What's the Difference Between a Cable box, Set-top box, and Satellite Receivers?
What's the Difference?
- Cable box - An electronic device that converts digital television signal to analog, or unscrambles a television signal.
- Set-top box - A device that enables a TV set to receive and decode digital television (DTV) broadcasts. A set-top box is necessary for viewers who want to use their analog television sets to receive digital broadcasts.
- Satellite Receiver - A type of device that wirelessly receives and decodes radio signals suitable for TV viewing.