Make sure that your TV is capable of processing digital clear QAM signals. You must have a fully compatible QAM tuner in order to receive digital TV on the Fredonia campus. Standard NTSC or ATSC digital ready tuners are NOT compatible with our digital clear QAM signals. Furthermore you must have an HD compatible TV to receive the HD channels.
We have found that less expensive TVs tend to come with a lower quality QAM tuner such as Dynex and Insignia. This can affect the quantity and quality of channels received by your TV. Lower end tuners will result in missed channels during channel scans and channels can appear pixilated. If this is occurring with your TV it is most likely that your tuner is not fully compatible with the specifications of our broadcast systems. We recommend purchasing a Digital TV converter box that has been fully tested on our Cable TV network.
Shown below is a fully tested converter box available for purchase through the bookstore. FSA will buy back your converter box at the end of the semester or academic year, provided that all equipment is returned in good working order. Buyback value may vary based on items returned and condition of the unit.
Toner HD Digital Cable TV Settop Converter Box - (available in store at the Fredonia Bookstore)