So i'm on my 3rd fetch box which have all failed for the same problem, the FTA tuner fails. It's now gotten to the point that FTA is now no longer viewable. This box is only 6 months old! They work fine for 6 months than caput! Poor quality. At least i'm not paying for it.
Optus if you read, SORT THIS OUT WITH THE MANUFACTURER!
In the abscence of widespread compaints of Fetch box failures its more likely your reception is close to the digital cliff. Digital TV works 100% while the reception decreases until a specific point and then drops rapidly. Have you taken the box to a mates house and seen if it tunes in OK there?
So the tuner in my TV works without issue and picture is clear but the FB doesn't after 6 months? I bet I'd bet better picture with bunny ears on my TV than what the FB is scrambling on the screen
Google digital cliff. Your tv can work 100% on a signal of 68% while the FB can give nothing. Do the signal to 65% and your TV might also give nothing. There are devices that can boost your reception. Testing your FB on another person's home might provide some confirmation.
That said the FB is known for week tuners. Just looking for a practical solution as your 4th box is not going to perform differently.
We have an article up on our Blog page. It might be of some use.
I've had some success with a 2-way non power pass splitter. You can pick one up for $6-7 from your local electronics retailer. You'll also need an additional Arial cable & 2 x F-59 Plug to Female PAL TV Socket adaptors. I can't guarantee that it'll resolve the issue, but seeing as you've already had 3 Fetch boxes, it's worth giving it a shot