet, is there a type of tuner box I can purchase to work with the new digital line up?

A: Yes, the TWC cable service is a clear QAM signal. Any stand-alone tuner box provided must have a QAM tuner built into it. Tuners with only off air/terrestrial (Svsb/ATSC modulation) will not work. (These tuners cannot be purchased through Best Buy, Wal-Mart, or Kmart but you can fmd them online.)

Q: Where can I pick up a standalone QAM tuner to utilize with my old analog TV?

A: Most local electronic stores only carry Off Air/Terrestrial8vsb type tuners which will not work with a cable TV QAM signal. Based on testing on other campuses, an Iview-2000STB QAM tuner has been found to work sufficiently. This manufacturer/model is only a suggestion as TWC cannot speak to the manufacturer's quality control. There are other manufacturers/models of varying prices and quality that you may choose to try as well.

Q: My TV shows the channel line-up in a different numbering sequence. Am I getting the proper feed or is_ the TWC digital channel line-up incorrect?

A: If given a choice of STD, HRC, or IRC for auto-scanning options please select STD. Some digital television sets have tuners within them that change the channel numbering sequence even if scanned with STD. All channels should still be able to be received but may show on different channel numbers than what is shown on the TWC digital channel line-up chart posted online. This channel line-up variance is a product of the specific TV's tuner and is not an item that TWC can control. We have encountered this issue with Samsung but other manufacturers may do the same. If you are missing multiple channels within the line-up please let us know and we will work with you to resolve the matter.

Q: Will my TIVO work on campus?

A: TIVO units will NOT function fully on the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts cable television services and are not recommended.

Q: I have a Westinghouse TV and can't get any TV channels to come up. What do I do?

A: You will need to get a manufacturer's code. To get this choose information start to scan, go to QAM, on your TV you will see a phone number to call to get your code. You will have to give your TV serial number and then you will receive your code. Enter the code in the TV remote when prompted.