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CABLE TV

All student houses on campus are connected to the Smith College Cable TV (SCTV) service. Every student room has a cable TV jack installed in the wall.

To connect to SCTV in your room, you will need a cable-ready TV and a coax cable. Devices to display cable TV on some computer screens, as well as coax cables of various lengths, are available for purchase from the Computer Store in Stoddard Hall 22.

The SCTV channel line-up is the same as the line-up for Comcast's Northampton residential customers, with the addition of several foreign language channels. Click here for a complete channel listing.

Comcast's residential customers pay approximately $30 per month for this service. SCTV service is provided to Smith students at NO COST!

Cable TV Setup
Students are responsible for setting up their television. Locate the manual for your TV and follow the instructions for activating the cable-ready features of the set. You can find many manufacturers' manuals online. Some common sites are listed below:

Resolving Cable TV Problems

  • If the coax cable that connects your TV to the wall jack is damaged, you will need to replace it. Replacement cables can be purchased at the Computer Store in Stoddard 22 or from other vendors.

  • If your cable TV wall port is damaged, call the User Support Center at x4487.

  • If you can connect your cable but receive only some cable stations, consult the manual for your television for further troubleshooting assistance.

  • If you can't receive any cable stations, first check with other students in your house. If others are having the same problem, call the USC at x4487 to report the number and location of students in your house who don't have service.

  • If you are the only one who can't receive cable stations, call Comcast at 1-888-SERVEM1 (1-888-737-8361). Be prepared to provide your name, house, room number, phone number, and a description of the problem.


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