Here are the basic requirements for FiOS® TV:
- FiOS must be available in your location.
- Home must be wired for cable. You'll use a coaxial cable to connect FiOS® Optical Network Terminal to TV or Set-Top Box.
- TV sets must be cable-ready to receive local service channels below 49. For High Definition (HDTV) service, TVs must be HD-capable, and HD Set-Top Box and HDMI or DVI cables with adapter are required. For FiOS® TV Digital Video Recorder (DVR) service, TVs need video and audio input:
- Yellow, white and red cables
- 3-wire component cables, or
- S-Video and audio cables.
If you meet these requirements, you may qualify for professional installation or self-installation.
||If you are not already subscribed to FiOS® Internet, you need professional installation of:
- Optical Network Terminal (ONT) on outside of home or garage and battery backup unit inside home or garage. ONT plugs into electrical outlet inside home.
- Router provides program information and On Demand programming to Set-Top Box over coaxial TV cables in home. It provides a more secure networking environment and ensures quality of service necessary to deliver FiOS® TV service. Router is required for Video On Demand (VOD) services and can facilitate content sharing in home between Set-Top Boxes (Home Media DVR service).
- Cabling inside home from ONT to Set-Top Box/DVR.
- Set-Top Box or Cable Card-equipped device for each TV.
Note: Cable Card-equipped devices cannot access FiOS® On Demand content.
- DVR if program recording is desired.
||If you are an existing FiOS® TV customer, you may be eligible for a FiOS® Set-Top Box Self-Installation Kit. The kit lets you make FiOS® Video Equipment additions, changes or upgrades without a Repair Technician appointment. If eligible, download the Self-Installation Guides:
|TV Set Connection Tips
- Check device connections for each TV before you start. TV screen menus and port configurations vary and most require one or more cables. See your device manuals for directions.
- When connecting receiver to HDTV set, connection is generally HDMI to HDMI. No HDMI port? Use color-coded component RCA cables that deliver audio/video signals from receiver and plug into matching audio/video RCA inputs on back of HDTV set.
- HDTV is supported via HDMI or Component (red/green/blue) cables only. For HD picture, Composite (yellow) connector, S-Video, or Coaxial connections are required. For Dolby® Digital 5.1 surround sound, HDMI or TOS Link (optical) connections are required. Baseband (red and white) connectors provide stereo sound only—not Dolby® Digital sound.
- Make sure connections are secure between each TV, Modem, and receiver. For older TV sets that require coaxial cables, tune TV to channel 3.