If you've been following the fortunes of IPTV service Fetch TV, then it might have seemed like the company had gone a little quiet. Turns out Fetch TV was just biding its time, ready to strike like a cobra when the opportunity arose.
And that opportunity is now: Fetch is launching two brand new set-top boxes in Australia, the Mini and the Mighty. While the Mini is a streaming-style box, having more in common with, say, Telstra TV than a traditional PVR, the Mighty is the next step up from the hard-drive equipped Gen 2 that Fetch has offered for some time now.
The design is pretty much the same, with the biggest changes happening on the inside. It's a heavy square box that looks exactly like something that goes under a TV and it ships with a pleasingly simple remote. The boosted specs add some features that are sure to please, including:
Other than that, you're still looking at 1TB of storage, which is around 535 hours of recording in standard definition. It's still costing you AU$399 to buy it outright, or there are a few different plans depending on your internet provider. This includes Optus, a long time Fetch partner, which is using the service as a platform for its English Premier League offering.
I'll be getting the Mighty set up to see how it performs and we'll be updating this with some hands-on impressions in the near future.