Television Requirements

Most current televisions, especially those made after 2010, include a QAM tuner, though some models may not include the functionality to tune QAM channels or all of the channels being broadcast on the SU system. It is important to verify that the television has a QAM tuner, which can be found either listed on the product specifications or in the User Manual.

If your television does not include a QAM tuner or has problems receiving all of the channels, a set top box is available for purchase through the SU Bookstore. This product is approximately $45 (plus tax). For more information, please contact the University Bookstore.

SU has tested the iView 3500STB set top box and it works on the SU system. There is a newer version (iView 3500STBII Multi-Function Digital Converter Box with Recording and Media Playback) available but SU has not tested at this time to determine if it is compatible on the system. These are available through various on-line retailers including Amazon.

Before purchasing a set top box we encourage you to submit a ticket online or call the IT Help Desk at 410-677-5454 to have SU technicians verify that you actually need this device.