NEWS: Alba's Quick2View budget Freeview box

No, you don't get a gentleman's gentleman to install it for you, but everything else about Alba's Quick2View STB8 Freeview box has been designed to make it simple to install and use - just the thing for all those homes facing analogue TV switch-off. It comes complete with an instructional website, and costs just £20.

The unit comes complete with a Quick Start Guide printed on the box, so potential buyers can see what's involved before handing over the dosh, and a User Guide written with the help of the Plain English Campaign. The support website even has spoken information on the product and how to use it.

The Alba comes complete with a remote handset, an on-screen electronic programme guide and digital Teletext, making it simple to make sure you spot all those repeats of Murder She Wrote, Doctor Who and of course On the Buses.

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Andrew has written about audio and video products for the past 20+ years, and been a consumer journalist for more than 30 years, starting his career on camera magazines. Andrew has contributed to titles including What Hi-Fi?, GramophoneJazzwise and Hi-Fi CriticHi-Fi News & Record Review and Hi-Fi Choice. I’ve also written for a number of non-specialist and overseas magazines.