How to Connect Your TV in Your Room
- Connect a coaxial cable from the wall outlet into the input on the back of your digital TV (note: you must provide your own coax cable).
- Scan for channels.
Set-top cable boxes are not required for viewing TV, but a TV with a digital tuner is required. Learn about digital TV below.
Having trouble scanning for TV channels? Before you ask for help, double check that the power cord and coaxial cable are secure.
If you are having issues and have already made sure that the cord connections are secure, you might need to purchase an external TV tuner. Please note that TVs made before 2007 might not be able to receive digital channels.
For assistance, submit a Fix It request.
Scanning For Channels
Using your TV remote, select “Menu” and then select the “Auto-Setup”
feature to scan for channels. Refer to your owner's manual for instructions.
To receive digital TV channels, a TV with an ATSC or Clear QAM tuner is required. All TVs produced after 2007 are able to receive digital TV channels, but some HD-ready TVs might require an external tuner. Consult your owner’s manual for more information. Cable TV set-top boxes are not required to view cable channels on digital TVs at this time.
UMN-TV Online services are not offered in Radius & Keeler at this time.
Housing & Residential Life staff do not provide support for DVRs. Most DVR manufacturers offer online support, and this is the best place to go for help.