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Alba STB 8

Alba STB 8
alaScore 71

14 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Satellite Receivers the Alba STB 8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 14 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Alba STB8 review


If anything will get the masses adequately prepared for switchover it's a £20 Freeview box you can pick up in your local supermarket. The STB8 is designed to be as plug-and-play as possible, hence Alba's accompanying 'Quick 2 View' branding

Very lug-and-lay ; Good AV erformance and tuner

No searate audio outs ; Only one Scart

Expert review by:

Alba STB8


The Alba STB8 is a budget digital Freeview box gives you access to over 40 Freeview channels and over 20 digital radio stations. With a seven-day EPG it also has one SCART socket round the back. The good With analogue switch-off looming it's time to...

Get digital telly at a recession-busting price – but don’t come complaining to us when the STB8 goes wonky after a few months. Alba STB8 is tagged with Alba and freeview box. Select a tag (Alba, for example) to find everything on The Gadget Show about...


Product Specifications


Built-In Modem: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
MHP (Multimedia Home Platform): No
Show View: No
Twin Tuner: No


Ethernet: No
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No

Decoding Systems

Betacrypt: No
Conax: No
Crypto Works: No
Free-to-Air: Yes
Irdeto: No
Mediaguard / SECA: No
Nagravision: No
Skycrypt: No
Terrestrial:FTA Non-Upgrade
Viaccess: No

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

Analogue Satellite Receiver: No
Reception Standard:Digital
Table / Portable:Table