set-top box

set-top box
set-top box ˈset-top ˌbox noun [countable]
a piece of equipment that allows you to use the Internet on your television, and to receive digital television

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set-top box UK US noun [C] COMMUNICATIONS
a piece of electronic equipment that makes it possible to watch digital television, to use the internet on ordinary televisions, or to connect to cable or satellite television programmes: »

The company distributes movies over the web via set-top boxes plugged into TVs.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Set-top box — (STB), cuya traducción literal al español es caja que se coloca encima del televisor, es el nombre con el que se conoce el dispositivo encargado de la recepción y opcionalmente decodificación de señal de televisión analógica o digital (DTV), para …   Wikipedia Español

  • Set top box — Pour les articles homonymes, voir STB. Récepteur de télévision numérique HD italien. Le terme anglais …   Wikipédia en Français

  • set-top box — setˈ topˈ box noun A device that allows a conventional television set to receive a digital signal • • • Main Entry: ↑set * * * set top box UK US noun [countable] [singular set top box plural …   Useful english dictionary

  • Set-Top-Box — die; , en u. S’et Top De|co|der [...di:koudə] der; s, <zu engl. top (vgl. 2↑Top) u. ↑Box bzw. ↑Decoder> [Zusatz]gerät, das den Empfang 2↑digitaler Fernsehprogramme auch bei analogen (2) Fernsehgeräten ermöglicht u. zugleich einen direkten… …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • set-top box — set top boxes N COUNT A set top box is a piece of equipment that rests on top of your television and receives digital television signals …   English dictionary

  • set-top box — noun count a piece of electronic equipment shaped like a box that you use for operating CABLE TELEVISION …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • set-top box — set top .box n BrE a piece of electronic equipment that is connected to your television to make it able to receive a different form of broadcasting, especially ↑digital signals …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Set-top box — A set top box (STB) or set top unit (STU) is a device that connects to a television and an external source of signal, turning the signal into content which is then displayed on the television screen. History Before the All Channel Receiver Act of …   Wikipedia

  • Set-top box — Pour les articles homonymes, voir STB. Récepteur de télévision numérique HD italien. Le terme anglais Set top box (STB) pourrait se traduire en frança …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Set-Top-Box — DVB Receiver mit CI Schacht (rechts) und Common Interface (links unten) Als Set Top Box (englisch für Draufstellkasten, abgekürzt STB, auch Beistellgerät genannt) wird in der Unterhaltungselektronik ein Gerät bezeichnet, das an ein anderes… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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