Television Compatibility Information

The University of Mississippi digital cable system requires a television with a cable QAM tuner or a separate digital conversion box.

Digital Televisions

You must check the specifications from your television manufacturer to determine if your television includes the required tuner.

We have compiled the following information about television compatibility, and provide this list an informal reference for newer devices. This information is compiled from staff and student reports, and is not intended to be complete. The University of Mississippi cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information. You should verify the specifications before making a purchase.

It is important to be cautious of the televisions that are priced very cheaply, as manufacturers can save production expense by not equipping the television with a cable QAM tuner therefore allowing them to sell the television at a lower price. It is important to note that these are just general guidelines.

  • Dynex - Only limited models have a QAM tuner
  • Element - No models have a QAM tuner
  • Emerson –Most models have a QAM tuner
  • HiSense - Only limited models have a QAM tuner
  • Hitachi - Most models have a QAM tuner
  • Insignia - Only limited models have a QAM tuner
  • LG - Most models since 2007 have a QAM tuner
  • Polaroid - Most models have a QAM tuner
  • Proscan - Do not appear to have QAM tuners
  • RCA - Do not appear to have QAM tuners, some do
  • Samsung - All models since 2009 have a QAM tuner (fifth digit of model number must be B or higher)
  • Sceptre - Do not appear to have QAM tuners
  • Seiki - Only limited models have a QAM tuner
  • Sharp - Most models have a QAM tuner
  • Sony - Most models since 2007 have a QAM tuner
  • Sylvania - Do not appear to have QAM tuners
  • TCL - Most models have a QAM tuner
  • Toshiba - Most models since 2007 have a QAM tuner
  • Vizio - Recent models have a QAM tuner. Low cost Vizio models, appear to not have a tuner
  • Westinghouse - Some models require QAM tuner activation

Digital Conversion Boxes

If your television does not support a cable QAM tuner, you can purchase a digital conversion box from the Telecommunications department by calling 662-915-5922. An amount of $85.00 plus tax will be charged to your bursar account which will also cover the install.