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Is the TV box the same as the set-top box?


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TV boxes and set-top boxes are referred to as TV boxes, but they are not the same in essence. TV boxes now refer to "smart boxes", while set-top boxes refer to traditional cable TV set-top boxes.

Smart TV box: also called network set-top box, which is equivalent to a large-scale mobile storage device, which can be downloaded, installed, and expanded to use content.

Cable TV set-top box: The main function is to transmit cable TV signals, so that the TV can watch all kinds of cable TV, and some live content can also be watched.


When TV box VS TV set-top box, what's the difference between them? Are they the same for your TV? There is a comparison for you to distinguish them.