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Cable digital set-top boxes and Internet TV boxes, the advantages and disadvantages of contrast

  • Author:Esmart
  • Source:Esmart
  • Release on :2018-03-04
Nowadays, the entertainment competition in the living room is fiercer and fiercer than ever, mainly focusing on the cable-based digital STBs led by radio and television and the Internet TV boxes dominated by the Internet companies, both aimed at the television businesses at home. Although both are devices that serve as signal receiving terminals, there are advantages and disadvantages, let's take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of both network TV boxes and cable digital set-top boxes.For a top streaming experience you'll need a new Android TV Box with Android 6.0.



Cable digital set-top box
Digital set-top box as the distribution of radio and television digital signal receiving terminal, you can connect a variety of TVs, and set the TV mode signal output.

advantage:
Digital set-top boxes have the advantage of transmitting signals more stable, able to receive radio and television signals (digital signals and analog signals), to watch live content, and there is no Caton phenomenon.

Disadvantages:
As the model upgrade and other issues, often there will be transmission restrictions, and digital set-top boxes less functional, hardware configuration is low, does not support application downloads, functional development, the continued use of the poor.

Internet TV box
The TV box usually exists as a stand-alone system (built-in Android system), which is connected to the TV via HDMI HD cable to output content via the Internet.

advantage:
Have a separate operating system, users can download audio and video applications based on their own needs, gaming applications and live software, functional comparison of digital set-top boxes are more abundant.If you'd rather jump straight to the products then follow the link to all our network media player.

Disadvantages:
Although the network television box system more open, but also caused a lot of instability, mainly in the following areas:

Software can not be used continuously due to copyright issues
2 due to the machine hardware configuration, system, software upgrades prone to crashes or Caton situation;
3. As the network television box through the Internet to transmit content, watch the video, broadcast will appear Caton, loading, etc., as cable digital set-top boxes smooth.
In addition to the advantages and disadvantages of the above viewing experience, the price of network television boxes is lower than that of cable digital set-top boxes. Since cable digital set-top boxes not only pay for set-top box machines but also need to pay 10-20 yuan a month to radio and television (different regions, Different costs) live cable TV costs. Taken together, the network TV box has more functions and higher degrees of freedom, while the cable digital STB is more stable and the price is higher.

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