Network Set-Top Box (STB) is a key technical device in information appliances. The functionality of the set-top box has jumped from a multi-frequency tuner and decoder to a control terminal for a large number of online databases of movies, multimedia events, news, and more. Therefore, how to expand the functions of the set-top box, improve the quality, reduce the production cost, and optimize the product structure are of great significance for the development of the upcoming interactive TV network.
Compared with ordinary set-top boxes, network set-top boxes mainly have the following differences:
1. Network access: Simply put, the “network set-top box” can be seen as a “set-top box” for obtaining video programs via the Internet. That is to say, the ordinary set-top box is connected to the coaxial cable, and the cable TV network is taken; and the network set-top box is connected to the network cable, and the Internet is taken.
2. Main functions: The programs watched by traditional TVs are fixed, cannot access the Internet, and cannot control TV programs with consumers' own preferences. They do not have content and applications that can be loaded. Connect to the network set-top box, access the Internet through the network cable or wireless WIFI, realize web browsing, video video playback, online QQ chat, game entertainment, online movie TV, etc. on the TV. You can control the TV program according to your own preferences, or you can install the application at will. program.