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Fetch Mighty PVR $299 Delivered @ Fetch

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Got sent this through Ticketek - discounted offer on the Fetch Mighty $299 normally $449.

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    • I love my Fetch Mighty, the best Entertainment box around IMO.
      Not only does it give you a PVR and all the catch up channels as well as Netflix, Stan, and Amazon, it is also 4K (and Dolby Atmos) capable and quite often allows access to Foxtel channels free for the month.
      You can also get the mini version (not 4K) and link them up allowing you to play, or even set, recordings from the Mighty over local wifi.
      It has it's own Movie Rental app, with latest release (to DVD) and a $1 per month collection.
      There's prob a few things I've forgotten, but I couldn't be happier with the features. So much so, I currently have 1 Mighty and 2 Mini's all linked up.
      I tried to get my PS4 and my Sony 4K Bluray to play Netflix in ATMOS but neither of them seem to work, BUT the Fetch does it fine.

      • Oh, and it's the only device I found that does Series record without the need for a subscrition.

        • Was one of the first few to jump on when optus started bundling this for optus sport. Absolutely loved it to bits. Now am off optus and I need to buy a reatail version but sadly no antenna point in my media/bedroom.

          I have 3 options
          1. Raspberry pi with a tv hat/or ps3 play tv and tvheadend server and use plex live tv.
          2. HDHomerun with plex as above. but thats around $379!! Hence above cheap option.
          3. I am about 20ks from Sydney tv tower, may be an indoor antenna would work so I can get a fetch mighty and forget about 1 and 2.

          • @TheTeamRanger: I've tried indoor antennas at few places in metro VIC and they don't seem to cut it for digital TV. Maybe you'll get lucky if you have line of sight. I do something similar to RPi TV hat using an old EyeTV Netstream and Kodi IPTV plugin. Works great.

          • @TheTeamRanger: Does the Optus one not work as well if you're not an Optus customer? There's someone local to me selling an Optus branded Mighty, and wondering if it's worth buying - I'm with TPG internet though….

            • @pat_mac: No never buy rsp locked mighty.

              Not even optus can unlock that for you.

              Absolutely no use except ripping out the 1tb hdd for that box. such an marvellous ewaste sadly.

              • @TheTeamRanger: I was wondering what to do with the old Fetch Box I have, figured it was only good for ripping out the 1TB hdd. Does seem a waste, I recently purchased retail fetch units to replace them. Optus don't want the old boxes and they're effectively paid off during your sub, fetch should allow people to unlock these.

                • @neomoz: Are you sure they don't want them?? When I stopped using mine they sent me a pre paid satchel to ship it back to them. If I hadn't done it they would have whacked a large charge on my bill for it.

          • @TheTeamRanger: You'll need a good signal if you go with the HDHomeRun. I bought one about 6 months ago and was always disappointed with it, to the extent was looking at returning it. I got FTA via the Foxtel box and old TV (foxtel the extra channels needing antenna), but the HDHR worked so badly via Plex and its own app.

            Fast forward and had the tv guy out to run an extra cable to the new (old) plasma in my mancave. He put in a new splitter/amp box. Now works perfectly. Very very impressed with this via Plex.

          • @TheTeamRanger: You can put a fetch mighty whereever your antenna point is and it will stream the TV any fetch mini or mighty around the house.

          • @TheTeamRanger: if it helps - I use kodi and the simple iptv pvr addon using instructions here - https://www.matthuisman.nz/2017/09/kodi-freeview-nz-au-iptv-...

            works like a charm for me.

          • @TheTeamRanger: Just connect some Rabbit Ears to the antenna jack. Works for me and gives my Fetch access to all the FTA channels (after a fresh Channel Scan).

      • Does Fetch actually offer 4K channels though? Or is that just for the streaming services like Netflix?

      • how do you get Amazon on yours ? It should be there but not coming up on mine shows build date 2.25 Kirrama Oct 2019, Optus version, did did small research before clicking post perhaps its been delayed for Optus

        • Mine has the Prime app on it too (but I have the retail box)

          • +2 votes

            @Remorhaz: I think Optus version is still going through some testing for the 2.26 release as they identified some problems with a small percentage of boxes, so they are holding off it until fixed, my hope is they overcome it not just give up.

