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Cable Television

Beginning October 20, 2014, a digital television, DVR, or any other device will be required to have a QAM tuner to watch DePauw cable programming. You are encouraged to review your owners manual to see if your device has a QAM tuner. 

Television Compatibility

QAM Tuner - Required

A QAM tuner is a device used by televisions and computers so they can receive digital cable TV through a physical cable. There are two methods for receiving digital cable TV:

  1. Over-The Air or OTA digital cable is sent from your local television provider over the airwaves and is "read" by a digital cable receiver attached to or inside your TV set.
  2. A QAM tuner is a receiving and modulating unit that has a physical cable attached to it that enables your TV to read the digital signal.

Learn more at The QAM Tuner.

NTSC - Not Compatible

The National Television Standards Committee or NTSC is the first standardized television broadcasting and video format in the United States. It was adopted in 1941 and approved by the Federal Communications Committee (FCC) as the standard for broadcasting in the U.S. Since NTSC was originally developed without consideration for the eventual addition of color, the implementation of color into the NTSC format in 1953 highlighted this as a weakness of the system prompting many professionals to dub NTSC as "Never Twice the Same Color". The United States, Canada, Mexico, some parts of Central and South America, Japan, Taiwan, and Korea have designated NTSC as the official analog video standard.

Learn more at About Technology - NTSC.

ATSC - Not Compatible

An Advanced Television Systems Committee or ATSC tuner allows for the reception of digital ATSC signals, which is the type of signal that is broadcast over-the-air by television stations in the United States. ATSC tuners are found in many consumer electronic devices including TVs, VCRs, DVD recorders, and Blu-ray players. As of March 1, 2007, all consumer electronic devices that include a tuner are required to have an ATSC tuner due to television stations no longer broadcasting analog (NTSC) signals as of June 12, 2009.

Learn more at About Technology - What is ATSC?

Digital Converter Box

There are many digital converter boxes on the market so it is important to carefully read the specifications from the manufacturer to ensure the box you are purchasing has a QAM tuner. Amazon as well as many other retailers have a wide selection of digital converter boxes available to the consumer. 

Incompatible Devices*

The following devices have a low-quality QAM tuner and are not recommended for DePauw cable programming:

  • Access HD DTA1080
  • Digital Stream DTX9950
  • iView STB1000
  • iView STB2000

Digital Televisions*

We would like to thank Case Western Reserve University for their efforts in compiling the following list of digital televisions that is based on staff and student reports. Although it is not a complete nor a scientifically tested list, it may be useful as a reference point as long as you verify the device specifications before making a purchase.

  • Dynex - Limited models include QAM tuners.
  • Insignia - Limited models include QAM tuners.
  • LG - Most models manufactured since 2007.
  • Samsung - All models manufactured since 2009 (5th digit of model number must be B or higher).
  • Sony -  Most models manufactured since 2007.
  • Sylvania - Does not have a QAM tuner.
  • Toshiba - Most models manufactured since 2007.
  • Visio - Recent models contain QAM tuners.
  • Westinghouse - May require QAM tuner activation.

Learn more at *Case Western Reserve University.

Online Guide

DePauw University - Cable (46135) TV Listing at Zap2it

DePauw - Cable Channels

Channel #

Network

 

Channel #

Network

2

Headline News

 

47

Fox Sports MW

3

D3TV - DePauw

 

48

Fox News

4

NBC (WTHR - Indy 13)

 

49

ESPN News

5

ABC (WRTV - Indy 6)

 

50

ESPN2

6

CBS (WISH - Indy 8)

 

51

HB0 1

7

FOX (WXIN - Indy 59)

 

52

HBO 2

8

PBS (WFYI - Indy 20)

 

53

HBO 3

9

WB (WTTV - Indy 4)

 

54

AMC

10

Scola

 

55

History

11

DePauw

 

56

Lifetime

12

DePauw Campus Bulletin Board

 

57

CNBC

13

Comedy Central

 

58

CSPAN2

17

PAX (Indy 63)

 

59

MSNBC

21

TNT

 

60

MTV2

22

Syfy

 

61

VH1

23

Cartoon

 

62

truTV

24

Weather

 

63

Animal Planet

25

TLC

 

64

E!

26

Univision

 

65

Gameshow

27

A&E

 

66

UPN (WNDY - INDY 23)

28

Discovery

 

67

ESPN University

29

BET

 

68

HBO Family

30

MTV

 

69

HBO Latino

31

ABC Family

 

70

Fit & Health

32

CNN

 

72

National Geographic

33

TBS

 

73

FX

34

CSPAN

 

74

Fox Sports 1

36

ESPN

 

75

Spike TV

37

DePauw Reserve Channel

 

77

TV Land

38

DePauw Reserve Channel

 

78

WE

39

DePauw

 

79

Travel

40

DePauw

 

80

HGTV

42

DePauw

 

81

Food Network

44

ESPN Classic

 

 

 

45

USA

 

 

 

46

Bloomberg

 

 

 

Channels Last Updated: 02-Sep-2014

Questions

If you have questions, contact:

Media Services
mediastaff@depauw.edu
(765) 658-4790