A STB is a device that will decode the digital signal to enable the channels to be displayed on your Television set. This STB will plug into your TV set. It is also referred to as a decoder.
Although you will be able to receive the signal through your aerial, without the STB you will be unable to display the digital services on your television set. The STB decodes the digital signal received via a standard aerial antenna and supplies the TV set with a video signal.
All STBs will carry the SABS quality mark and the ‘GO DIGITAL’ logo to ensure conformity throughout the country.n
What is Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT)?
DTT stands for Digital Terrestrial Television or Digital Terrestrial Transmission. It refers to the broadcasting of terrestrial television in a digital format. Currently, terrestrial broadcasting in South Africa is broadcast in an analogue format. The country is in the process of planning and implementing migration from analogue to digital broadcasting.
What is Direct To Home (DTH)?
Direct-to-Home (satellite transmission): It refers to the broadcasting of the digital television signal via satellite. DTH will be used in areas where the terrestrial television signal is very poor or non-existent.
Did you know that you will be able to listen to all 19 SABC radio stations country-wide on your television set
Did you know that you will have access to more television channels ?
SABC1, SABC2, SABC3, SABC Encore and SABC News - Channel 404
Did you know that you don’t need to replace your existing TV set?
No. The STB is designed to receive the digital television signal and converts it to an analog signal that will work with your existing analog TV.
Did you know that all you need is a standard television aerial to receive a signal?
Did you know that the quality of the picture and sound will improve if you obtain a Set Top Box(STB)?