            • @nwa: Yeah.. My Optus Fetch Box does not have a Amazon Prime nor Disney+ App available.. Just Netflix and you tube which I use..
              For Amazon Prime and Disney, I run it through Fire stick

            • @nwa: I saw a Fetch (official) post on Facebook earlier today which said that 2.26 is coming to Optus customers from 15th June.

      • Hi, if you pause Live TV (time shift function) or record live TV and watch later, how is the fast forward or skipping doing? Is it smooth and fast so you can easily skip Ads? I have a Topfield PVR box and it’s very good in that function, but with the TV’s built-in PVR function through USB port, it’s very slow and clumsy, clunky in skipping/fast forward/rewind.

      • It does all that but is let down by the inability to access recorded content from other devices (there is a workaround for PCs but it is messy). If not for that it would be almost perfect.

  • Love my fetch mini, too bad i'm low on funds or i'd jump on this immediately.

  • I'm pretty sure I have a fetch box that we never connected. I don't understand it? Does it work by itself or do you have to pay subscription fees as well?

    • We had one and didn't use for a long time. But we started use it last year and it was great. If I remember correctly we paid $1 to activate (or something) the unit. Definitely $1, not sure if it was for activation or subscription. Apart from that we didn't pay for anything else. It has a lot of popular apps built in. We mostly watch on demand TV. Sometimes use it to record some TV series.

    • Depends how you got it.
      No subscription required if you buy it retail (from Fetch or retail stores).
      If you get it through telcos or ISPs, you need to keep your service to use it.
      The two (retail & telco) are NOT interchangeable.

      • I looked at their site, they have packages at $6/month or $20 for everything. So if you sign up with an ISP that offers Fetch you get the box and all you eat or just the box with a basic package?

        They never make these things easy to understand, and the ISP websites aren't entirely clear either….

        • With ISPs you usually just get the box, and sometimes the MovieBox subscription included. Otherwise you have to subscribe to the packages on top.

      • guess i have to hook it up and just try. we got it with optus NBN package and were paying a fee, even though we didn't ask for it. so had them cancel and still got the box

    • We got one a few years back and never looked back. The EPG is great, interface is good and gives access to Netflix, Stan, All of the catchup apps from SBS, ABC, Ten, Seven etc.

      Can record 4 programs at once, play them during recording and fast forward through ads (pretty sure this is a standard PVR feature).

      The thing I'm most interested in is getting a Fetch mini for other rooms, you can watch live TV by linking it to the Fetch Mighty and utilising the stream from there. So rooms with no Antenna points can get live TV.

      They also roll out intermittent updates that add features, like the live TV stream to linked boxes above.

  • Love mine but wish it had plex

    • I've asked them several times to add a plex client.
      I thought it would be a no-brainer, given that plex make their client available to anybody.
      Their response is that 'Nobody is asking for it'.
      So… let them know that you want it. If lots of people do that, they might move on it.

      • 'Nobody is asking for it'.

        I'd imagine the average person still using a PVR in 2020 isn't very up to date on technology and not likely to be running a Plex server, so they probably have a point.

        But yeah, Plex is the only thing preventing it from being the ultimate all in one.

    • Mine connects to a Plex server but this interface is nasty.

  • I have a mighty as well. Amazing product.

  • Same price as their refurbished ones on ebay.

    • I wonder if these are refurbished ones. I bought the refurbished ones off ebay a while back and they were mint, you could not tell they were refurbs, they warrant them for 2 years too.

  • deleted - answered my own question

  • Love our Fetch but looking to move off Optus to another provider and need a retail box now. Thanks OP

  • I foolishly moved from Optus fetch to Foxtel. So disappointed. Interface on Fox is crap in comparison.
    Highly recommend this deal. Subscription channels are good value.
    Have a feeling a new box might be out soon.

  • Can I view any sport channels in 4k with this? Or would I need Foxtel?

  • ARGH! I bought a 2nd hand Mighty from Fetch 2 weeks ago for $299.

    • did it look used? I brought one a few months back and I swear it was a band new one.

      • Not in the slightest. There is no wear on the remote either, it looks brand new. 24 months warranty is good also. But you know, new vs 2nd hand for same price is a bit ARGH.

