A set top box will allow you to watch a variety of digital channels and internet applications right on your TV or monitor. Similar to an Apple TV, providing different apps and digital media, as well as recording of live TV via a USB connection, so you can save up to 500 hours of your favorite shows. This also allows you to playback any multimedia you have stored on a USB device, essentially turning your current monitor into a smart TV. All devices are compatible with high quality screens, producing a high definition display. A set top box can be extremely useful for expanding the available content on your home theatre without replacing your current display.