Yes TV by Fetch: What is it?

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Features & Content

What is Yes TV by Fetch?

Yes TV by Fetch is a high definition digital set top box (STB) that lets you record multiple channels simultaneously as well as pause, rewind and record Live TV. That's just the start...

TV & Channel Content that's available
  • Foreign Language Channel Packs: Languages include Hindi, Mandarin, Cantonese and more...
  • Bein Sports Channel Pack: Featuring over 700 exclusive football games and over 200 exclusive rugby matches and much more...
  • Best of all, you're not locked into any lengthy TV / Channel Pack subscription periods! The minimum subscription period is just 1 month. More information on what's available and showing on Yes TV by Fetch is available here
Movies
  • The 'Connect' pack includes a library of 30 free movies each month via Movie Box. The Movie Box library is refreshed with 7 new titles each week
  • The ability to rent all the latest new release movies via pay-per-view, with new titles updated weekly
  • Sign up or get more info on Yes TV by Fetch by clicking here

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Connectivity Info

DO I NEED TO USE A SEPARATE DIGITAL TUNER WITH YES TV BY FETCH?

No. The Yes TV by Fetch unit has 3 built-in Free-to-Air tuners to watch and record Free-to-Air TV channels.

CAN I USE YES TV BY FETCH WITH A WIFI NETWORK?

The new Gen 3 (Mighty) & Mini STB's are WiFi enabled, however if you're using an older version of the STB's, you won't be able to use the WiFi network.

For older versions, if your broadband modem is not in the same room as your television, you can purchase a Powerline Adaptor Kit with your Yes TV by Fetch service. Powerline Adaptors allow you to connect your STB to your modem using your home's internal electrical wiring.

More information on Yes TV by Fetch connectivity and Powerline Adaptors is available here.

CAN I CONNECT YES TV BY FETCH TO MORE THAN 1 ROOM?

No. The Yes TV by Fetch service is currently restricted to one STB per address.

CAN I CONNECT YES TV BY FETCH WITH OTHER EQUIPMENT? EG. X-BOX

Yes. The Yes TV by Fetch STB can be connected to most devices using HDMI, Component or Composite cables / ports. How you connect the device should be determined by checking the available input ports on the back of that device and / or the manufacturer's user guide.

Once connected, to view / use that device, you'll need to reselect the appropriate Source / Input option on your TV and / or your device's remote control

To ensure you're receiving the best quality reception for Free-to-Air channels, your antenna cable should be connected directly from your Yes TV by Fetch box to the wall socket. For best results, we recommend the use of 'quad-shielded' antenna cables. These can be purchased from your local electronics store.

If you'd like to watch Free-to-Air TV through another device, you can connect a pass-through cable (or co-axial) from the ANT-OUT port on the Yes TV by Fetch box to the ANT-IN (or RF) port on the other device.

For detailed information on connecting your Yes TV by Fetch STB with other devices, please refer to the Yes TV by Fetch User Guide, available here.

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Data Size, Speed & Broadband Usage

HOW MUCH CONTENT CAN BE STORED IN THE YES TV BY FETCH STB?

The total size of the set top box is 1 TB, the space is allocated as follows:

Assigned space

Amount of space

Free-to-Air Content

677 GB

On Demand & Pay Per View Content

224 GB

Applications, EPG, Administration & Operating System

99 GB

Total

1 TB

WHAT'S THE AVERAGE SIZE OF YES TV BY FETCH CONTENT?

The file size of a downloadable movie or TV show will vary depending on the duration and resolution of the video, therefore the following amounts are provided as a guide only:

  • Standard Definition Movie is approximately 2.5 GB
  • High Definition Movie is approximately 6.5 GB
  • TV episode (30 minutes) is approximately 500 MB

WILL YES TV BY FETCH DOWNLOADS COUNT AGAINST MY BROADBAND USAGE?

If your Yes TV by Fetch STB is connected with an Optus Home Broadband Service (Optus DSL Direct, Optus DSL, Optus NBN or Optus Cable) the data used for Video On Demand, Movie Box and TV Packs will NOT be counted against your monthly data allowance.

