New FiOS TV One
BulletRouge
Enthusiast - Level 2

I happened to see that Verizon FiOS annonced the new TV One (looks like it will compete with the likes of Xfinity for example).

I've already ordered my hardware, looks like I'll be able to set it up in late Dec.

Anyone have any more information on it? Like what it will actually look like??

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jonjones1
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https://www.verizon.com/about/news/introducing-fios-tv-one-experience-tv-its-best

this maybe just what customers need. Alas only available in certain areas right now.

read all about it at link above.

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CRobGauth
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One note:

FIOS TV One only works wirelessly with Quantum Router (1100 and upcoming 4100) and Moca WIFI Extenders (not the ORBI).
This is because they use a hidden SSID to connect.

jonjones1
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That is good to know. The link I provided mentions wireless. However I don’t use their tv so I just quickly glanced at the announcement.

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Kellyontherocks
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I just got orbi and ordered the new fios tv one today! **bleep** it!! Why would they do this? 

asonnick
Enthusiast - Level 2

Has this changed at all? I have the orbi. 

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Edg1
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Here is a link to the support page with pictures. 

https://www.verizon.com/support/residential/tv/equipment/stb-dvr/fios-tv-one

BulletRouge
Enthusiast - Level 2

Sorry should have been more specific. I didn't mean pictures of the boxes themselves...

Any pictures of what the viewing experience is like? I assume it isn't just the same old UI...

Am I the first person to get one of these?

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Edg1
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I can’t say for sure but I don’t think the UI is any different than the current VMS/IP. 

The updates are the voice remote, 4k, and the clients can be wireless. I’m sure the processors in the boxes are faster as well. 

Yes you will be in the first group of people it looks like they just started offering it the other day. 

BulletRouge
Enthusiast - Level 2

Yea, I am hoping it will suck just a little less than the current one. But it will be nice to have the new tech.

Will report back when I get it all setup!

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BulletRouge
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did find the first review (I've seen anyway) on youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-pW6Mr42h4

So, yea, UI looks pretty darn similar, appears to be faster. And more setup options.

Looks like voice recognition stinks (like the others) but maybe the Alexa integration is better...

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EveyG
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I've had them since Jan. While I'm glad I saw 4k support I do miss the digital screen in front of the old stbs. New fios one box has no screens in front and the mini boxes for other rooms can be used wireless without need for coaxial cables although I choose to use the coax cable instead of them using the hidden ssid on my router hogging up my 5ghz that I rather my devices use instead. Overall their great and a big improvement the remotes are Bluetooth so no more facing it to the TV you can be in another room and still change channels with remote. Video experience is the same except ui is in 4k but it's not up scaling movies into 4k quality at least not yet

Maybe when movies are in 4k it would say 4k instead of HD when you hit info on what you watching. Overall no complaints here. 

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PA15143
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I just upgraded to the FiOS TV One equipment this past weekend, it was a simple equipment swap, make sure to export your DVR series to the cloud first so that you can import them during setup. Unfortunately you have to setup Favorite Channels on the guide from scratch.

I had one small glitch and had to call tech support to correct the port forwarding on my quantum router so that the mobile app could reach the DVR (when the device is not on the same wi-fi network).  Tech had this corrected in about 5 minutes and it is good to go. 

The user interface is the exact same one from the most recent upgraded experience.

I have the old multi-device remote and was happy that it just worked with the new equipment, no new codes were required. I have not really tried the voice remote. I don't think this remote works to control A/V system power/volume, etc. 

I know that blurbs say that the new boxes support 4K but I don't believe that FiOS has any 4K channels here in Pittsburgh, that I know of.

One question that I do have - is the box automatically 4K upscaling standard HD content?  The picture quality seems a lot better on standard broadcast and premium channels. 

I know this is really a first world complaint - but - there is no clock on the face of the units!!! I am sure it was eliminated to make the units as small as they are, but now I had to go buy a clock. 

nybauer
Newbie

Wireless STB is a good improvement.  But they told me there would be a $50 upgrade fee even if all I did was self-install an additional STB.  

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Edg1
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@PA15143 wrote:

I know that blurbs say that the new boxes support 4K but I don't believe that FiOS has any 4K channels here in Pittsburgh, that I know of.

One question that I do have - is the box automatically 4K upscaling standard HD content?  The picture quality seems a lot better on standard broadcast and premium channels. 


No channels are really broadcasting anything in 4k. There have been some limited things but right now the majority or 4k content will be streaming services and VOD.

I’m sure there is definitely some upscaling. Alot of posts on here complained about the VMS boxes on 4k TVs. Glad to hear it looks better. 

BulletRouge
Enthusiast - Level 2

Is there seriously no DVR button on the new remote?!?

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Onecooldad
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Just say “DVR” and it takes you there.. or hit the Menu button and access it that way. It’s not that difficult. 

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Mum_44-55
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Yes, there's no DVR button on the new remote, but you can just say "DVR" & it'll bring up your DVR with all your recordings & the menu. 

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Onecooldad
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You have to go in and change the video resolution to 2160.. menu, settings, audio and video.. select 2160. It upscales. 

eagles340
Enthusiast - Level 2

I had FIOS tv one installed today and I have say if you have a newer 4K tv it’s a must. The picture is is much more clearer. I went in changed the the one setting to 2160i

iI had a great picture before but this box is a must have. I have LG 55 4K.

iBlaineman
Newbie

I had FIOS installed yesterday and so far I really like it. As a subscriber I was happy to see a promotion that saved me money since I've been mad that all the deals have been for new subscriber. 

I didn't really get it for Netflix since I have apple TV and sure most streamers will be better than the STB. It correctly identified my TV as an LG so the remote works great. Perhaps it's me but I feel like the sound is a little better. The only thing missing is the ability to automatically change to the correct input when you hit a remote button like hitting a button on the Apple remote on inserting a bluray does which would be better than hitting input a few times or using the LG remote. 

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