What does a set-top box or an integrated TV set do?


The basic function of a set-top box is to receive and decode digital TV signals for display on a TV set. Other functionalities of a set-top box depend upon its specifications. For example, some set-top boxes support SDTV only, while some support both SDTV,such S2 products and HDTV T2 products. Some set-top boxes may even provide viewers with datacasting services and video, audio and data enhancements. In general, the more functionalities a set-top box has, the more expensive it will be. 


An integrated TV set is a TV set that has a digital TV decoder built in. Such TV sets are capable of both decoding and displaying digital TV signals. Depending on its specifications, an integrated TV set can support HDTV, or even datacasting services.

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