Cable Converter

July 21, 2012

See also: Set-Top Box, Digital Television Adaptor

CIMM DEFINITION: An early term for a type of Set-Top Box. It is an electronic device attached to the television set that converts the feed into an analog signal that is then viewable on non-digital sets. Currently a Cable Converter box also unscrambles digital signals.

2: Equipment in the homes of cable subscribers used to convert cable signals to normal TV channels. “Addressable” cable converters also allow cable operators to activate, disconnect or unscramble the signal received by a subscriber. (Source: Nielsen)