This is the first on a series on the FetchTV box. The first thing to understand is that fetch is both extremely modern and revolutionary in it’s features and integration. It actually allows the user to easily control most modern televisions and the fetch box through the one remote. It also makes using Netflix, Stan, Youtube and a variety of pay TV services very easy and cost effective.
What it assumes is that you have a signal of greater than 50dB and an MER of greater than 24dB, BER of greater than 1e-04. This means that by default many fetch customers do not have the recommended minimum television signals as per the myswitch recommendations. Most televisions and even some recorders will work off weaker signals (the fetch may not).
It is therefore recommended that if you are in a weak signal area that you obtain the best available television antenna installer in your area. The VAST blackspot program is currently not supported by FetchTV. As with many other trades the television antenna industry is not regulated and as such many technicians have not invested time and money ensuring they have the best equipment and follow industry best practice. A recommendation or a cute smile does not mean that they have the right training. Andrew Lacey from Antenna IQ has over 17 years industry experience and has one of the latest real time spectrum analysers. He has participated in the government approved installer program at both a commercial, domestic and satellite installer level.
If you are having issues connecting the fetch tv box to your network connection, please wait for our upcoming episode to this series connecting your FetchTV box to your network.