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Understanding Digital Television by Lars-Ingemar Lundstrom

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8

Choosing the Right Box

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    8.1

Consumers can choose from a wide range of boxes for digital reception.

In this book, I have described how different kinds of digital TV work. There are four different kinds of set-top boxes: satellite, cable, terrestrial and IPTV. In addition, computers can be used for receiving TV, primarily via the Internet.

DIGITAL RECEIVERS

However, there are also other dimensions in digital TV. The basic principles for satellite, cable and terrestrial STBs are quite alike. But there are other differences. Digital technology also gives us options for lots of new features at different levels. There ...

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