The streaming of video (Services like Al Jazeera English MTV Discovery Channel and related subchanels) all transmit without lag or stutter. The vision and sound is top notch and little or no video/audio artefacts was seen.
We didn't test the Freeview side of Fetch TV, partly because the test location did not have access to Digital TV reception. However on specs, with 1TB storage and 3 digital tuners, the Fetch TV box is one of the better PVR units available.
The main weakness of Fetch TV is not the impressive hardware or network load it imposes on the Wi-Fi, it was content. The IPTV range of channels are limited, with many channels having limited appeal (like the Manchester United and Chelsea Football team channels). Some of the IPTV channels like Frontier (The scifi TV channel) only had a couple of shows available, mainly from the Stargate franchise. For cable cutters, Fetch TV needs to negotiate wider access to content for both the streaming and on demand shows. However, the On Demand movies is the closest thing we have to Netflix streaming service. With a good mixture of Pay per View and Free movies, cinema lovers will get good value from the Fetch TV service.
All in all, for those waiting for Fetch TV to be available for Wifi networks, iiNet has done wonders with its BoB and Bridge products.