Category:Set-top box

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A set-top box (STB), also known as a cable box, receiver, or in the past, a television decoder, acts as a specialized information processing device.

These traditional type of STBs come equipped with a TV-tuner input and generate output for a television set or similar display devices.

These traditional type function by taking in an external signal, transforming that signal into content that can be visually presented on a display screen. These devices are typically found in various television systems such as cable, satellite, and over-the-air systems, in addition to other uses.

There are also android tv box which is the new type of STBs. They may not has the TV-tuner input because the main purpose of them is for watching stuff from online media.Also they are basically Single Board Computer (SBC) with a case and without gpio.

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