  • This vs Vodafone TV vs Android boxes?

    I have no aerial for my TV and when my folks come to visit it drives them nuts.

    Will this device allow fta TV without an aerial?

    Will any device allow it for that matter?

  • +2 votes

    We love our Mighty. Had one via Optus Cable, and then when I switched to NBN I bought a secondhand retail box.
    Love the ease of series recording, the snappiness of the menus, and now has Amazon Prime as well. The only thing I miss is the old Mighty had a coaxial passthrough for the antenna, so you could run a TV on it's own without using the Fetch - but they have done away with it now (unless thye have added it back?)

  • Love mine but wish it has Disney Plus.

  • Got the Mini on the weekend, got to say it's a breath of fresh air from Foxtel. Less channels, but it has everything I want + Optus Sport (for when soccer kicks off again). The box is fantastic, setup was easy and it just… works! Might even sell my Apple TV in replacement for this, if only it had Plex though…

    Cya Rupert.

  • Seems a lot of money for what it is….

    • It is, would be a mug to pay full price imo.

      I bought a refurb unit two years ago for $250, works very well, no issues.

      I wish you could load apps to it though. No Kayo or Disney PLus is annoying.

    • Compared to?

      Foxtel $125 for a standard box + $100 installation = $225 + ongoing monthly fees (although usually you can get both waived if you lock into a contract)

      1TB twin-tuner PVR's go for around $400 usually (e.g. https://www.thegoodguys.com.au/panasonic-1tb-twin-tuner-smar...)

      If you're comparing Foxtel, this is a much better option unless you need the extra channels. You can get all 4 packages of streaming channels for $20 a month with Fetch, compared to Foxtel's minimum of $26 a month).

      If you're comparing a twin-tuner 1TB PVR, it might be a better option for the twin tuner, but apart from that, the Fetch box is much better due to extra apps available.

  • Do I need a separate Netflix and Stan account to watch Netflix and Stan on this? Or does Fetch Mighty only provide the apps (similar to a Smart TV)?

  • Any way to watch local content from a NAS with these things? Currently use Kodi on a Vodafone TV but would love something that can record, don't want to deal with 2 boxes though…

    • Yep:

      https://www.fetchtv.com.au/pdf/Fetch_TV_Media_Hub_Quick_Star...

      Alternatively, you can record FTA on the VTV, but it's nowhere near the full PVR experience of Fetch:

      https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/thread/3kwv7jj3?p=74#r1477

      • You sure this will playback from a NAS. The manual linked above seems to only talk about connecting to a PC or MAC using DNLA?
        Other: wonder what codecs it supports i.e. h264, h265 etc?

        • Have seen many examples of guys on Whirlpool using a NAS like Synology to stream to Fetch.

          File support is pretty good (see last few pages of linked PDF above) - I have personally played back 10bit HEVC / H265 on my Mighty.

        • Yes. I do it all the time (from a Synology NAS which is 5 years old). Details of the Codecs natively supported on the Fetch website. Whether your media is compatible will depend on the Codec used to encode your media and what transcoding your NAS supports (if any).

          FYI - The Fetch also works as a DNLA server, allowing you to view FTA recordings via Kodi and other DNLA clients. If you want to view purchased or rented content, this isn't viewable via DNLA, but you can use the Fetch mobile apps for this.

      • I've tried getting pause/rewind and recording working on the Vodafone TV but it's nothing short of a buggy mess haha

    • Might be nice to know the Fetch itself serves as a file server too. So you can watch your recordings on other devices like your phone or PC.

  • The Fetch Mighty is pretty nice. My only real complaint is that using the remote turns on an Xbox One. I've had to cover the Xbox One's IR receiver with black tape (and can therefore no longer use an IR remote for the Xbox).

    • Yes! Same problem here. Now have the Xbox behind a closed door on the tv cabinet unless I’m using it

    • Had this frustrating problem too. Only solution to this, without hiding the Xbox or covering the IR port, was to disable the instant on feature and do a full shut down of the Xbox, which effectively disables the IR port until you manually turn on the Xbox back on.

    • That's were a universal remote like harmony 650 helps I guess.