*NEW* Housing & Residential Life is proud to announce that all residential students now have access to HBO GO. This free service for residential students allows them to watch any of the HBO content on their laptops, mobile devices, or connected devices. To access the service please visit www.hbogo.com, scroll to find "University of Miami" from the 'sign in' menu, follow the login instructions to sign in with your CaneID and password, and start watching! This perk is only for students who are currently living on campus. For detailed instructions and information, please click here: HBOgo FAQ.Cable TV is provided to each residential college room and on-campus apartment. Since 2011, the University has utilized Campus Televideo as the cable TV provider. Campus Televideo has over 140 channels, including 50 HD channels and 70 digital channels.
To receive all of the available channels, students should bring HD/digital ready televisions that are 720p or any variety of 1080i. Make sure your TV is plugged into a working electrical outlet. Connect one end of the coaxial cable to the TV wall jack and the other end to the “CATV” or “VHF IN” on your television. Do not connect to the “UHF IN” on your television. Your digital television must have a QAM tuner (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) to work with the cable service. The QAM tuner allows your TV to receive high definition cable programming without a cable set top box. Unfortunately, some less expensive TVs come with a low quality QAM tuner that may not be able to pick up all the digital channels. You should verify the specifications when you purchase your TV. Analog televisions will only receive 30 basic channels. To receive all available channels, students with an analog television may purchase a QAM Digital Cable HDTV Tuner/Receiver at most electronics retail stores.
A NTSC (National Television System Committee) tuner is not compatible. This TV will require a digital-to-analog converter box to view television signals. (See information below to purchase a converter). An ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee) tuner can receive digital signals but is not compatible with the cable system. Here is an informal compatibility reference for newer devices from our provider Campus Televideo. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information. You should verify the specifications when you purchase your TV.
|MAKE||MODELS NOT EQUIPPED WITH QAM TUNER|
|Element||Do not appear to have QAM tuners|
|Insignia||Do not appear to have QAM tuners|
|LG||Models made prior to 2007|
|Samsung||Models made prior to 2009|
|Sony||Models make prior to 2007|
|Sylvania||Do not appear to have QAM tuners|
|Toshiba||Models made prior to 2007|