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Channels | Connecting Your TV | Troubleshooting Cable Connection

A cable connection is included in every residence hall room or apartment; residents must supply their own television and coaxial cable. There are also televisions located in common areas of all residential facilities for your convenience.

Channel Listing

ChannelDescription
2 CBS-WBBM
2.1 CBS-WBBM DT
2.2 Decades
4 MTVU
5 NBC-WMAQ
5.1 NBC-WMAQ DT
5.2 COZI
5.3 Universal Sports
7 ABC-WLS
7.1 ABC-WLS DT
7.2 LiveWell Network HD
7.3 LAFF Network
9 CW-WGN
9.1 CW-WGN DT
9.2 Antenna TV
11 PBS-WTTW
11.1 PBS-WTTW DT
11.2 WTTW Prime
12 Fox-WFLD
13 UNI-WGBO
14 The U-WCIU
15 ION-WCPX
16 MNT-WPWR
17 CNN
18 Headline News (HLN)
19 Pop TV
21 CL TV
22 TNT
23 Cartoon Network
24 USA Networks
25 The Weather Channel
26 TBS
27 Discovery
28 TLC
29 ABC Family
30 AMC
31 Bravo
32 ESPNews
33 ESPN2
34 ESPN
35 E! Entertainment
36 TruTV
37 Syfy
38 MTV
38.4 Shop
38.5 QVC
38.6 HSN
39 Nickelodeon
40 VH1
41 Lifetime
42 MTV2
43 Comedy Central
44 ESPN Classic
44.1 WSNS-DT
44.2 T-Xitos
45 CSPAN1
46 CSPAN2
47 A&E
48 History Channel
49 BET
50 Game Show Network
50.2 Movies!
50.4 BUZZR
52 FXM
53 H2History International
54 LOGO
55 MSNBC
61 ESPNU
62 Animal Planet
63 Food Network
64 FOX News
65 FX
66 IFC
66.2 GetTV
66.3 GRIT
67 Military Channel (AHC)
68 Nat Geo
69 Reelz Channel
70 Science Channel
71 Spike TV
72 TV Land
73 FOX Sports 2
74 FOX Soccer Plus
75 Planet Green
76 Fox Sports 1
77 Travel Channel
78 VH1 Classic
79 NBC Sports Network
80 HBO
82 HBO Family
83 HBO Latino
84 HBO Signature
85 HBO2

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High Definition Channels

High DefinitionChannel
2.1 CBS-WBBM DT
5.1 NBC-WMAQ DT
5.2 COZI
5.3 Universal Sports
7.1 ABC-WLS DT
7.2 LiveWel Network HD
7.3 LAFF
9.1 CW-WGN DT
9.2 Antenna TV
11.1 PBS WTTW DT
11.2 WTTW Prime
11.3 Create
11.4 V-me
22.1 TNT
24.1 USA HD
25.1 TBS HD
26.1 IND-WCIU DT
26.2 UToo
26.3 MeTV
26.4 Heroes & Icons
26.5 Bounce
27.1 Discovery HD
31.1 Bravo HD
32.1 FOX-WFLD DT
33.1 ESPNU
34.1 ESPN HD
36.1 Syfy HD
38.1 ION-WCPX DT
38.2 qubo
38.3 IONLife
46.1 Big Ten HD
48.1 History HD
50.1 MNT-WPWR DT
60.1 TFT-WXFT SD
60.2 WXFT SD
63.1 Food HD
65.1 FX HD
66.1 UNI-WGBO HD
68.1 Nat Geo HD
70.1 Science HD
76.1 Speed HD
77.1 Travel HD

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Connecting Your TV

  1. Locate the cable TV outlet in your room.
    • In Carman Hall, the active cable outlet is located above the apartment entrance.
  2. If the cable outlet is missing or damaged, enter a Maintenance Request online.
  3. Using a standard coaxial cable, connect your TV to the cable outlet in your room.
  4. Set up or program your TV to work properly with the IIT Residence and Greek Life Cable.
    • If given an option, the TV should be set up for an IRC cable system.

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Troubleshooting Cable Connection

Many connection problems can be solved by reprogramming your TV. Try one of the options below or consult the user manual for your television.

  1. Make sure your TV is set to receive a signal from Cable TV/CATV (not Antenna/air). This can be  a physical switch, or on newer sets from a selection from an on-screen menu.
  2. If there are multiple settings for the type of cable, set your TV for an IRC cable system.
  3. Once the settings are correct, you should have your TV 'auto-scan' channels. This will allow you to use the TV's channel up/down feature to skip over channels that are not in use on the IIT Residence and Greek Life system. 
  4. Different TV manufacturers and TV models have different ways to perform these tasks; consult the Owner's Manual for your television for specific instructions.
  5. If your TV is not cable-ready, you may have to purchase a cable converter box. In this setup, leave your TV set on channel 3, and use the converter box to select the desired cable channels.

To report cable TV issues in your residence hall room or apartment, please submit a Maintenance Request. Please note that cable service is provided through an outside contractor, so responses to cable concerns may be slightly delayed.

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