Brief overview of current TV set-top box developments

Qiang Tan, Mengchu Zhou, Jingjian Li, Dingkang Yao

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The integration of computer, communication and consumer-electronics becomes a world wide development trend. One of important and promising developments is TV set-top box which is a crucial part in an interactive TV system. Now more and more leading companies, including media, cable television, telephone, and computer companies, and governments in the world are putting much effort and financial support in the R&D of newly emerging set-top box to own a position in the huge profitable market. This paper briefly introduces an interactive TV system, its main components, and the rapid change of its functional definition; then outlines the latest major players, their products and joint trials in the TV set-top box market; finally analyze the developing and marketing trend, strategies from different views and the technical challenges toward TV set-top box or interactive TV and potential solutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2127-2132
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
StatePublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. Part 3 (of 4) - Beijing, China
Duration: Oct 14 1996Oct 17 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture


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