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The worst remote in the history of remotes. Unless it is pointing DIRECTLY at the unit it does not work, even then you have to press the button 5/6 times to make it scroll or play. OMG the Apple remote can be completely facing in the opposite direction and it still works with one click. God forbid a piece of paper might be lying across the unit, the remote goes into complete melt down... all this from less than 8ft away. Really??? It’s 2021 remotes have been around forever... this is the Neanderthal of remotes. I have used on 3 seperate systems and it’s all the same. If you want a relaxing viewing experience watching TV, on demand etc stay away from this archaic piece of hardware!
Purchased in January 2021.
Does not work with a Telstra smart modem
Fetch admits that there is a general fault that causes the box to constantly disconnect from Telstra smart modems' wifi signal. They are investigating the problem with no indication of when it will be resolved. Have offered us a replacement box (what's the point, it is a general problem) or a refund.
Purchased in October 2019 for $449.00.
Less than useless.
Less than useless. When it works it's great, but it constantly overheats, has connection issues. It struggles with tv reception but when I connect my tv to the ariel, the signal is fine. It's also crazy slow to load and must have internet even for free TV.
Buy a smart tv. Save the money and hassel.
Purchased in February 2020.
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Great product but- cannot skip or mute advertisements. Can if you record but not in catch up ( streaming TV services ) only had the unit for a week, excellent remote. But detest having adverts rammed down my throat every 10-15 minutes.
- I wonder if they will allow this review?
Purchased in February 2021 for $420.00.
New update on programme guide is hopeless
Popup information is so distracting. New favourite channels set-up worse. Who are the people you have got working for you? Bring back old setup. Need the recorded items to continue scrolling back to start. Pain to scoll backwards.
Purchased at Harvey Norman.
- Verified purchase
The Fetch Mighty is by far the WORST media player/streamer I have EVER used! So bad it's beyond belief!
Over the years I've owned many media players, so when my old Android unit died I thought I'd get a newer media player that would offer good streaming choices. The (now infamous) Fetch Mighty seemed to look good on spec at first, and there weren't a lot of reviews at the time that highlighted the issues with it so I bought one.
What a truly horrible experience! I can't believe a company can design such an utterly unreliable and useless product as the Fetch Mighty.
It freezes, ALL THE TIME, and after the last several updates 9 times out of ten ...when I try to turn it on, it simply doesn't respond, the blue LED flashes which shows something is being acknowledged, but just won't turn on. Almost every time I needed to use it I had to pull the power cord out and then re-insert it, which would then cause it every so often to lose settings, and complain about the hard drive occasionally. The menu is really cluttered, and the remote most times seems to work only when it feels like it. When browsing a USB you sometimes you need to hold the remote at that "Just Right" angle to navigate files, never quite worked out if it's the remote or the sensing unit at issue there. I absolutely hate the unit, the vendor has been useless in trying to fix/return it, so the only way I've found I can have it be usable, is to power it off a dedicated powerboard with a switch, so after every time we use it we manually cut power to it after shutdown, so we can at least power it on without possibly corrupting the config or the hard disk.
Purchased in September 2019 at Harvey Norman Online for $445.00.
Brought my mighty from Harvey just over 2yrs, pic would freeze so had to turn box off and on again.Contacted support given steps to fix but now it just loops reboot.Now given a link to ebay store for refurbished unit shouldn't they last longer than that.
Purchased in November 2019 at Harvey Norman.
Dont do it
We bought a fetch box 2 years ago. Worked well until the last software update. Since then the unit turns its self off, flickers intermittently. The company solution was to send me a link to buy another one. No responsibility for dadgy updates. So if you're thinking of buying one save yourself the heartache.
Remote is terrible
The fetch box and services are good, however the remote is terrible. The buttons quickly lost their sensitivity so you have to either press really hard to get it to respond,or press it multiple times.
Purchased in February 2020.
- Verified purchase
Not worth it
Can't add apps you want, like Disney+ Foxtel now or even iView. You have to go in through the TV guide to get to 9now etc. Crappy interface, not at all intuitive.
