Problem is i have very poor quality on fetch TV, looks like a TV signal from the 80's or about 560i signal and it does not matter if it’s from the FTA channels or the Optus channels streamed in on the internet.
Optus have swapped out my box and the problem persists, almost seems like the thrput is throttled so it can display a lower quality signal to the TV, and this does not explain why the FTA channels which have the antenna plugged in directly suffer the same issue.
So Swapped out Fetch TV BOX
Box set on 1080p 60Hz
internet is NBN Fiber unlimited download speed on 100M
no differnce on FTA
antenna plugged in directly
no issue with internet
swapped all cables
If you've got a spare, have you tried a different HDMI cable? As in don't use the one that would have come with the Fetch TV box just to make sure it's not a poor quality one.
it cant be the HDMI cable they pass digital transmission so the signal would be completely gone if it was the cable. Also im using a Belden HDMI cable. Something is not right, as the FTA channels from the antenna look horrible compared to the natural picture from the TV. i would never pay for this product if this is what everyone is experiencing.
Everyone isn't experiencing it though otherwise the product would fold.
Fair point on the HDMI cable though, makes sense. I'm stuck on this one though as it's affecting both FTA and IPTV channels. If it was one or the other it'd make more sense so I'm thinking it has to be another faulty box. Only other thing I can think of is is the Fetch Box plugged directly into your TV or something else like a sound system?
Hey omz747, how is the Fetch TV box connected to the modem? Is it through powerline adaptors or direct connection with Ethernet? The streaming channels will auto downgrade the picture if your internet speeds go slower. Do you notice your speeds slowing down in the evening at all?
As for the FTA channels, the majority of them aren't streamed in HD and picture quality would depend on the strength of the signal coming in from your antenna. You could try a quad-shielded RG6 antenna cable from wall to back of the Fetch TV box. Removing any splitters etc.
I have an Optus NBN fiber connection, 100Mbits on average download, picture quality is the same at any time of the day.
I use quad shield cable solid copper core using compression connectors connected straight thru to the box.