See also: All-In-One Set-Top Box, Digital Set-Top Box, Enhanced Set-Top Box, Integrated Set-Top Box, Set-Top Box

CIMM DEFINITION: Set-Top Boxes  that are considered “fully integrated” with good processors, ample memory and optional large hard drives. These boxes have more advanced features and are more likely to be integrated with such services as DVRs, high-speed internet access, interactive TV, digital video recording and gaming. (Source:

NOTE – Other terms for Advanced Set-Top Boxes  are Advanced Digital Set-Top Boxes, Smart TV Set-Top Box, Thick Boxes, All-In-One Set-Top Box, Media Center.

NOTE – These boxes may or may not have connected back paths. This should be noted; only satellite has digital STBs that are often not connected to upstream paths. (Source: TRA)