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​​​​​​​Cable ​Television Service

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BSU ResNet provides resident students with an incredible customized HD Comcast cable TV service. All residence hall rooms are equipped with a hookup for this unique cable television channel line-up. The cable television system includes 115 channels  We also provide you with premiere movie channels such as HBO and ResNet Cinema movies (Ch 50, 51 and 52). 

To take advantage of this fantastic service, keep these things in mind:

  • To enjoy HD cable television in your residential rooms, you must have an HD/digital TV with a QAM tuner.
  • Not all HD TVs have a built in QAM tuner
  • Old-style CRT (tube) TVs will not work with these new digital HD services.

Click here​​ for the new Fall 2018 channel lineup 


How do I set-up my Smart TV?

To get the digital channels, simply perform a channel scan as described above.

As for internet, Smart TV's can now connect to our 'BSU_Gaming' wireless network!  ​Simply select the 'BSU_Gaming' network and enter the password 'resnet7999' to connect.​

How do I program my digital TV to receive all the University channels?
When you set up your TV in your room, you will need to "scan" your TV for new channels. Exact details on how to auto program or auto tune digital TVs vary from manufacturer to manufacturer and from model to model.  For best results, refer to the owner’s manual for your specific TV.
Using the TVs remote control, follow these general steps:
  1. Press the <Power> button to turn on the TV
  2. Press the <Menu> Button
  3. Select <Set-Up>
  4. Select <Auto Program>
  5. Select <OK> (Approx 10-15 minutes to complete full channel scan)​

Can I connect a Google Chromecast?

Unfortunately, Chromecasts are unable to be used on our wireless network. See the 'Wireless Gaming' link to the
left for more information.

How do I know if my tv has a QAM tuner? 
  1. Most HD or digital televisions sold after 2006 have an internal digital QAM tuner. 
  2. Check your TV remote control for a dot (.) or dash (-).  If the remote has a dot (.) or a (-) included on the key pad, then the TV probably has a QAM tuner.
  3. Check your owner's manual specifications section and look for QAM tuner capabilities. If you no longer have
    the owner's manual, you may find it on the TV manufacturer's website.
  4. If you are purchasing a new TV, simply ask a sales associate.

Can I use my television if it does NOT have a QAM tuner?

If your TV does not have a digital QAM tuner, then your TV will not be able to pick up the channels on it's own.

However, TV's without a QAM tuner can use a digital converter box called a DTA box to get the channels that ResNet provides.

Can ResNet loan you a digital television adapter (DTA)?
Yes, if we have them available in stock. 
These units are available on a first come, first serve basis. 
Please email ResNet at for DTA loaner availability. Upon ResNet notification that the units are available, an appointment can be set up for a technician to make a house call and set the box up.  
There is no charge for the DTA, however, there is a $200 fee if you do not return it to ResNet when you move out. Missing DTA components will also result in a charge to your student account.

Cable TV Installation:

  1. Connect the coaxial cable (ResNet can supply you with a coax cable) to the "antenna input" jack on the back of your TV then connect the other end to the cable wall jack.  Make sure the connections are snug, but do not over tighten.
  2. Plug the TV power cord into an electrical outlet and turn on the TV.
  3. On your remote, find and press the <Menu> button.
  4. Look through the list of options and find <Cable Settings>.
  5. Be sure that this is set to <Cable> or <CATV>.
  6. Perform a channel scan if necessary
More questions or still need assistance?  
Please call ResNet at 508-531-7999 or email ResNet at or submit a service request.

This page is maintained by ResNet. Send comments and suggestions to​​​​​​​​​. Last reviewed 8/4/17.