This decoder came out in around mid 2008 before the hd (high definition) era (it doesn't support hd viewing). It works perfectly well though - same can be said of the remote, no doubt! This piece includes it's original smartcard, but, without its lnb cable - unintentionally - on my part. Very suitable for [any] crt (cathode ray tube) screens as most crts don't pass above standard - sd (480p) or sd+ (576p) image resolution format - which is still below hd (720p). Led (light emitting diode) & lcd (liquid crystal display) screens - which almost all of the time are "flat" tvs can work too, but, the picture quality is low because they have higher resolution and the sd format will have to be "stretched" henceforth the images appearing blurry.
Also of note that pictures may be clear on smaller size "flat" tvs