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Each residence hall room is served by the Virginia Tech cable television system. The cost of cable television programming is included in your comprehensive student fees.  Problems with television reception should be referred to 4Help  online or  at 540-231-4357.

The cable television system currently has over 80 channels, the majority of which are High Definition (HD). Channels 33, 63, and 93 are reserved for instructional use. The Student Channel, channel 33, has a variety of student-produced programs and carries information on student activities and programming from VTTV Student Television.

Channel Guide

Virginia Tech Cable Television Set-up

If you have a cable ready TV, you may connect your TV directly to the cable outlet in the wall with a coaxial cable and then perform a "channel scan" from your TV's setup menu to acquire the channel lineup. As of May 2014, the campus television signal requires a digital QAM tuner, standard on most televisions since 2006. Be sure that your coaxial cable is long enough to connect from the wall outlet to the TV.

To Report a Problem with a Service

  • To report cable problems, please contact 4Help  online or  by calling 540-231-4357. Please do not call Student Network Services.
  • If a service call is necessary, an NI&S technician will visit the residence hall room on an appointment basis. The student or an authorized person MUST be in the room during the service call.
  • There is no charge for routine repairs. However, if the student or an authorized person is not there for a scheduled service call, a fee will be charged for the missed appointment.

Digital Media Services

Digital Media Services (DMS) supports Virginia Tech by providing Interactive Video Conferencing, Video Production, and Streaming Media. DMS Homepage









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