Watching catch up TV services (e.g. ABC iView or SBS OnDemand) will count against your usage.

If your Yes TV by Fetch is connected via another provider’s internet service, your Yes TV by Fetch downloads may count towards your data usage.

WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM BROADBAND SPEEDS REQUIRED FOR YES TV BY FETCH?

The minimum broadband speed required to operate Yes TV by Fetch is 3 Mbps. To stream video with little or no wait time, the following average broadband speeds are recommended:

  • 3.5 Mbps for Standard Definition videos
  • 6 Mbps for High Definition videos

You can test your current broadband speed at the Optus Speed Test Site

WILL YES TV BY FETCH SLOW DOWN MY BROADBAND?

Your Yes TV by Fetch shares the available bandwidth with other devices using your internet connection. Therefore you may experience an impact to your download speed when your Yes TV by Fetch is downloading content. Likewise, you may experience slower downloads of Yes TV by Fetch content, if you have other devices running bandwidth intensive applications at the same time.

Free-to-Air channels are NOT delivered to your set top box through your broadband connection, therefore watching Free-to-Air channels will not impact your broadband speed or bandwidth.

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Technical Specifications

Technical specifications for each set top box are below (click or tap on the image below for the info). The Mighty (Gen 3) & Mini are the latest versions available.

 

Click to view technical specifications for the Gen 3 set top box
Click to view technical specifications for the Gen 2 set top box
Click to view technical specifications for the Gen 1 set top box

 

Click to view technical specifications for the Mini set top box

Generation 3 Set Top Box Technical Specifications

Further specs are available in the Yes TV by Fetch User Guide, available here.

The Tech Specs

Mighty Set Top Box

Hard Drive Size

1 TB

Hours SD Recordings

Up to 585hrs SD

Free-to-Air Tuners

4

Record / Watch

6 / 1

Pause and Rewind

Yes

4K Capable (watch UHD content when available)

Yes

WiFi Enabled

Yes

Mobile app Yes

RAM (leads to faster processing)

3 GB

USB Ports

2

HEVC (efficient bandwidth use for better picture quality on slower connections)

Yes

Mini Set Top Box Technical Specifications

Further specs are available in the Yes TV by Fetch User Guide, available here.

The Tech Specs

Mini Set Top Box

Hard Drive Size

No hard drive

Hours SD Recordings

None

Free-to-Air Tuners

1

Record / Watch

0 / 1

Pause and Rewind

Yes

4K Capable (watch UHD content when available)

No

WiFi Enabled

Yes

Mobile app

Yes

RAM (leads to faster processing)

1 GB

USB Ports

1

HEVC (efficient bandwidth use for better picture quality on slower connections)

Yes

 

 

Generation 2 Set Top Box Technical Specifications

Further specs are available in the Yes TV by Fetch User Guide, available here.

Specification

Detail

Dimensions

260 x 252 x 50 mm

Max Weight

1.52 kg

Max Power Consumption

20 W

Operating Temperature Range

+5 to +45 deg

Storage Temperature Range

-20 to +70 deg C

Humidity

10 to 90% NC

Hard Drive Capacity

1 TB

Tuners

3 x DVB-T

Video Decoder

MPEG 4 HD / H.264 / AVC

Audio Decoder

MPEG 4, AAC, MPEG 4 HE-AAC v2

Surround Sound Support

Dolby Digital Surround 5.1 (AC3) & Dolby Digital Plus (Enhanced AC3)

Generation 1 Set Top Box Technical Specifications

Further specs are available in the Yes TV by Fetch User Guide, available here.

Specification

Detail

Dimensions

360 x 260 x 69 mm

Max Weight

2.8 kg

Max Power Consumption

25 W

Operating Temperature Range

+5 to +45 deg

Storage Temperature Range

-20 to +70 deg C

Humidity

10 to 90% NC

Hard Drive Capacity

1 TB

Tuners

3 x DVB-T

Video Decoder

MPEG 2 / 4 / H.264

Audio Decoder

MPEG 1 - II, AAC, HE-AAC

Surround Sound Support

Dolby Digital - Down - Mix to Stereo

 

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Pricing, Terms & Conditions

These are available from the Yes TV by Fetch website.