A consumer electronics device that serves as a gateway between a television and the Internet (over a telephone line or a cable connection). In iTV networks, the STB receives encoded (and compressed) digital signals from the network and decodes (and decompresses) the signals, converting them into analog signals that are displayed on a TV. The STB also receives commands from the user (via a remote control) and transmits the commands back to the television network.
NetLingo Classification: Net Hardware
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