Optus MeTV with Fetch

The new Optus MeTV with Fetch marries a three-tuner HD PVR with ability to stream and store on-demand movies and TV series for the low, low price of AU$9.95 per month.


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Today Optus unveiled its new free-to-air PVR that can stream and store on-demand movies and TV shows from the internet.

In brief

The set-top box features three high-definition digital TV tuners and a 1TB hard disk, allowing it to store up to 250 hours of SD content.

Also included as part of the basic package is a Movie Box that at any time contains 30 "classic" movies that can be streamed and downloaded. According to Optus, seven movies will be added and deleted from the Movie Box list on a weekly basis.

Newer movies can be rented and watched on an on-demand basis (in either SD or HD) for between AU$3.95 and AU$6.95 per title. If TV series are more your scene, the MeTV offers a monthly subscription TV service where content is divided into a number of packs for AU$6.95 per month.

At launch, there will be Kids, Music and Documentary packs, with each pack containing between 20 and 25 different television series. At the product launch, the Kids Pack features series from both the ABC and the BBC, while the Documentary Pack has content from ABC Factual, BBC Earth and National Geographic. Foreign language packs will be available at an unspecified future date.

Pricing and availability

Available from the end of October 2011, Optus MeTV with Fetch is available to all Optus customers for AU$9.95 per month on a 24-month contract — the minimum cost works out to be AU$289.30, after delivery and other fees are taken into account. It's a freebie if you're on the AU$109 per month Optus Fusion home phone and internet package.

Although it's available to customers using either Optus' mobile or home phone services, it's preferable for users to be connected to the company's broadband network, as on-demand movies and TV subscriptions are only unmetered through Optus' network.



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cornbeef posted a comment   
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I got the ME Tv pack and was bitterly disappointed. I had it for 3 days then packed it up and in the cupboard where its been since a month ago. This is a bad product. Foxtel is a far more superior system and movies cost less to rent. Too many gripes about Me tv so I'll stop here.

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"Great system with excellent features"

JamesR6 posted a review   
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The Good:Build quality, ease of use, pricing.

The Bad:Havent found any yet.

Top quality product, same level as Foxtel in design and build, the free movies are nothing to wright home about but they are still worth a watch, some classics on there. the recording system built into the box is brilliant, and again on the same level as foxtel's, really easy to use and set up recordings and series links. The movie buying service is also great offering a far better selection of movies than at movie deposit machines, for only a couple dollars extra. All in all very happy with it.

corystar
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"Ok if you're desperate"

corystar posted a review   
Australia

The Good:Storage capacity

The Bad:Too hard to get use to and Movie Box is unusable

The remote control is confusing, and ultra sensitive. And to make matters worse it has a time delay every time you press a button on the remote. It took us nearly one day to download a movie from the Movie Box, thanks to Optus Broadband, so if you want to watch a movie now you should have begun the download yesterday.

 

Will1505 posted a comment   

looks like the T-box will have a run for its money

 

DanielO3 posted a reply   
Australia

I think Telstra will have to upgrade T-Box, smaller hard drive, one less tuner, more expensive with a crappy remote. The upside is BigPond movies and soon Foxtel over ADSL2 .




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User Reviews / Comments  Optus MeTV with Fetch

  • cornbeef

    cornbeef

    "I got the ME Tv pack and was bitterly disappointed. I had it for 3 days then packed it up and in the cupboard where its been since a month ago. This is a bad product. Foxtel is a far more superior ..."

  • JamesR6

    JamesR6

    Rating10

    "Top quality product, same level as Foxtel in design and build, the free movies are nothing to wright home about but they are still worth a watch, some classics on there. the recording system built..."

  • corystar

    corystar

    Rating5

    "The remote control is confusing, and ultra sensitive. And to make matters worse it has a time delay every time you press a button on the remote. It took us nearly one day to download a movie from t..."

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