Set-top Boxes & Cable Boxes Key Product Criteria

Effective Date: January 1, 2017

Set-top Boxes are subject to a requirement that depends on the type of network they connect to, plus the additional functions they provide.

Network allowance (aka "Base Type")

Base Type

(Use Topmost if Multiple Apply)

Version 5.0 Allowance

(kWh/year)

1.  Cable DTA 37
2.  Cable 50
3.  Satellite 50
4.  Multichannel Video Programming Distributor (MVPD) Internet Protocol (IP)  40
5.  Thin-client/Remote

7

(Applicable after January 1, 2018.)

6.  Terrestrial N/A
7.  Over the top (OTT) Internet Protocol (IP) 7

Additional Functionality allowances (not all may apply even if a STB supports them.)

Additional Functionality

Version 5.0 Allowance

(kWh/year)

Advanced Video Processing 0
Advanced Video Processing -- Additional 0
CableCARD 15
CableCARD -- Max One Additional 15
Digital Video Recorder (DVR)  35
DOCSIS® 2 25
DOCSIS® 3.X 45
HD  0
High Efficiency Video Processing (HEVP) 10
High Efficiency Video Processing for Thin Clients (HEVP-TC) 10
Home Network Interface (HNI) 15
MIMO Wi-Fi HNI (MIMO) 802.11n Base (Initial 2x2 Streams)  9
MIMO 802.11ac Base (Initial 2x2 Streams) 18
MIMO Wi-Fi Additional Streams Beyond 2x2 3
MIMO Wi-Fi HNI (MIMO) 802.11n High Power (≥ 200 mW conducted out) Base (Initial 2x2 Streams) 11
MIMO 802.11ac High Power Base (Initial 2x2 Streams) 22
MIMO Wi-Fi High Power Additional Streams Beyond 2x2 4
Multi-room 21
Multi-stream -- Cable/Satellite 18
Multi-stream -- IP  18
Multi-stream -- Additional 0
Transcoding 13
Transcoding -- Additional 5
UltraHD Resolution 5
Access Point 8
Router 15
Telephony 4

An STB receives additional credit if it provides Deep Sleep Functionality or saves power when sending content to remote, client STBs.