More expensive than Netflix or Amazon with poor selection, or you can pay even more to 'rent' or 'buy' movies.
Keeps playing program in the background, with sound, while you're trying to get out of it
Absolutely zero point to having this, just plug a storage device into your smart TV.
Gets a star for being able to record different channels at the same time. Dual tuners are hard to come by now.
Purchased in February 2020.
Fetch is a great product, easy to use. Customer service is 5 Star.
Clear fonts and show descriptors.
Add ons Netflix, Amazon and Stan.
Massive storage and records entire series.
All on 1 remote and very easy to navigate through all functions
Customer service 5 star
Purchased in June 2020 for $465.00.
Complete rip off
What’s the point of paying for the subscription but then having to pay for the movies and shows? Netflix and Stan are cheaper so why pay for this? Never gonna buy this again
Purchased in November 2020.
Complete crap. No customer service.
Soooo disappointed. I’m unemployed and spend money very, very, carefully.
This is my only form of entertainment.
Have blown my money on this, and am not in a position to just toddle out and replace it.
Had an original Fetch box through iiNET.
It still kept working long after we left iiNET - can’t explain why, but was solid and reliable. Purchased an Fetch Mighty in late 2019.
It worked beautifully for a year until November 2020.
Swapped ISP’s and have had nothing but trouble since then.
New ISP is rock solid, but Fetch requires constant resets, the sound disappears and it won’t stay connected to NBN.
Just like the nursery rhyme - ‘when it was good, it was very, very good, but when it’s bad, it’s awful.’...
Purchased in November 2019.
Bad quality not made to last
I had mine for 3 years then it just blew up one day... The problem this box has is there is no standbye , so it basically stays on all the time reducing it's life span. I replaced with panasonic.
Purchased at Harvey Norman for $399.00.
After 24 years of foxtel I traded for Fetch Mighty and am so glad I did. Very easy to use, great choice of subscription channels & great value. Very happy customer.
Purchased in January 2021 at JB Hi-Fi for $397.00.
I have had my fetch TV box for four years never had any issues with it works perfectly. I don't understand why some people have issues. Highly recommend the box
Purchased in January 2015.
Great Features cor the price
I have had a FETCH Mighty for over four years and on the whole am very happy. I also have the Mini and love multi room. They probably update the software too often which can sometimes lead to problems, but I wouldn’t swap it for Foxtel which I had previously.
Its frickin great
Forget the sooks here. Fetch TV is very good and well worthy of your investment. Great for recording free to air. My only beef is they need to access AFL even its via Kayo into. Its apps. Still very good option. Fluck Foxtel i say
Purchased in January 2021 at The Good Guys for $399.00.
Not great in Australia.
This box is locked down by Fetch. You cannot download apps or channels that you want. They must be approved by Fetch. Example. You cannot watch Disney plus with fetch in Australia. So you are switching between devices. Until fetch is an open box I would look elsewhere. We bought this box but have been disappointed. About every 2 months fetch box freezes up totally, we have to unplug power and totally reboot machine. I do not know why, and software updates have not fixed this.
Purchased in April 2020 for $399.00.
A rip off
In January 2021, the price of accessing the movie box will double from $1 to $1.99 being the first increase in 5 years. That represents an average increase of 14.75% a year.
How can such an increase possibly be justified in these low interest times? The CPI increases for 2016 to 2020 were 1.5%, 1.9%, 1.8%, 1.8% and probably 0.7% = $1.08 rather than $1.99
Questions & Answers
With the new Update( more like a downgrade).
When fast forwarding how do I get it to read elapsed time NOT remaining time
Suggest you contact Fetch for this troubling issue and share their response. Thanks
why do I get 200 plus "unknown recordings"coming up on my fetch most days.we delete and they are back within a few days.
Sounds like you should ask Fetch directly
Hi Just wondering if the Fetch Mighty can be used only to record fta tv shows? Currently use Telstra TV and need a recording device for just a few shows. The antenna is connected through the Telstra TV. I am unable to find a recording device for my requirements, Thanks in advance
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