Set-top Box Specification Version 5.0

The Version 5.0 ENERGY STAR specification for Set-top Boxes was finalized on May 13, 2016. The Set‐top Boxes V5.0 specification will replace the Set‐top Boxes V4.1 specification on Jan 1, 2017 for all products except Thin Clients. Thin Clients must meet these requirements on January 1, 2018. Materials related to this process are provided below. Stakeholders who received past communications related to the development of previous specification versions will continue to receive updates on this review effort. To be added to the contact list, stakeholders are encouraged to contact STBs@energystar.gov with their contact information.

ENERGY STAR Set-top Boxes Draft Version 5.1 Stakeholder Comments
AT&T/DIRECTV Comments (PDF, 275 KB)

ENERGY STAR Set-Top Boxes Draft Version 5.1 Cover Memo - March 31, 2017

Final Draft Version 5.0 STB Webinar

Final Draft Version 5.0 STB Stakeholder Comments
ARRIS (PDF, 198 KB)
ATT_DIRECTV (PDF, 402 KB)
CableLabs (PDF, 160 KB)
NRDC (PDF, 352 KB)
Technicolor (PDF, 121 KB)

Draft 2 Version 5.0 STB Stakeholder Comments
Apple (PDF, 312 KB)
ARRIS (PDF, 60 KB)
ATT and DIRECTV (PDF, 381 KB)
CSA Group (PDF, 212 KB)
NRDC (PDF, 310 KB)

ENERGY STAR Set-top Boxes Draft 2 Specification Webinar- February 23, 2016
Webinar Slide Deck (PDF, 2.6 MB)

Draft 2 Version 5.0 STB Specification - February 3, 2016

On February 3, 2016, EPA released the Draft 2 Version 5.0 STB Program Requirements for Manufacturers and Service Providers.

Draft 2 Version 5.0 Set-top Box Analysis (OFFICEDOCUMENT, 590 KB)

Draft 1 Version 5.0 STB Stakeholder Comments – January 4, 2016
ARRIS Comments (PDF, 130 KB)
ATT and DIRECTV Comments (PDF, 368 KB)
Keystone Comments (PDF, 106 KB)
NRDC Comments (PDF, 325 KB)
Simon Rose Comments (PDF, 60 KB)

Draft 1 Version 5.0 STB Revised Dataset – December 16, 2015

On December 16, 2015, EPA released the Revised Draft 1 Version 5.0 STB Analysis Dataset for Manufacturers and Service Providers.


Draft 1 Version 5.0 STB Webinar – December 9, 2015

EPA and DOE hosted a webinar to discuss the Draft 1 specification and test method. EPA and DOE welcome comments by December 18 at STBs@energystar.gov.


Draft 1 Version 5.0 ENERGY STAR Set-top Box Specification — November 16, 2015

On November 16, 2015, EPA released the Draft 1 Version 5.0 STB Program Requirements for Manufacturers and Service Providers.

EPA Cover Memo (PDF, 0 B)