IPTV set-top box vs. Smart TV? After a luxury, TV sets are a part of standard equipment in practically every hotel area for quite some time today. But, only recently has the advancing technology enabled TV sets to become more than simply a pricey entertainment service for those guests. As ever-increasing broadband internet connectivity is strictly creating the Internet the prevailing station of TV content delivery, TV sets today do not offer only a completely new level of expertise for the guests, but also an awesome new chance for those hotels to immediately reach and communicate their services to their clientele.
There are two ways of using the improved capacities of this so-called Internet Protocol television (or IPTV) in hotels. It may be performed either via another device called IPTV set-top-box (IPTV STB) attached to the TV set, or via a so-called Smart TV, which has IPTV performance already built.
Can Be Smart TV a much better Option (vs. IPTV Set-Top Box)?
At first glance, Smart TV appears to be the better alternative. It does away with the hassle of finding a location for another IPTV set-top box and connecting it to a TV set, therefore being simpler to install and more tasteful generally. Particularly so if the TV box is to be hidden beneath the TV screen, which by raising the essential space between the wall and the screen mitigates the aesthetic advantages of contemporary ever-thinner TV sets. This creates Smart TV a persuasive option particularly for environments which have to have many TV sets installed, for example public halls, hotels, etc.