Undergraduate Catalog

Cable TV

Web: www.gallaudet.edu/cabletv

Gallaudet Technology Services provides educational and entertainment content on 113 standard definition and 25 high definition channels. All residence halls are equipped with cable TV connections. The channel lineup for Gallaudet Television can be found online at gallaudet.edu/cabletv. The TV guide is available on channel 3.1, and campus content is broadcast on channels 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, and 3.6. The student production, BISON TV, is available on channel 2.1.

High definition channels are available on digital televisions only. Students may bring digital televisions for their dormitory rooms and are responsible for bringing their own connecting cables. Televisions must have a Clear QAM tuner (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) to receive all programming without a cable set top box. You should verify the specifications when you purchase your TV.

Older televisions and some less expensive TVs may have a low-quality tuner that may not be able to pick up all of the digital channels. Specifically, NTSC (analog) and ATSC (digital) tuners are not compatible with campus cable television signals. To receive cable programming on campus with one of these televisions, a digital-to-analog converter box is required to view television signals. While some students have reported success using converter boxes, we do not guarantee that the box will work with your TV, deliver clear signals, or be able to access the full channel lineup. We recommend that you use a TV with a Clear QAM tuner.

Students must provide their own coaxial cable (RG6 cable) to connect their television to the wall jack. GTS does not provide or sell these cables.

All requests for support of Cable TV in the dormitories should be submitted online to the IT Service Desk (www.gallaudet.edu/itservicedesk).