Digital Set-Top Box

July 24, 2012

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

CIMM DEFINITION: Taking advantage of digital compression, the Digital Set-Top Box offers a higher quality signal, many more viewing choices and networks, a two-way communication (back channel) with the operator or headend and often a range of other advanced capabilities (depending on the type of digital box) such as voting and polling, T-commerce, DVR and VOD, for example.

2 : A Set-Top Box capable of decoding digitally encoded video streams (e.g., MPEG-2), and also capable of downloading and executing software applications, including an INTERACTIVE PROGRAM GUIDE, VOD Client, DVR, Advanced Advertising, Data Collection Engine, and EBIF User Agent. (Source: FourthWall Media)

3 : A hardware device that enables a television set to become a user interface to the Internet and also enables a television set to receive and decode digital television (DTV) broadcasts. (Source: