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TV in the Dorms


Replies to: TV in the Dorms

  • musicprntmusicprnt Registered User Posts: 6,253 Senior Member
    I looked at Medicomm's website, I think when they talked about a digital tuner they meant a cable card, @uwalummom, it looks like mediacomms service is encrypted digital, which is not surprising (among other things, to maximize bandwidth, most cable providers are compressing a lot of the channels, and the cable box or cable card is needed not just decrypting it, but also decompressing it). They say you will need either a cable card or a cable box to use the tv service.

    "A digital converter or a cable card on subscriber owned device required". As someone pointed out, most tv's made in the last 10 years have digital tuners, but that won't work on many/most cable systems directly.
  • cobratcobrat Registered User Posts: 12,285 Senior Member

    It sounds like you just use a coaxial cable and connect the TV

    What's a TV?


    I actually got into a heated argument with an aunt because she insisted I "needed" a TV in my dormroom not too long before I started college and even offered me one.

    I stood my ground and yep....never needed a TV in my dormroom for my entire undergrad. Got my entertainment from going out of my dormroom for ECs and otherwise interacting with/hanging out with college classmates.
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