As the digital revolution increases television services for all, set top boxes are needed to access these services. Digital set top boxes are often sold at a discount. This may be during short term special offers in supermarkets or in promotions of their services by satellite and cable providers.
Digital set top boxes from the High Street
All the major shopping mall or High Street suppliers of digital technology, especially those also selling television sets, will also sell digital set top boxes for use with the television sets.
Which shops sell digital set top boxes?
Comet, Curry's and Dixons are the major retailers of technology on the U.K. High Streets and in all major shopping malls. They stock a wide range of brands of electrical goods, so offer plenty of consumer choice in both brand and price. Argos also supplies a range of these, almost always at discount prices. These stores all sell television receivers, compete to supply the best televisions and stock digital recorders, Freeview boxes and HD TV set top box technologies. Supermarkets
Tesco has led the market in discount set top boxes since Freeview began to enable the government promoted digital switchover. Tesco also sell scart leads which are needed to connect the set top box to the television and set top tv recorders. These will usually be at discount prices.
Cable and satellite set top boxes
The digital service supplier such as Sky (satellite), Virgin (cable) or BT (cable) will also supply the individual set top boxes required to receive their TV services. Sky often promotes its services by making special offers on discount priced set top boxes, both through deals with supermarkets selling televisions (you can get a set top bos free) or by including it in the new subscriber deal.
Discounts via the Internet
Most of the retailers of digital set top boxes for providing recording or HD or Freeview also sell these products via their websites. Littlewoods.com and Maplin.co.uk are just two offering discount prices on different brands of set top boxes. The required scart leads and connecting cables may be included. However, the buyer should always check whether these have to be bought in addition. Digital revolution While the U.K. and other countries are in transition from old television technologies to new ones, set top boxes and set-up kits to receive the benefits have become readily available. This is why so many are competing in the markeplace and have become available at discounts.