One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A box-shaped device that converts a digital television signal to analogue for viewing on a conventional set, or that enables cable or satellite television to be viewed.
- ‘That model will likely change when enough Americans have digital set-top boxes in their homes.’
- ‘Some of those who fall into this category have a digital set-top box but not a widescreen television.’
- ‘Fueling such developments is a dramatic rise in the number of digital set-top boxes reaching the marketplace.’
- ‘Digital TV can be received through a digital set-top box or digital television.’
- ‘In other words, there are not enough digital set-top boxes to go around just yet.’
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