How do I plug in and set up T-Box to my TV and the Internet?
First of all make sure you have everything you need to get started:
- A TV with either a spare HDMI, composite or component connection. HDMI is recommended for the T-Box.
- A BigPond high speed broadband connection – we recommend Cable, Velocity or an ADSL Fast plan. Find out more about BigPond high speed internet plans.
- An Ethernet, or a Wi-Fi connection to your broadband modem, (such as a BigPond Home Network Gateway). Ethernet connectivity provides the best experience and is recommended for the T-Box.
- A BigPond Movies account. If you don't have one. Register for BigPond Movies now.
Follow the below steps to plug in your T-Box to your TV:
Step 1: Connect the Antenna cable into the IN socket and the other end into the wall socket
Step 2: Plug the HDMI cable or Mini DIN to component cable into the back of your T-Box and the appropriate cables into the back of your TV. If using a HD TV connect using an HDMI Cable into the HDMI inputs on both the TV and your T-Box
Step 3: Connect the power by turning on your TV, plugging the power cable into the T-Box and the other end into the power point
Step 4: Press the input button on your TV remote or source button and select the correct input type and number (e.g. HDMI 4 if using a HD TV) to get your T-Box to display on your TV.
Once setup appears on the screen, follow the on screen instructions all the way to the end.
Follow these steps to setup your T-Box and connect your internet connection to your T-Box:
Step 1: To pair your remote press the buttons on your remote as instructed. When the process is complete select OK to begin set up when prompted
Step 2: Select the TV format (either widescreen or standard screen)
Step 3: Select your Time-zone e.g. NSW
Step 4: Setup any parental control PINs and the classification restriction level you want to apply to T-box programming
Step 5: Connect the T-Box to the Internet either by an Ethernet from your T-Box to the back of your modem or Wi-Fi. For optimal customer experience, wired connection either via Ethernet or using a Home Network Extender such as Powerline is recommended.
If using Wi-Fi select your Home Wi-Fi name and enter your WPA or WEP Key.
Step 6: Press OK on the option you have selected. A green tick will appear if connected successfully. You'll be prompted to register your T-Box. This is optional, but if you don't, you'll miss out on a lot of the T-Box features like BigPond TV channels and BigPond Movies, and be limited to watching Free-to-Air TV, manual timed recordings and a basic now and next version of the TV guide
Step 7: To tune in the digital TV channels, press OK scan for channels
Part 2 of the setup: