Digital TV receivers

A digital receiver (also digital decoder or digital receiver) is a receiver device for decoding digitally transmitted television and value-added services via cable, satellite or terrestrial antenna, especially in DVB format. This receiver can either be integrated directly into the playback device (see also Tuner and IDTV) or be implemented as an external device (Set-Top-Box) for retrofitting the existing equipment, whereby the latter is usually accompanied by a digital-to-analog conversion of the signal.