Cable TV and Xfinity on Campus
XFINITY On Campus
A new and exciting service that lets residential Rider University students watch live TV and On Demand content on their devices, including, laptops, tablets and smartphones from anywhere on campus. Resident students can now DVR up to 20 hours.
XFINITY On Campus is included with room and board for students living in on-campus housing, and is available now! Students have access to over 100 live cable channels, including every major broadcast network, as well as channels like AMC, Bravo, Comedy Central, ESPN, FX and MTV. Thousands of current season TV shows and hit movies are also available via XFINITY On Demand. Visit the Help Desk FAQ's for more information.
XFINITY On Campus is also available to faculty while they are on campus.
Rider University offers digital cable TV channels on both campuses. You will need to have a digital television equipped with “QAM” or “Clear QAM” tuner to receive digital programs. High Definition channels require a TV with QAM and HD Ready capability.
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How to Connect:
All residence hall rooms have one cable television outlet which resembles the “antenna or cable” input on the back of your television. Students will need to purchase a 75 ohm coaxial cable to connect a television to the outlet. There are 2 types, "screw-on" and "push-on". Either will work, but "screw-on" is highly recommended for better reception. Cables are available in most stores that carry electronics. A heavier coaxial cable (RG-6) is recommended for better picture quality as well as a length of 15 to 25 feet to reach most areas of rooms. Be careful not to bend the center copper pin on either end of your cable when connecting them. Use of a splitter is discouraged as it could compromise the TV signal and cause reception issues. Need more help? Watch the video on connecting the TV to cable.
Installing Your Television:
For most TVs, when initially plugging in the power cord and connecting the coaxial cable to the cable television outlet, it will need to be told to "search" for available channels. Consult your TV manual to find out how your model television can be programmed. Most TVs will need to be set up with the “Cable TV” or “Digital Cable” as the program source. After setting this parameter, you will use the “scan” or “learn” feature to scan for available channels. We highly suggest that you perform the scanning process at least once a month since our cable provider may move or add channels at any time. Contact the Help Desk at [email protected] or call 609-219-3000 for additional help with Cable TV.