ABOUT SETTOP BOX (STB)

Digital television (DTV) set-top box (STB) is a device that enables a television set to receive digital television (DTV) signals from cable TV operator. DTV set-top boxes are sometimes called digital receivers. A set-top box (STB) is necessary to television viewers who wish to use their current analog television sets to receive digital television.

There are 3 types of Set top boxes available through Satellite Channels Pvt. Ltd.
  1. Basic Set Top Box (STB)
  2. Set Top Box (STB) with Personnel Video Recorder (PVR)
  3. High Definition (HD) Set Top Box (STB) with PVR
The Definitions of STBs are Mentioned Below:-

i. Basic Set Top Box

Basic Digital Television (DTV) Set-Top-Box (STB) for cable TV is used for receiving the Digital Television (DTV) Services through Cable TV on old analog TV sets & modern TV sets like LCD, LED, Plasma & Projectors. Set-Top-Box (STB) is especially important for Digital Television (DTV) services because it guarantees viewers to enjoy DVD Quality Television broadcasting.

ii. Set Top Box with Personnel Video Recorder (PVR)
A Set-Top-Box with personal video recorder (PVR) is a sophisticated set-top box (STB) with recording capability. Viewers can record the programs of their choice on Pen-Drive or External Hard-Drive by using STB with PVR. Viewers can also Pause, Rewind & forward the programs while playing the recorded programs. Vendors also refer to the units by these names: digital video recorder (DVR); personal TV recorder (PTR); and personal video station (PVS).

iii. High Definition (HD) Set Top Box (STB) with PVR

HDTV (high-definition television) is not the same thing as normal Digital television. HDTV describes a new television format (including a new 16:9 aspect ratio and high pixel density) for much enhanced picture quality with lot of depth. Viewers can record the programs of their choice on Pen-Drive or External Hard-Drive by using STB with PVR. Viewers can also Pause, Rewind & forward the programs while playing the recorded programs.