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On "top" of the TV "set." A reference to the first cable TV boxes that were typically placed on top of the TV set. See set-top box.
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Worldwide digital set top box unit shipments are on track to reach 191 million in 2009, a total that highlights the importance of the set top box in today's consumer electronics industry.
Cable set top box manufacturers enjoyed a record year in 2006 as cable TV operators around the world signed up millions of new digital cable video subscribers.
This study analyzes the various semiconductor technologies inside set top boxes as well as different platforms in set top boxes that play a key role in the market.
As part of the agreement, Amino will provide its cutting-edge AmiNET130 set top box, a fully flexible standard and high definition, MPEG-2/4 AVC/H.
The Accedo Application Portfolio(TM) is ready for commercial use on all set top boxes powered by the IntAct IPTV Client, and can be licensed from Accedo Broadband.
The market for digital satellite set top boxes is the largest of the digital set top box markets, larger than the other three combined.
The growth in Telco TV deployments means growth in IP/DSL set top boxes, as each subscriber needs at least one IP/DSL set top box.
Demand for all types of digital cable set top boxes, especially in North America and China, is going to remain quite strong in 2006 and 2007," said Mike Paxton, In-Stat analyst.
Worldwide Advanced Video Compression IP/DSL Set Top Box Unit Shipments by Region (Units in Thousands)
CAMBRIDGE, England -- Amino today announced that its advanced software stack for IPTV set-top boxes will be combined with Philips NexperiaTM home entertainment engine PNX8550 to be ported to the STB810 semiconductors reference and development platform for set top boxes.
The worldwide retail value of all Digital Terrestrial TV (DTT) Set Top Boxes (STBs) will "blast off" during 2006, and power drive up to more than $10 billion during 2009, reports In-Stat (http://www.
HD-enabled cable set-top boxes are also in high demand, and manufacturers are on track to ship over 2 million HD cable set top boxes this year.