Set Top Box Type

A Set-top Box (STB) is a device combining hardware components with software programming designed for the primary purpose of receiving television and related services from terrestrial, cable, satellite, broadband, or local networks and providing video output using at least one direct video connection.

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Commercial, Residential, Multifamily
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Displayless video gateway Displayless Video Gateway (DVG) is a device combining hardware components with software programming designed for the primary purpose of receiving television and related services from terrestrial, cable, satellite, broadband, or local networks and providing video without any direct video connection. None
Cable A STB or DVG that can receive television signals from a broadband, hybrid fiber/coaxial, or community cable distribution system with Conditional Access (CA) or a STB or DVG capable of receiving cable service after installation of a CableCARD or other type of Conditional Access system. None
Satellite A STB or DVG that can receive and decode video content as delivered from a MVPD satellite network. None
Cable digital transport adapter Cable Digital Transport Adapter (DTA) is a minimally-configured Cable STB that can receive television signals from a broadband, hybrid fiber/coaxial, or community cable distribution system. None
Over the top internet protocol Over-the-top (OTT) Internet Protocol (IP) is an IP STB that cannot receive signals from a Multichannel Video Programming Distributor (MVPD) as defined in Title 47 U.S. Code ¤ 522. None
Multichannel video programming distributor internet protocol Multichannel Video Programming Distributor (MVPD) Internet Protocol (IP) is an IP STB or DVG that can receive signals from a MVPD. None
Terrestrial A STB that can receive television signals over the air (OTA) or via community cable distribution system without Conditional Access (CA). None
Thin client Thin-client or Remote is a STB that can receive content over an HNI from another STB or DVG, but is unable to interface directly to the MVPD network. None
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