What is a Digital Cable Ready (DCR) device? What is a Digital Cable Ready (DCR) device? A DCR device is a TV, DVR, or other electronic receiver capable of providing access to certain High Definition (HD) and Standard Definition (SD) digital services.
DCR devices can also provide access to encrypted digital services without the need for a Set-Top Box when a CableCard is inserted into the slot labeled "CableCard" or "POD" (Point of Deployment), usually located at the back of the TV.
Certain advanced features are not available when you use a CableCard, such as:
To access these types of features you need a Set-Top Box.
Will my device work with a CableCard?
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