If you have active Fiber TV service, you'll be provided with a set of equipment. For each TV included in the service, you'll receive one TV Box (GFHD100 or GFHD200), a two-section power cable, and a remote control.
This article describes the TV Box model GFHD200. If you have a model GFHD100, see specific information about your device.
The TV Box dimensions are 5.7" W x 5.7" D x 1.1" H. The following image shows the purpose of each port on the back of the device.
The av out port provides analog video connections using a special break-out cable. Your Installation Specialist can provide this cable, if needed.
Each TV Box is connected by coaxial cable to a outlet in a nearby wall, which connects it to the Network+ Box. In rare cases, TV Boxes can be connected by Ethernet cable, based on factors considered by the Installation Specialist at installation time. The TV Box is also connected to your TV.
Connecting your TV to the HDMI port on the TV Box ensures the most vivid picture and enhances your viewing enjoyment. If your TV does not support HDMI, you can use an analog break-out cable, which is available from your Installation Specialist or you can pick one up at a Google Fiber Space in your area. (You can use an HDMI or an analog connection, but not both.)
Do not connect your TV Box output to a VCR. Video signals fed through VCRs may be affected by copyright protection systems and may produce a distorted image on your TV.
Do not connect your TV to the coax port on the TV Box. That type of connection could damage your TV.
When the TV Box is properly connected and powered on, the LED on the front displays solid blue.
Although the connector on the back of the TV Box looks just like a headphone jack, it is an IR extender port. If you have an IR Extender Cable (Receiver), you can connect it using that port. (This port does not support an IR Extender Cable (Sender).) An IR extender uses a cable to extend the IR signal around corners, from behind entertainment centers, or in any situation where line-of-sight between your devices and your remote control is not possible.
The USB port on the side of the TV Box is not currently supported but might be enabled to support new features in a future release.
Connecting to your network
Each TV Box can also serve as a Wi-Fi access point, which extends your wireless network to more areas of your home.
The TV Box Wi-Fi access points might be enabled or disabled. Check your Wi-Fi settings in your Fiber account to determine the status of each TV Box.
In addition, if your TV Box is connected to a coaxial wall jack, you can use its Ethernet port to directly wire a computer or other device to your network. Connecting directly to the TV Box provides the fastest possible speeds—up to 100 Mbps. (Higher speeds are available by connecting directly to the Network Box.)
To familiarize yourself with your video service, we've arranged a variety of helpful articles in the main Google Fiber help center.
Google Fiber uses open source components (some of which are licensed under GPL). You can find our repository of open source code at code.google.com/p/gfiber.