What is a Set Top Box?

Last Update Date : Mar 21. 2018

"Set-top Box" is a term that refers to an external TV tuner, such as a cable box, digital cable box, or satellite receiver. Set-top boxes are sometimes required for advanced TV services such as premium channels, pay-per-view, Digital TV, and video on demand. 




Know more about Set-top Box : 


● A set-top box (STB) or set-top unit (STU) is an information appliance device that generally contains a tuner and connects to a TV set and an external source of signal,turning the source signal into content in a form that can then be displayed on the TV screen or other display device.

● Set-top boxes can also enhance source signal quality.

● Types, manufacturers, models, and features of cable, digital cable, and satellite set-top boxes vary from provider to provider. Some providers lease set-top boxes as part of their service.

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