About IPTV Decoders
The IPTV decoder’s function is to receive the content and decode it into a format that your digital devices can play. IPTV decoders prevent piracy and unapproved access to content. Since the video content is encoded, viewers need to have a compatible decoder to decode the content and watch it using their computer or television. The most prevalent type of decoder is a “set-top box” — a small device that connects to your display and decodes the video content. Like most IPTV devices, set-top boxes can range from inexpensive consumer units to high-end decoders for enterprises.