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TV input control (HDMI-CEC)

This set-top box feature can help you avoid experiencing a “blank" screen, “no video” or "no signal" message on your TV.

The TV input control automatically changes the input source to your Fios® TV set-top box when you press the STB button on your Fios remote or set-top box.

Important:

  • Your Fios set-up box must be connected to your TV via HDMI cable and your TV must support HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronic Control) and be enabled
  • If you are using a different cable connection to your TV you will need to change to an HDMI cable, if your TV supports that input type
  • This feature is only available to work with the Fios (VMS1100 & IPC1100) set-top boxes.

Video Media Server (VMS) 1100

IPC1100

 

How to use this feature

When this feature is activated on both your TV and your set-top box, they will work together to display video from the same device and prevent encounters of a "blank" screen, "no signal" or “no video” message appearing on your TV.

This feature may have already been activated on your Fios set-top box. You can check if the feature is activated on your set-top boxes, by pressing the MENU button on your Fios remote and then selecting Settings > Audio & Video > Video Settings > TV Input Control > Enable.

If a check mark (√) appears next to Enable, the feature is activated on that set-top box and you will have the option of activating it on all of your set-top boxes at that time. Next, you must take the following steps to activate the feature on each TV:

  1. Make sure your set-top box is connected to your TV with a HDMI cable
  2. Use the remote that came with your TV (not the Fios TV remote) to access the Settings menu on your TV
  3. Locate the TV input control HDMI-CEC feature.
    Note: This feature may use a different name depending on the manufacturer of your TV. Please visit their website for specific names or unique brand instructions.
  4. Enable or turn on the feature under Settings on your TV.

Once enabled, on both your set-top box and TV, your Fios remote will turn on the TV at the same time as the set-top box and ensure the video is displayed from your set-top box.

Quick reference setup steps for common TV brands

Not all TVs are compatible. Check with your TV manufacturer for specific instructions to activate this feature.

TV Brand Trade Name for HDMI-CEC Steps to Enable HDMI-CEC
LG SimpLink
  1. Press Home -> Settings -> General -> SIMPLINK
  2. Configure the SIMPLINK settings, changing any control options to [ON].
Onkyo AV Receivers RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI)
  1. Press RCV on the Onkyo remote controller -> HOME -> Setup -> HDMI Setup
  2. Set [HDMI CEC (RIHD)] and [HDMI Through] to [On]
Panasonic HDAVI Control, EZ-Sync, or VIERA Link
  1. Press Menu button, navigate down and select Setup
  2. Select HDMI Control and set CEC Function and Power Off Link to On
Philips EasyLink
  1. Press the Home button then select SetupInstallationPreferencesEasyLink[On]
Pioneer Plasma Displays Kuro Link
  1. Press the Home Menu on the Pioneer remote then select Control SetupKuro Link Setting
  2. Set [Input Setting], [Power Off Control], [Power On Ready] and [Hold Sound Status] to [On]
Roku TV 1-Touch Play
  1. Press Home button
  2. Navigate down to Settings
  3. Select System
  4. Select Control other devices (CEC)
  5. Select 1-Touch Play and System Standby.
Samsung Anynet+
  1. Press HomeSystemExpert SettingsAnynet+(HDMI-CEC)[On]
Sharp Aquos Link
  1. Press the Menu button and Navigate to the right, select Setup
  2. Select CEC Control and set Device Auto Power Off and TV Auto Power Off to On
Sony Bravia Smart TV BRAVIA Sync
  1. Press HOME, then select Settings[Channels & Inputs][HDMI Settings][Control for HDMI][On].
Sony Playstation 4 HDMI Device Link
  1. On your PS4, go to Settings in the top right
  2. Go to System settings near the bottom
  3. Check Enable HDMI Device Link.
Toshiba CE-Link or Regza Link
  1. Press MenuSettingsOther Settings and set [CEC] and [CEC Auto PowerOn] to [On]
Vizio CEC
  1. Press Menu button
  2. Navigate down and select System or Settings
  3. Navigate down and select CEC
  4. Press OK on CEC and select On.

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