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FetchTV Smartbox 8000

FetchTV Smartbox 8000
alaScore 67

2 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 reviews of FetchTV Smartbox 8000. The average rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Satellite Receivers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Satellite Receivers the FetchTV Smartbox 8000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 67/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 2 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

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Expert review by: Adrian Justins (

Fetch TV Smartbox 8000 review


This PVR comes equipped with access to iPlayer and some neat networking features

Solid Freeview+ box ; iPlayer access ; No subscription fees

Uninspiring content on Catch Up TV (especially HD) ; Flaky IP delivery can crash box

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Ian Morris (

IP Vision FetchTV SmartBox 8000 review


The IP Vision FetchTV SmartBox 8000 is a good idea, but it has two massive problems in the credit card registration process and Freeview picture quality. While it has some impressive features, we simply can't recommend you spend your money on this...

Sky Player and iPlayer ; Plays video from your home PC

Ugly ; Poor Freeview picture quality ; Unforgivable registration process ; Small hard drive capacity

The IP Vision FetchTV SmartBox 8000 isn't without merit, its place in the market is clear and we really love the idea of catch-up TV delivered over the Internet. Access to Sky via its Sky Player is also a real boon for people who can't otherwise get...

Sep, 2010

Product Specifications


1080p Upscaling: No
Built-In Modem: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): Yes
Show View: No
Twin Tuner: Yes


DLNA certified: Yes
Ethernet: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: Yes

Decoding Systems

Free-to-Air: Yes
Terrestrial:FTA Non-Upgrade

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

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