An electronic tuning device, often including a descrambler, that allows channels transmitted by cable to be selected for viewing on a television.
(plural cable boxes)
- (television) set top box connecting a house to its cable service.
- (television) A device given out by some cable television services that allows the user to have more channels on their television than they would have without the cable box.
- (television) A descrambler used to descramble scrambled television channels on cable TV