TV Options in Dorms: Cable TV and Philo

Cable TV

It is important to note, the residence halls in Core Campus, Shoeboxes and Bryan Mall high-rises do not have coaxial connections so residents will need to utilize Philo Edu TV for TV service.

If I prefer digital TV (coax connection), then how do I set up my TV?

You must provide your own TV with the following specifications and equipment:

  • A Digital TV that has a built-in QAM-Z tuner (see your TV manual or search on the model and number in Google to determine if your TV has a QAM tuner)
  • Digital Tuner
  • 6 – 10 feet coaxial TV cable
  • TV remote or universal remote to program TV
  • DVR such as TiVo if you want recording capabilities

Some models that are known to meet the above specifications:

  • Samsung – all F model #
  • SANYO – models built 2008 to present
  • LG – models built 2009 to present

All TV’s built after 2007 will have a ATSC turner, which is not compatible with QAM system.  We have compiled the following information about television compatibility, and provide this list an informal reference for newer devices.

  • Dynex – Only limited models have a QAM tuner
  • Insignia – Only limited models have a QAM tuner
  • LG – Most models since 2007 have a QAM tuner
  • Samsung – All models since 2009 have a QAM tuner (fifth digit of model number must be B or higher)
  • Sony – Most models since 2007 have a QAM tunder
  • Sylvania – Do not appear to have QAM tuners
  • Toshiba – Most models since 2007 have a QAM tuner

While in front of your TV:

  • Set the input source to Cable (not Antenna)
  • Perform a Scan to scan in all TV channels that are available.  Preferable do a “All Scan” , but assure that you have done a “Digital Scan”

Channel Information:

Questions or Assistance:

  • For questions or further assistance, please contact Apogee Campus Support Services at 855-377-4151.
  • Available 24/7

 

IPTV (Philo)

It is important to note, the residence halls in Core Campus, Shoeboxes and Bryan Mall high-rises do not have coaxial connections so residents will need to utilize Philo Edu TV for TV service. For a list of requirements and setup instructions, see the instructions listed for Roku setup section

University Housing & Dining is pleased to offer Philo Edu to all of our on-campus residents. Philo Edu allows you to watch live television on your own terms – on laptops and other devices anywhere on campus. With a premium channel lineup, the ability to pause and rewind live TV, and 20 hours of your own DVR space, Philo gives you the flexibility and control you need to stay up-to-date on sports, current events, and the shows that matter to you most.

How to Watch Philo

Note: Philo is not compatible with Apple TV, Amazon Firestick, Chromecast, Smart TV's, or gaming consoles

Watch Philo Edu on a computer:
  1. Go to clemson.philo.com and select “log in”
  2. Enter your Clemson username and password
  3. Start watching live TV or record some shows for later
Supported Browsers
  • See what browsers are supported here.
Watch Philo Edu on an iOS device:
  1. Download the Philo Edu app from the App Store
  2. Enter your Clemson username and password
  3. Start watching live TV or record some for later
Watch Philo Edu on an Android device:
  1. Download the Philo Edu app from Google Play
  2. Enter your Clemson username and password
  3. Start watching live TV or record some for later
To watch Philo Edu on a TV you can connect your laptop via HDMI or connect via any Roku Streaming Device (new August 2016).
 
How to Setup Roku so You can Watch Philo Edu on Your TV:
  1. Connect your Roku to your TV and follow the Roku setup instructions below.
  2. Select the Philo Edu channel to watch TV on your Roku

It is important to note, Philo Edu can only be viewed on one device at a time.

Channel Lineup

Support

  • Having trouble with Philo Edu? Visit support.philo.com to submit a support request to Philo.
  • Having trouble connecting to the Clemson University Network or setting up your device? Contact CCIT at ithelp@clemson.edu.
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