See also: Set-Top Box, Thin Boxes

CIMM DEFINITION: Also known as a Thin Box.  A Set-Top Box that only delivers data signals to the home and does not have the capability to receive data back from the home, (no backchannel or return path) although this box might have some interface ports, some memory and some processing power.

2: Thin clients or boxes also refer to units that may have a return path but no tuner and utilize tuners from another STB.  In multi-room solutions, broadcast STBs may use tuners or streams from other STBs. (Source: TIVO)

3: A box with no backchannel (return path). Might come with interface ports, some memory and some processing power. (Source: itvdictionary.com)