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SUNY Oswego's cable tv system is mostly digital, not requiring an external receiver if your TV has a QAM tuner. A standard NTSC tuner, an ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee),  or a TV with an AV8B (over the air digital) tuner will not be compatible with the new line-up.  If you did not bring a TV with a QAM tuner to campus, but does have HD capabilities, you will also need to purchase a separate QAM tuner. We recommend the iView 3500STBIIWhen setting up the iView 3500STBII, make sure that you use USA for country and change the signal type to CABLE.

The market is ever changing and it is recommended that you check the specifications of the TV to make sure that it has a QAM tuner in it. Televisions purchased after 2010 will most likely have this, however bargain televisions may not have a QAM tuner.