08-25-2016 03:03 PM
A CableCARD™ is a small device provided by your cable service provider that, when installed into a TV or other device, allows you to access digital cable services without the need for a Set-Top Box.
It's about the size of a thick credit card, and the CableCARD™ fits into a special slot built into a growing number of peripheral devices, such as TVs, DVRs and PCs.
A CableCARD™ gives you access to HD (high-definition) and SD (standard-definition) channels included in your TV plan as well as premium channels and sports packages to which you subscribe.
A CableCARD™ must be activated to work with your device.