Revenue of SD set-top boxes is set to decline from current levels of $1.4 billion (€1.06 billion) to $438 million by 2014, while HD PVR STB revenues will increase by 61% over the same time period, according to US research firm In-Stat.
Total worldwide digital STB unit shipments will decrease by 10% from 2009 to 2014. Digital PVR STB unit shipments will increase 57% by 2014.
Of the worldwide total of all digital STB unit shipments, only Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe will see increases over the next 5 years.
With a market share of 36%, Asia dominates the worldwide digital set top box market. Among the major geographic regions growth of HD set top boxes will be strongest in the Western European market.